A program designed to help students succeed

The Culinary Arts is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for the chefs and head cooks between 2018-2028 is 11%, which it defines as “much faster than average.” Moreover, these careers usually require only a high school diploma and can be obtained, on average, with just five years of on-the-job training. The 2019 median pay was $25/hour, or $51,530 per year (compared to the median salary for all occupations of $39,810).

At Randolph Academy, we are proud to offer students the chance to explore culinary career paths from a variety of perspectives, ranging from basic restaurant staff roles right up through head chefs and owners.

  • student baking in culinary class
  • student working grill at event
  • culinary students covered in flour
  • students present completed baking
  • students working together in the kitchen

We educate our students on hygienic food preparation, which is vital to their own nutrition and self-sustenance, regardless of their final career paths. We also teach them food presentation skills, portion measurement, and the ever-important clean-up skills. They are instructed on the elements of commercial kitchens as well, and introduced to a variety of cookware, utensils, seasonings and cooking methods.

We are also proud to have our very own food truck, from which our students train and serve food at special community events. This specialization within the culinary arts has exploded in recent years, due to their substantially lower start-up costs compared to brick-and-mortar restaurants, as well as the mobility and geographic diversity they offer, allowing owners to take their products to customers where they work, play and live.