HIgh School Cooking & Culinary Arts at NMU's Jacobetti Complex

Open to all 11th & 12th graders in Marquette & Alger Counties

Class location

NMU's Jacobetti Complex
2296 Sugar Loaf Ave
Marquette, MI 49855

Instructors: Christopher Kibit, Loganne Glendening

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Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education


This program provides students an opportunity to participate in a challenging and rewarding hands-on environment. Students learn about supervision, management, planning, delegation, and responsibility, while gaining experience in quantity food production and management.

Students in this class:

  • Participate in a statewide culinary competition
  • Work at culinary events
  • Tour local restaurants and food service operations
  • Obtain two weeks of work experience

Learn about banquet and catering operations including:

  • Setup
  • Layout
  • Pricing
  • Costing
  • On and off-premise events

The lodging and tourism components of the program will prepare you to meet the needs of guests who are away from home and monitor the revenue activity of a hotel or tourism facility. The course will cover guest services, culinary arts, baking, sanitation, applied math/finance and kitchen safety.

This class is typically available to students in grades 11 - 12.

Students attend class made up of other Marquette and Alger County high school & homeschool students at NMU’s Jacobetti Complex from 12:21 - 2:21.

Prerequisites: None (unless assigned by local district)

How to Get Started

High School Credit

Students should inquire within their guidance office about high school curriculum requirements that may be satisfied through a CTE class, as this is determined individually by school district.

College Credit

College credit(s) possible

  • Students can earn up to 10 college credits from NMU
  • Students must earn a grade of 90% or better and be recommended by the instructor
  • Each college reserves the right to set its own credit-granting policy
  • Contact your college(s) to find out the score it requires to grant credit, the number of credit hours granted, and the course(s) that can be bypassed with a satisfactory score

NMU courses satisfied:

HM 111 - Food Service Sanitation - NMU Credits Granted 2

HM 112 - Intro to Hospitality Industry - NMU Credits Granted 4

HM 115 - Professional Cooking I - NMU Credits Granted 4

Industry Certification

Industry-recognized Certification

National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Safety (an industry standard)*

*Credentials are nationally recognized, portable and stackable, which means students have the option of attaining more advanced credentials in the future

Success Story

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Students cooking
Student cooks presenting food
Students cooking
Students cooking

What to do next?

Instructors: Christopher Kibit, Loganne Glendening

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