Culinary Arts » Welcome 2020-2021

Welcome 2020-2021


Dear Student & Parents,


Welcome to the GAVC Culinary Arts program! I am excited to meet you all and get to know you as you engage in a two year program of culinary events and classroom projects.  We will be using the textbook Culinary Arts Principles and Applications 2nd ed. by Chef Michael McGreal and Professional Baking 7th ed. by Wayne Gisslen.  Students will be junior members of ACF, the American Culinary Federation, and have the opportunity to join in other culinary events and opportunities as they arise.  


As emerging chefs, you will be wearing your chef coat and cap every day as we will be in the kitchen learning skills, cooking, baking, etc. daily.  A sturdy pair of closed toed shoes (flip flops or sandals will not be allowed in the cooking area) preferably non-slip and full length pants/jeans (shorts, capris, etc. will not be allowed in the kitchen area) are a required part of your uniform.  The class uniform is a sanitation and safety requirement and is for your protection and well being as you learn, chop, dice, cook, bake, explore and work in the kitchen.


Students will be trained and certified, as a ServSafe Food Protection Manager with a cost of $36.00 per certificate. 

The expenses for Culinary Arts Program are listed below.  Please use the link below to print the order form and bring to class completed the 1st week of school. Payment can be made by check payable to GAVC (include order form) or online at


GAVC Course Fee                                       $20 

Class Uniform Fees                                       

Beanie Caps $4.99 Each (2 Required)        $9.98                                                                

Chef Coats $19.95 Each (3 Required)        $59.85

Servsafe Certification Exam Voucher          $36 

Total Payment Required                            $125.83


I look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year!



Olivia Borne


Grundy Area Vocational Center

Culinary Arts Instructor

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Joliet Junior College

Adjunct English Instructor

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