3 YEAR Program

The Program


The Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management course provides theory and practice for food preparation and service required for success in the food service industry. Students learn how to operate and care for kitchen equipment, prepare and serve food, plan menus and a variety of skills required to operate and maintain a restaurant. Students practice their serving techniques at the on-site restaurant. Participants have the opportunity to achieve multiple national certifications.


A Culinary Arts student should:


- Have the ability to work under pressure

- Have stamina to stand a long period of time

- Be able to work in heat & hot places

- Be able to follow directions

- Be able to carry heavy loads

- Be able to think & move quickly

- Have a clean & neat appearance

- Have tact and a pleasant, courteous personality

- Have an average aptitude in verbal reasoning, numerical

   ability, and language usage


- Sanitation - Serv Safe Certification

- Safe operation of equipment

-   Hot & cold preparation

- Baking

- Dessert & specialty items

- Customer service

- Food service math

- Nutrition & menu planning

-  Meal preparation

-  Inter-family relationships & dynamics


Food and beverage preparation and service workers make up one the largest occupational groups in our nation's labor force. Job opportunities exist almost everywhere for persons who have had courses in commercial food preparation.

Instructional sequence & POS


Serv-Safe Certification

(National Restaurant Education Foundation)



(National Restaurant Education Foundation)


Pennsylvania Skills Certificate




Chef Tim Brown has been the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management Instructor at Crawford County Career and Technical Center since 2017. Prior to teaching at CCCTC, he taught Secondary Education Culinary Arts at Wickenburg High School in Arizona.


Chef Brown holds a Chef de Cuisine Certification from the American Culinary Federation. Chef brings twelve years of hospitality industry experience to share with his students. His experience ranges from fine dining, ski resorts, and family dining. The majority of his career was spent as the Chef de Cuisine on guest ranches in Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, and California.


As a native of Pennsylvania, Chef Brown is grateful to be teaching his craft and making an impact on children back in his home state.

Meet The Instructor

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Crawford County Career & Technical Center

860 Thurston Rd., Meadville Pennsylvania  16335

Ph. (814) 724-6024   Fax: 814-337-0602