Culinary Arts

Vista Culinary LogoVista Academy will offer high school students a Culinary Arts program; which falls within the Denver Public Schools’ Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster.  Vista Academy will have a state of the arts culinary arts wing that promises to provide our students with the best training available.  Our proximity to the airport partnerships with various hotels in the area will provide our students with exciting internships and job-shadowing opportunities.  Students will participate in a cohort that will expand their learning to international opportunities to explore the language, cooking and culture from the country in which their cohort is focused.

The Culinary Arts program at Vista Academy will provide students many options with regards to certificates and education.  Industry Certificates include a ServSafe Certificate, ProStart National Certification, and County Food Handlers Card.  Through our partnerships with community colleges students can seek a Food Service Management, Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry certification as they seek post-secondary or career options upon completion of the program.  Community Colleges will articulate up to 12 credits for our students.

The Culinary Arts students run both SWAGGER Lunch and the SWAGGER Cafe.