Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

Intergenerational Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program provides students with theory and practical work experience relative to planning, selecting, preparing, and serving quality foods. This program also covers safety practices, the use and care of commercial equipment, and sanitation precautions. The GJCTC Culinary Arts kitchen and the GJCTC Spartan Inn Restaurant offer ideal settings to study and practice all careers related to institutional, commercial, and self-owned food establishments. 

Career specialties include chef, specialty cook, meat cutter, caterer, cake baker and decorator, and food salesperson. Serve-Safe certification is available for students who qualify. Membership in the American Culinary Federation is also available. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates earn a diploma.

Areas of Training

In an effort to stay current with changes and trends in the industry, the program curriculum may change during the program year and will include general training in:

  • Safety and sanitation
  • Food service industry
  • Cooking theory and practice
  • Nutrition
  • Dining room service
  • Food purchasing, receiving, and culinary math
  • Management

Take the Next Step

We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to learn more about enrolling in our program! Please follow these steps to apply:

  1. Call the adult education office at (814) 266-6073, ext. 201 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to schedule a tour and/or make a registration interview appointment.
  2. You must have a high school diploma or GED.
  3. Be prepared to bring the $100 registration fee with you. You must pay this non-refundable fee before you register, as it secures your seat in class. We will deduct the $100 from your tuition once you begin your program.
  4. During the interview, a GJCTC adult education career will review school policies and procedures along with any entrance requirements you must complete. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and/or the school.
  5. After your interview, you should begin the application process for financial aid (if applicable).
  6. Once you meet all the requirements, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the supervisor of adult education.