Family & Consumer Sciences Academy

Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management



Our Culinary Arts program earned national recognition from Advance CTE in 2016, winning the Excellence in Action Award for the Hospitality and Tourism Career Cluster.


Culinary Arts students explore opportunities for employment in the hospitality and food service industry through the operation of the student-run Central Campus Café. Students receive their ProStart certification from the National Restaurant Association and compete in local and national competitions. Students plan and prepare food, use institutional equipment, set up the dining room, and serve customers on designated Central Campus Café days. Students also have the chance to visit area restaurants and other hospitality businesses.

Fashion Design and Merchandising


Within the creative discipline of Fashion Design, students discover fascinating fundamentals of the fashion industry and learn about all of the exciting behind-the-scene details that make every show and every display perfect. Study famous and up-and-coming designers, explore historical and current trends, and learn the importance of alterations and proper fit. In this program students building upon their sewing skills, create fashion drawings, and analyze the designs of others. The program enhances entrepreneurial skills and techniques to successfully market their designs in the fashion industry. The culminating event for this program is a spring fashion show that is created and produced by the fashion students and other cooperating Central Campus programs.

“When I first came to Central Campus, I was very intimidated by the other students but my instructor helped me gain the courage and confidence I needed to develop the techniques and great skills I will use when I continue my studies in fashion and design.”
Genesis Galdamez – Fashion Design and Merchandising- North High School