An Appetite for the Culinary Arts

The Culinary Arts program has given students a chance to fully immerse themselves in learning how to cook professionally. Pursuing the program also helps students experience foods from different cultures. The program is in its fourth year of operation. Even though the classroom is not located in the Century Career Center, it is still a part of the courses that are offered there. 

Culinary arts teacher Todd Saylor has taught for twelve years. Before working at the high school, Saylor spent time working for Disney.

“Working for the Walt Disney Company has provided me with a plethora of experiences to bring to our tour of the world cuisine,” Saylor said. “I have also been able to connect with resources from all over the world to help aid us in providing an authentic experience in terms of cuisine introduction.” 

Since Saylor has so much experience, he’s able to teach students how to cook foods they’ve never tried before. This enables the students to get out of their comfort zone and try new things.