Culinary, Baking, and Hospitality

Welcome to the Culinary, Baking, and Hospitality program at the WMCTC:


Culinary Arts, Baking, and Hospitality are among the most in demand careers in Michigan and around the country. Skills acquired in our CBH program include sanitation and food safety, knife skills, basic food preparation, baking, butchery, food storage, portion control, inventory control, culinary math, management, point-of-sale system operations, dining room service, banquet service, customer service, menu development, and sustainability.

The Culinary, Baking, and Hospitality Field: 

Careers in the Culinary Arts, Baking, and Hospitality fields offer vast opportunities for travel advancement and promotion. Our graduates will be prepared to be leaders in the field as chefs, bakers, hospitality managers, restaurant/food service owners, research chefs, dining service directors, and food service directors. In this field, self-motivation, creativity, and hard work are requirements for successful advancement. If you love to eat or serve others with a smile, this may be just the career path for you. Learn from certified chefs and industry veterans how to love your work and eat it too.  

Student Organizations and Community Enrichment:    

Students have the opportunity to be involved in National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) and SkillsUSA, which is a national nonprofit organization serving high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. Students may elect to compete in specific areas of expertise at the regional, state and national level.

Students may also have the opportunity for any variety of work-based learning activities, which could include cooperative education, job shadows, and/or on-site tours.  These activities provide opportunities to help develop leadership skills through hands-on experiences.

Culinary, Baking, and Hospitality (CBH)

Skills acquired in the Culinary, Baking, and Hospitality (CBH) program include sanitation and food safety, knife skills, basic food preparation, baking, butchery, food storage, portion control, inventory control, culinary math, management, point-of-sale system operations, dining room service, banquet service, customer service, menu development, and sustainability. Careers in the culinary arts, hospitality, and baking fields offer vast opportunities for travel advancement and promotion. Our graduates will be prepared to be leaders in the field as chefs, bakers, hospitality managers, restaurant/food service owners, research chefs, dining service directors, and food service directors. In this field, self-motivation, creativity, and hard work are requirements for successful advancement. If you love to eat or serve others with a smile, this may be just the career path for you.

Mr. Trevor Bethke, HRE Culinary Instructor   (231-876-2230)   tbethke@wmisd.org

Mrs. Chanhom Sikkema, Paraprofessional   (231-876-2230)   csikkema@wmisd.org

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