Students From The Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Program at Thomas Edison Participated in Their Annual Holiday Bake Sale

by MCS Staff

About 50 students in the restaurant management and culinary arts program at Thomas Edison High School of Technology participated their annual holiday bake sale. The students bake, and package assorted goodies for their sale, including 109 pies, 120 cheesecakes, 100 dozen oatmeal, cranberry and gluten-free cookies, 100 dozen macaroons, 45 pounds of peppermint bark, along with pints of cranberry sauce and cranberry orange relish. Proceeds from the sale are invested back into the program. See photos of the bake sale preparation.

More about the program: The Restaurant Management/Culinary Arts program offers students the opportunity to explore the food service industry and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to pursue postsecondary education and careers. This program is certified by the American Culinary Federation, a professional organization that works to enhance professional growth for chefs and cooks.  In a professional kitchen, students study and practice food safety and sanitation principles, professional food-handling and preparation techniques, and quantity preparation.  Students participate in various entrepreneurial ventures through the operation of an in-school café, catering in-school events, and a production bake sale.  Students have opportunities to earn an American Culinary Federation Certified Fundamentals Cook Certification (ACF-CFC), ServSafe Food Protection Manager’s Certification, ServSafe Allergens Certification, and Montgomery County Food Handlers License.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Certified Fundamentals Cook Certification (ACF-CFC)
  • Montgomery County Food Handlers License
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager’s Certification
  • ServSafe Allergens Certification

Program Highlights:

  • Students apply knowledge and skills to the operation of the Edison Holiday Bake Sale in the fall and Café Edison in the spring.
  •  Students earn 15 automatic SSL hours per semester with a passing grade in the course.
  • Opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school (see below).

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