Monday, August 31, 2009
High schools in Rockwall, Frisco, The Colony, and Forney add food-service classes to curriculum
Chefs and restaurateurs continue to gain attention as good career choices.
Four more high schools were added to the roster of participating schools using the Texas Restaurant Association's FS Prep (Foodservice Preparation) curriculum for the school's culinary arts program.
Rockwall High School in Rockwall ISD, Heritage High School in Frisco, and The Colony High School in Lewisville ISD are new additions to the FS Prep roster. Forney High School was added late last year. This will be their first full year of participation in FS Prep.
Cody Hayes is the culinary arts instructor at Rockwall High School. Teresa Booth is the culinary arts instructor at The Colony High School. Tonya Burden is the culinary arts instructor at Forney High School. Tammy Mumford is the culinary arts instructor at Heritage High School in Frisco.
FS Prep, designed by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF), is a two-year, comprehensive culinary and foodservice instructional resource developed for high school teachers and includes daily lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, lab and lecture guides, supplementary materials, tests, and quizzes -- all in modular and electronic format.
Developed in 2001 and updated in recent years, FS Prep has been adopted by over 70 high schools throughout Texas. Currently, local chapters of the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) have begun implementing FS Prep curriculum into their neighborhood schools.