Culinary Arts

Culinary arts prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques.

Maine Certified Industry Standards for CIP 12,0503


American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF)



Approved Secondary Culinary Arts Programs

Augusta Capital Area Technical Center
Bangor United Technologies Center
Bath Bath Regional Career & Technical Center
Brunswick Maine Region Ten Technical High School
Calais St. Croix Regional Technical Center
Caribou Caribou Regional Technology Center
Dexter Tri-County Technical Center
Ellsworth Hancock County Technical Center
Farmington Foster Technology Center
Houlton Southern Aroostook County, Region 2
Lewiston Lewiston Regional Technical Center
Lincoln Northern Penobscot Tech, Region 3
Machias Coastal Washington County Institute of Technology
Naples Lake Region Vocational Center
Norway Oxford Hills Technical High School, Region 11
Portland Portland Arts & Technology High School
Rockland Mid-Coast School of Technology
Sanford Sanford Regional Technical Center
Skowhegan Somerset Career and Technical Center
Waldo Waldo County Technical Center
Waterville Mid-Maine Technical Center
Westbrook Westbrook Regional Vocational Center