This career major prepares students for employment in the restaurant and hotel industry through the completion of an industry-driven curriculum focusing on culinary arts and restaurant and hotel management basics. Students in the program will learn through on-the-job training as well as an internship and capstone experience. Upon successful completion of this Career Major, students will earn certificates in ServSafe, ProStart Foundation of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts 1 and 2, and Hospitality and Tourism. This career major is focused on giving graduates marketable skills to help them succeed in the industry.
Restaurant & Food Service Industry
Food & Workplace Safety
Introduction to Kitchen Skills
Introduction to Culinary Basics
Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism
Marketing & Menu Management
Meat-Identification & Fabrication
Introduction to Management & Leadership
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 3
Workplace Documents – 3
Graphic Literacy – 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).