Resources for Culinary Arts

Cooking for Groups
A Volunteer’s Guide to Food Safety
from the United States Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service

This brochure (see attachments below) was developed to help volunteers prepare and serve food safely for large groups such as family reunions, church dinners, and community gatherings. This food may be prepared at the volunteer’s home and brought to the event, or prepared and served at the gathering.

A tool that will help keep you organized! The TEKS Tracker was developed to help you keep track of the TEKS you have covered. See attachment below.

The attachment below contains ten writing prompts that have been specifically written for this course. Please see the TEA link below to access rubrics to assess student writing.

The attachment below contains ten math problems that have been specifically written for this course.

Below is an attached zip file containing Two Child Safety Fact Sheets which may be used when addressing Culinary Arts TEKS

  • (9) The student explains how employees, guests, and property are protected to
    minimize losses or liabilities. The student is expected to:

    • (A) determine basics of safety in culinary arts;
    • (B) assess workplace conditions and identify safety hazards;

Additional resources can be found at

Nutrition Education of Texas
Providing access to TEKS-aligned, nutrition based lesson plans and activities for Teachers in Texas. For additional information, visit:

Texas Department of Agriculture
Nutrient Calculator
Do your foods meet Nutritional Standards? The calculator will help you determine how various food items relate to Nutrition Policies. For additional information, visit:

Nutrition Education of Texas
Teaching Nutrition: Background information about nutrition, nutrients, and healthy eating habits. Topics include nutrients, food safety, selecting a balanced diet, nutritional needs during the lifecycle, nutrition and health. For additional information, visit:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Education Resource Library is a compilation of printable educational materials on topics related to food safety, nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements) and cosmetics. For additional information, visit:

Food and Health Communications
Free nutrition and food clipart, food, nutrition, health observances calendar and handouts. For additional information, visit:

Free iPad Apps

  1. Open House Food Service Magazine
    The latest news affecting the Food Service Industry
    TEKS 6D, 7E
  2. – Your Kitchen Inspiration
    Over 40,000 quick and easy recipes to choose
    TEKS 6F, G, H, I
  3. Basics of Culinary
    Videos on how to make various recipes
    TEKS 6F, G, H,