Farrington High School’s Culinary Academy is a two-year program built on academic goals that will introduce students to the food service industry and available careers in the culinary arts. Through class projects and participation in our in-school restaurant, students learn and practice the basic skills and techniques required within the culinary field. Our goal as an academy is to graduate successful students who are prepared to enter culinary and food service professions (both front and back of house), post-secondary education, internships, or apprenticeships.
Students in the Culinary Academy are part of a community of learners taught by instructors familiar with industry standards and requirements. Students are offered opportunities to gain skills and utilize those skills to prepare a variety of food. In addition to career awareness and basic baking and cooking techniques, students also learn about safety and sanitation requirements, entrepreneurship, business skills, and restaurant management skills.
Additionally, students may go on site-visits to various business establishments and institutions, including hotels and culinary training programs, to observe skills taught in class being implemented by industry professionals.
For students interested in applying for the American Culinary Apprenticeship program after high school, the Kapiʻolani Community College (KCC) Culinary Arts Department has agreed to waive the Fundamentals of Cookery and the Safety & Sanitation course requirements for Farrington Culinary Academy students who have successfully applied and demonstrated the competencies of the accrediting commission for the American Culinary Federation Foundation (ACFF).