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Culinary Arts

Get a Head Start with Culinary Arts at Milwaukee Public Schools

Culinary arts programs in MPS are an excellent pathway leading to careers in the hospitality industry for many students. Before the pandemic, jobs were growing faster than any other employment sector except health care. Higher wages are predicted in the hospitality industry, which includes restaurant management and food service. In Wisconsin, restaurants account for one in ten jobs.

Culinary jobs are not just first jobs — they can help lead students on a career path to success, especially if young people have the right training in high school.

Culinary Arts Training in MPS

Four MPS high schools offer the culinary arts program. The program will help students get a head start in the exciting culinary arts and hospitality and tourism pathway.

ProStart LogoStudents experience a hands-on curriculum featuring real-world culinary arts and food service management opportunities that help students learn skills that can last a lifetime. 

Culinary arts will build on the unique strengths of each participating school:

  • Bay View High School, which offers a NAF Academy of Hospitality and Tourism 
  • James Madison Academic Campus, which offers both a NAF Academy of Hospitality and Tourism and a NAF Academy of Finance that can help students better understand the business aspects of fields such as culinary arts
  • Harold S. Vincent High School, which offers an agriculture program, including connections to the food and beverage industry
  • Washington High School of Information Technology, which offers a NAF Academy of Hospitality and Tourism

Get your career in the culinary arts started now!

Students can learn more about any of the participating schools or enroll in these programs at


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Career and Technical Education
Manager II:

Eric Radomski

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