Food Service

Professional Food Service is a 2-year program where you will learn commercial kitchen skills in professionally equipped kitchens with several workstations.

The focus of this program is on preparing and serving food according to entry-level catering and restaurant standards.

    After mastering designated competencies, second-year students may transition into cooperative work experiences and community-based job sites.

    Nicole Vance
    (740) 201.3255
    4565 Columbus Pike | Delaware, OH 43015

    To ask more questions about any program or to schedule a tour of our campuses, contact Administrative Assistant to the Enrollment Coordinator, Marsha Link at (740) 201-3216 or

    Class Location & Grade

    Location: South Campus

    Grade Level: Juniors and Seniors

    Class Fees

    2018/2019 Fees::
    Food Service I: $234.00
    Food Service II: $39.00

    See breakdowns for individual fee costs, including additional fees not covered in the cost listed above:

    Food Service I
    Food Service II

    Fees can be easily paid online, 24 hours a day. Learn more about paying class fees and adding to your student’s lunch account.

    Curriculum Highlights

    You will plan menus, create shopping lists, and acquire supplies within the community while identifying, sanitizing, and safely using equipment in a commercial kitchen.

    Gain real-life experiences
    • Measuring techniques
    • Correct use of vocabulary terms
    • Use/care of food service tools and equipment
    • Safety and sanitation practices
    • Positive customer relations and work relationships
    • Ordering and rotating food items
    • Marketing for the food industry
    • Preparation of salads, garnishes, pastas, baked goods, and desserts
    • Operating at different prep stations with real-life restaurant experiences
    • Preparing meats, pastas, poultry, seafood, side dishes, soups, sauces, and potatoes
    • Building work stamina and staying on task
    • Making good decisions and developing problem-solving skills
    • On and off-site catering
    • Positive work relationships
    • Nutrition trends
    • Food culture around the world
    • Daily living skills
    • Small group instruction
    Additional Benefits
    • Participate in job shadowing
    • Learn from demonstrations provided by food service advisory council members
    • Get hands-on experience operating the South Campus Cafe and catering
    • Take field trips to local restaurants
    • Cater on campus for community organizations
    • Participate in cooperative work experiences at local restaurants
    • Learn leadership and team building skills
    Organization, Affiliation, or CTSO

    Family Career and Community Leaders of America

    Career Focus

    You will be ready to prepare and serve food according to entry level catering and restaurant standards. You will also be able to:

    • Work as a stock room clerk, a grill, fry, or pantry cook, a bakers assistant, an assistant in a catering business, a restaurant inventory clerk, or a host or hostess.
    • Work in equipment sales in the food industry or work in the front of the house as a server, busser, host, hostess, beverage server, or runner.
    • Work in the back of the house as a part of salad prep, as a dishwasher operator, or a prepper.

    "Attending DACC has been a great experience for me! I enjoy catering, serving food in the cafe, and learning how to cook new recipes. I have had the opportunity make many new friends and teach them (and my teacher) sign language!"

    - Ray Martin
    Food Service Student