Culinary Arts


Culinary Arts
Tuscola Technology Center, 1401 Cleaver Road, Caro, MI48723

Instructor: Robert Zehnder
Ph:989.673.5300, ext. 30329

  • Student Organizations & Competitions
  • Colleges To Consider
  • Work Placement Opportunities
  • Advisory Committees
Program Information

The Culinary Arts Program provides students an opportunity to acquire broad transferable skills as well as job specific skills necessary for employment and advancement in a diverse industry. All students receive training in basic hospitality core skills: interacting with customers, maintaining and operating business systems, cash handling and record keeping, marketing techniques, state and local tourism awareness, communication and workplace maintenance.

Student Organizations & Competitions

To learn more visit Student Organizations.

Career Pathways

Following one or two years in this program, you may find employment in motels, restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and institutional food service.

You may continue your education at a college or culinary arts school to prepare yourself for a career in travel service, lodging management or food beverage management.

College Credit and Articulation

One of the ways the Tuscola Technology Center is able to help students make the successful transition from high school to college is by offering articulated college credit. The technical skills and knowledge a student learns can save tuition fees, shorten the time a student spends in college and reduces the duplication of courses at the college level. To receive articulated credit a student needs good grades, good attendance and be able to demonstrate that they have the maturity to bypass the college level courses.

Students have the opportunity to earn college credit with several Michigan Colleges. Colleges participating in the articulation include: Delta College.


Colleges to Continue Culinary Arts:
  • Baker College - Flint
  • Ferris State University
  • Henry Ford Community College
  • Kirtland Community College
  • Johnson & Wales
  • Lansing Community University
  • Michigan State University
  • Mott Community College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • Northwood University
  • Schoolcraft Community College
  • Oakland Community College
  • Washtenaw Community College


Work Placement Opportunities

Work experience and internships in area businesses are a highlight of this program. Second year students are given an opportunity to complete co-op experiences. Students may earn credit and experience working in area businesses.


Advisory Committees

The Tuscola Technology Center is fortunate to have community and business leaders involved in the success of our students.

The committee members are professionals in business and industry as well as counselors and teachers from Tuscola County. Their input is vital in assuring that our students receive industry standard instruction in their field of study.