Course Objectives Culinary Arts I and Nutrition

Culinary Arts I and Nutrition Tolland High School

Course Description

This course is designed for students who desire to learn about nutrition and cooking as it pertains to their age group. Students will practice a variety of methods of preparation of basic items through extensive laboratory experiences. Creative cooking and working in a group will be an emphasis. Food selection, proper storage, safety, sanitation, knife skills, plating, measuring, working in a team, employable skills and cooking techniques will be taught. Students will learn to write menus containing the daily recommendations for My Food Plate. All up-to-date nutritional information will be addressed in class.


  • Homework assignments
  • Quizzes
  • Labs
  • Final Project
  • Portfolio


Homework will consist of working on classroom assignments, studying for quizzes, tests and a final exam.  Late assignments will be accepted only if the student is absent from class.

Quizzes and Final Project

Quizzes will always be announced. There will be a final project given during the exam schedule. The exam covers the entire semester. There will be no mid-term exam.  Quizzes and the final project will be available for review.

Class Participation

In order to have a positive classroom experience it is important that we all contribute to the class this includes taking part in class discussions, interacting with your classmates during lab time, and cooking activities, following the guidelines of the class.


When absent, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the teacher to receive missed assignments.  Two day is allotted to make up work for each day absent.  If you are absent when a test is given; you will have three (3) days to make it up from the day you return to school.

If you are absent from a lab experience you must make it up at home for credit.

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

  1. If the bell rings and you are not in the classroom you are considered late.  3 lates to class results in an after school detention.
  2. B1 If you arrive at 7:20 go to the office to obtain a pass to class.
  3. No electronic devices at all at any time during class time unless given permission by teacher.
  4. No back packs in the class at all due to safety hazards.
  5. Only clear containers with water are permitted in class.  You will have cups with your name on them and ice water in the refrigerator at all times.  Please do not drink anything but water out of these cups as they do not wash well.
  6. Bring a pen or pencil to class everyday and your three ring binder (Portfolio).
  7. Give your best effort!
  8. Be on task!
  9. Recycle, Compost and Clean up after yourself!
  10. Use respectful language at all times and engage only in appropriate conversations.
  11. Listen to instructions and directions.
  12. Follow all safety procedures.
  13. If anything is damaged or broken by a student that student must pay for the replacement.
  14. Enjoy yourself and the learning process!

 I’m looking forward to getting to know you during the semester!  Feel free to email or contact me any time with questions or concerns.

 Ms. DeBlois  860-870-6818 ext 10093