Culinary Arts & Hospitality


Cook Up a Tasty Career

Culinary arts and Hospitality prepares students for success in the food service and hospitality industry. Students are taught food preparation, dining service, inventory control, safety, and sanitation and management skills. Our students also learn nutrition, healthy cooking, equipment identification, use of hand tools and culinary vocabulary. Students prepare soups and sauces, breakfast entrees, sandwich production, pies, cakes, yeast-raised products, entree preparation, international dishes, vegetable preparation, garnishing, salads and dressings.

Over the past several years, DCTS students have won state and national food preparation and service competitions. We are the only high school Culinary Arts program in this part of Pennsylvania to be certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

Upon graduation, students may seek immediate employment, enter an apprentice program or continue culinary or management studies at the post-secondary level.


Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Instructor: Michael Fedeli, John Maier
Location: Aston & Folcroft Campuses

Successful Students Need:

Algebra l, Biology, Chemistry, English, Reading Comprehension skills, Active listening & speaking skills, Service orientation, Social perceptiveness, Manual dexterity

Career Opportunities:

  • Baker
  • Line Cook
  • Cake Decorator
  • Prep and Pantry Cook

with 2-year or more college degrees

  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Executive Chef Food service Manager
  • Hotel and Resort Manager
  • Pastry Chef
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Sous Chef


  • Serve Safe Certification
  • PA skills Certificate

Class Content Area

DCTS 2014 Medal & Scholarship Winners

Local chapters of national student organizations – Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), SKILLS USA, Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), and Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) – have awarded over 50 medals and 9 scholarships to DCTS students this year!


C-CAP Scholarship Winners 

Dwayne Brooks, Jr.    DCTS, Folcroft (Southeast Delco)                          $3,000 CCAP Scholarship


Dustin Giles                DCTS, Folcroft (Chichester)                                     $2,000 CCAP Scholarship


Mary Jackson             DCTS, Aston   (Upper Darby)                                   $40,000 Associates Degree Scholarship to La Cordon Blue


Marquis Leonard      DCTS, Marple (William Penn)                                  $2,000 CCAP Scholarship


Jami McIvor               DCTS, Folcroft (Wallingford Swarthmore)          $44,550 Associates Degree Scholarship to  The Art Institute of Philadelphia


Kenneth Naulty         DCTS, Marple (Interboro)                                        $4,500 Montgomery County CC Scholarship


William Sheehan       DCTS, Marple (Upper Darby)                                   $4,000 CCAP Scholarship


Destiny Sturgis          DCTS, Folcroft (Interboro)                                      $2,500 CCAP Scholarship


Jasmine Terrell          DCTS, Folcroft (William Penn)                                $14,650 JNA Scholarship


Complete List 2013-2014 Student Org Winners


DCTS Culinary Arts students compete as finalists in the C-CAP Scholarship Competition

On Friday March 29th, students from all three culinary arts program traveled to Drexel University to compete in the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Top Chef style culinary competition for up to $100,000 in college scholarships. 



Read the article the Philadelphia Inquirer front page article