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Welcome to our Kitchen

CULINARY ARTS at SCHS

SCHS offers two 1-semester long courses in culinary arts: Cooking and Baking. Courses are open to students in 9th-12th grade and have no prerequisite. Both classes focus on introducing students to a wide variety of techniques and tools, which will enable them to go on and confidently be able to cook independently. Nutrition, consumerism, artful presentation and careers in the hospitality and food industries will also be explored. The skills learned in these courses will truly serve them throughout their lives. In addition to the intro. courses, a year-long Culinary 2 course is available for students who have successfully completed a level one class.  Culinary 2 will explore the "art" of cooking with projects like Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls, cake decorating and candy making as well as the opportunity to try out more advanced techniques like pasta making and stir fry.  Career skills, ranging from running an in-class food  production company to learning job application techniques are an integral part of this course.

mrs Hopp

mrs Hopp

Mrs. Hopp teaches all of the Culinary Arts classes at SCHS.  Her experience includes teaching Visual Art as well as Culinary Arts in the Campbell and Santa Clara school districts.  She has also worked in the Hospitality  industry in a variety of capacities, ranging from designing costumes and characters for Chuck E. Cheese to heading up the design division of a Corporate Event Planning Co.  Mrs. Hopp and her husband are natives of Santa Clara Valley and have 2 daughters who live in L.A. and N.Y.C. as well as 2 Italian greyhounds that live here at home.  Cooking AND eating are two of Mrs. Hopp's favorite pastimes, in the words of Julia Child: :"People who love to eat are always the best people".