About the Class
Great restaurants are known for their chefs, and great chefs are known for their education. The Culinary Arts Service and Production Program at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center lets you experience and learn what it is like working in a real restaurant – our own! This is a fast paced, hands-on class, with emphasis on Contemporary Culinary Techniques, under the direction of a professional chef.
Understand what makes good food great and what makes great food outstanding. Get a glimpse of the skills needed to manage a business. Discover the fun of making wonderful food, providing professional service, and learning valuable, marketable skills. Successful students can also earn up to 11 college credits for this course through the EdCC CTE Dual Credit program for Culinary Arts. This class has a $20.00 lab fee.
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Meet the instructor
Mark Luepnitz, or “Chef L” as the students refer to him, brings to Sno-Isle TECH an impressive culinary background. He attended The Culinary Institute of America where he earned his AOS degree, and Temple University for his CTE Certification. He has vast experience as a culinary instructor prior to coming to Sno-Isle TECH, teaching Culinary Arts for 9 years at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute in Pennsylvania. He has gained a wide variety of chef experience working in 4 star hotel restaurants, private restaurants, large university catering events, and even serving as a private chef to a university sorority. He has also been privileged to work with notable chefs such as Rick Bayless, Joyce Goldstien and Francois de Melogue. Fun facts about Chef L? He received a gold metal for ACF Ice Carving in 1994! Mark is thrilled to begin the next phase of his career with our amazing students here at Sno-Isle TECH!!