Resources for Practicum in 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.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics link below will lead you to the current edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH).

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.

Attached below you will find a customized version of a Practicum in Culinary Arts Paid and Unpaid Training Plans. The TEKS have been inserted into the form making the completion of this form faster and easier.

The Practicum Coordination Handbook for Family and Consumer Sciences in Architecture and Construction, Arts, A.V. Technology and Communication, Education and Training, Hospitality and Tourism, and Human Services is available 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.

ARD Special Education Student Placement Meetings: By distributing and explaining the TEKS and skills requirements for your course, the ARD committee can make accurate determinations on the placement and accommodations for the student. See CTE Program Skills Inventory below.

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 Practicum in Culinary Arts TEKS

  • (7) The student uses concepts and skills related to safety in the workplace. The
    student is expected:

    • (A) identify and apply safe working practices;
    • (B) solve problems related to unsafe work practices and attitudes;

Additional resources can be found at

The online version of Texas CARES is the product of the Texas Workforce Commission/Labor Market. Students can take the O*Net Work Importance Locator or Interest Profiler self-assessment tests. Website also includes a video station with over 200 videos on work options, skill and ability, career clusters and occupations.

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:

Are You a Teen Worker?
You’re earning your own money. You’re making new friends. You’re learning new things and becoming independent. Work can be a fun, rewarding, and an exciting part of your life. But did you know that your job could harm you?

Every 9 minutes, a U.S. teen gets hurt on the job. These teens are young people like Emily, who was working alone at a sandwich shop when a robber with a gun attacked her. And they’re like Joe, a construction helper who was electrocuted on his job.

This guide gives you the facts you need to stay safe and healthy at work. It also shows you what jobs you can (and can’t do), and it teaches you about your rights and responsibilities as a young worker.

Poster – Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Compliance Assistance – Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Free iPad Apps

  1. Epicurious Recipes and Shopping Lists
    More than 30,000 delicious, professionally created recipes from Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Self, and renowned chefs and cookbooks
    TEKS 10D, E, F, H, I
  2. The Culinary Institute of America
    99 menu possibilities with videos
    TEKS 10D, E, F, H
  3. Podcasts
    Must download Podcasts App to view CIA videos