Houston Culinary Instructors Cultivate Teens’ Love for Culinary Arts
Culinary faculty from The Art Institute of Houston are teaching a “Practicum in Chef Training” class at Guthrie Center. The course is available to junior and senior level students. The Art Institute of Houston has partnered with the Guthrie Center for nearly ten years. This year, instructors include Culinary Director Chef Steve Griffin, and Chef Holderfield, Chef Michael Bargas, Chef Melissa Manske, and Chef Ben Baze.
The partnership allows high school students to experience a college-level course. The students in Chef Training uphold the same standards of uniform and conduct that is upheld by culinary students at The Art Institute of Houston. Each student is issued a culinary uniform, a recipe packet, and follows the guidelines of recipe cards, journal writing, and curriculum.
The Art Institute of Houston also supports by program by providing the cost of the uniforms and the instruction. Guthrie Center provides for the cost of the food.
The final exam for the class is a seven-course, plated luncheon, planned and cooked by the students under the instruction of Chef Manske and the Chef Baze.
Learn more about the program here.