Human Services
Human Services

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Services


Benton Harbor High School
Buchanan High School
Niles High School
River Valley High School

St. Joseph High School

Career Opportunities Include:

  • Cook
  • Dining Room Attendant
  • First-line Supervisor
  • Food Service Manager
  • Waiter/Waitress

GRADES: 11-12

Class Description

This course utilizes materials developed by the National Restaurant Association. The Hospitality Services program emphasizes entry-level hospitality tasks to meet the needs of students' IEP's and employment skills training.

Content Areas

  • Safety/Sanitation Procedures
  • Food Preparation
  • Customer Service
  • Cashiering
  • Waiter/Busing Skills
  • Use of Food Service Industry Equipment
  • Career Exploration in Hospitality Services

Career Outlook

Food and Beverage Serving may be the world's most widespread and familiar industry. These establishments include all types of restaurants, from casual fast-food eateries to formal, elegant dining establishments. The food and Beverage Serving industry comprise about 479,000 places of employment in large cities, small towns, and rural areas across the United States.

Job opportunities will be plentiful because a large number of young and part-time workers in the industry will generate substantial replacement needs.

Earnings in food and Beverage Serving usually are much lower than the average for all industries. The median hourly wage (including tips) of waiters and waitresses was $10.45 in 2019. 

Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019-20 Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Updated 11/20/2020