Culinary Arts

Sims Academy students are able to build a strong foundation for their culinary careers through our dual enrollment partnership with Lanier Technical College. In this program, highly qualified instructors from Lanier Technical College teach students in the Career and Technical Education programs available to students through Sims Academy. 

The Culinary Arts program prepares students for employment within many facets of the food service industry. Students will obtain technical skills training, focusing on food preparation, sanitation, nutrition, marketing, catering, management fundamentals, and work ethics.

The Prep Cook technical certificate of credit provides skills for entry into the food services preparation area as a prep cook. Topics include food services history, safety and sanitation, purchasing and food control, nutrition and menu development and design, along with the principles of cooking. Students who complete this certificate are positioned to earn several additional certificates that lead to a diploma or degree in Culinary Arts.

certification Information

This program prepares graduates to receive a Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC) from Lanier Technical College, which qualifies them to work in this field:

  • Prep Cook Certificate

These courses will also provide students with a jumpstart to their future diploma or degree-level studies.


A graduation plan is available below. For specific information about how you can complete this program, please contact Sims Academy.

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1

CUUL 1000
Fundamentals of Culinary Arts

CUUL 1110
Culinary Safety and Sanitation

CUUL 1122
Foundations of Cooking Principles

CUUL 1124
Foundations of Cooking Techniques


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