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Culinary Arts Class | Northwest Career and Technical Academy | Mount Vernon, WA

Culinary Arts

Mount Vernon campus

The Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management program combines current hospitality industry curriculum with on-the-job training in a commercial setting open to the public.
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About Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management program combines current hospitality industry curriculum with on the job training in a commercial setting open to the public. Students provide customer service, deal with production deadlines, and serve in actual job functions.

Students receive instruction in professional expectations, food and workplace safety, kitchen and dining room procedures, customer service, food production and baking techniques, event planning and service, technical report writing, applied mathematics, nutrition, marketing, and introduction to management and leadership.

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Meet the Teacher

Lyle Hildahl CCA, CFBE, FMP

Chef Lyle Hildahl's journey with Northwest Career and Technical Academy started when he was the director of Culinary Arts for Skagit Valley College. Lyle served on the NCTA planning team and helped design the kitchen and classroom for Culinary Arts. After serving as director of the culinary division at SVC for 24 years, Lyle took a position in Olympia with the Washington State Hospitality Association as the Executive Director for the Education Foundation.

Lyle is now the Culinary Arts teacher at NCTA. Lyle has been active in the National Restaurant Association and the American Culinary Federation serving on their board of directors and chaired the ACF accreditation commission. Lyle is a previous restaurant owner and he taught classes at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Central Community College, Washington State University, and in Anhui China. Lyle is married with two children.

Credits and Certifications

Upon successful completion of an NCTA course, students have the opportunity to earn high school and college credits, as well as industry-specific certifications. See below for the credits and certifications offered through our Culinary Arts course.
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High School Credits

Year 1

1.0
Technical Math
1.0
Technical English
1.0
Occupational Ed.

year 2

1.0
English
2.0
Occupational Ed.
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College Credits

Up to 6 CTE Dual credits are available via Skagit Valley College in Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management pathway
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Certifications

Food Worker Card
Serve Safe
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    NCTA was a wonderful place for my son to learn about the profession he wanted to pursue through a balance of hands-on learning and in-class learning.
    Samantha
    NCTA Parent
  • This Class Showed Me How to Become a Chef

    I always knew I wanted to be a chef someday. This class showed me how.
    Nathan
    NCTA Student
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