Culinary Arts

  • Pathway Overview

    Are you a future Food Network Star? A culinary education gives students the advantage of learning from several top culinary professionals. Students are also introduced to a variety of cooking styles, a multitude of recipes, new ingredients, and different flavoring profiles, making them more well-rounded chefs. At its core, attending a culinary arts program will allow you to learn the skills and knowledge that are required of a chef in the kitchen, which includes not only knowing how to cook but also how to create new dishes, how to keep the kitchen safe, how to run the kitchen efficiently and more. While this is important, you could also argue that some of this can be learned by working your way up in a restaurant instead - to an extent, of course. If you are interested in this career path, check out the classes and photos below demonstrating career and work-based learning offered through the Culinary Arts Pathway. 

    Required Courses

    • 20.53100 Introduction to Culinary Arts
    • 20.53210 Culinary Arts I
    • 20.53310 Culinary Arts II
  • Instructor

    Felicia W. Hodges received a degree in Administrative Management from Clayton State University and a degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Atlanta. She is currently teaching Culinary Arts at Greene County College and Career Academy in Greensboro, GA. A strong advocate of hands-on, inquiry-based learning, she involves her students in a variety of community service, problem-solving, and technology-infused activities that provide them with opportunities to use their Employability Skills to help others and develop their leadership skills. Her professional interests focus on communicative approaches to personal growth, thematic planning, and cooperative learning. 

    In addition, Ms. Hodges is an FCCLA Master Adviser within the career and technical student organization FCCLA. Felicia has won several awards that demonstrate her commitment to student success including but not limited to, 2022 GA FCCLA Middle School Chapter of the Year, 2023 GA FCCLA Middle School Chapter of the Year, 2022 Georgia National Fairgrounds Superior Chapter, 2020 National FCCLA Career Connection Award, and Teacher of the Year.