Overview

This course of study prepares students for a career as a chef, station chef, or sous-chef. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of food safety and sanitation, principles of nutrition, and the fundamentals of commercial food preparation and practices. They then progress to a wide variety of advanced culinary objectives. Students work in the newly renovated cafeteria kitchen preparing and learning how to prepare foods for staff and student meals, and any other events held at the school that will help promote their skills and techniques for future success. At the end of 4 years students will be prepared to start an entry level position in the food service industry or continue to build upon their studies in a post-secondary environment. Topics include Food Safety and Sanitation, Nutrition, Culinary Math, Stocks Sauces & Soups, Pantry & Breakfast Cookery, Storeroom & Purchasing Operations, and Production Skills and International Cuisine.

Instructor: Dyanna Bruno

Chef Dyanna Bruno

Chef Dyanna Bruno teaches Food Service Management and Marketing and is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University, Providence. She holds an Associate‚Äôs Degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor's Degree in Food Service Management with a concentration in Marketing and Event planning. Ms. Bruno has been teaching at High Tech High School since 2015. Her goals in the classroom are to educate students in the exciting field of the food service industry and help students prepare for their future and long-term goals after High Tech. Ms. Bruno is also an advisor for two different extracurricular clubs at High Tech: Culinary Club and Skills USA. Both clubs are important to Ms. Bruno, since they encourage students from all different majors to appreciate not only the culinary world but their area of study as well. Ms. Bruno has had a passion for the food service industry since childhood. Since then, she has held almost every job in the food service business; she still actively works in the field when not teaching in the classroom. However, when she does have free, time Ms. Bruno enjoys binge watching bad TV and retail therapy. dbruno@hcstonline.org

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