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Bartow Culinary Academy
Bartow High School
1270 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL  33830

Phone:  (863) 534-7400

Areas of Interest:  Culinary

NCAC Academies


This academy is given the highest level of recognition by the National Career Academy Coaltion, earning the status of a "MODEL" Academy for having exceeded the National Standards of Practice

Bartow Culinary Academy Overview

Do you have a passion for food? Is your favorite channel the Food Network? If so, you should apply to the culinary academy at Bartow High School.

Entering the Bartow Culinary Academy will provide the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.

Bartow Culinary Academy students have the opportunity to earn the ProStart Certification - which is sponsored by the National Restaurant and Lodging Association - as well as certification in SafeStaff and ServSafe. SafeStaff is an employee food handler training required by all employees. ServSafe is a management certification.

Competition is an exciting way to get involved. ProStart and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) both offer competitive events. These could provide the opportunity to travel nationwide to compete in culinary events.