ACF Certified Culinary Arts

About the Program

Learn to succeed in the Culinary Arts through the demands of a public restaurant. You will gain experience by hands-on work in the Class Act Restaurant’s kitchen, dining room and banquet rooms. Students will create incredible food and learn polished service techniques under the guidance of industry professionals. Emphasis is placed on classical technique and artistic plating, taught through six different ethnic and regional menus throughout the year. You will learn to make a variety of sandwiches, salads and dressings; hot entrees with accompanying starches and vegetable dishes; hone your knife skills; make breads & fine pastries; and perfect
table and banquet service skills. Visit us online.

Approved Equivalency Credits: 0.5 English, 0.5 Fine Art, 1.0 lab science

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Meet the Instructors

Kevin Blaylock

Instructor: Kevin Blaylock

Phone: 206-631-7303

Email: kevin.blaylock@highlineschools.org

The daytime Culinary Arts program is taught by two full-time instructors, Chef Kevin Blaylock, CEC, CSCE, CCA and Tony Poplin.  They have more than 50 years of combined industry experience in restaurants and the hotel industry.  They are committed to teaching fine cuisine and service, developing students as leaders & trainers, and guiding them to the further education and career pathways that will lead to a fulfilling life’s effort.   The work can be hard, the hours can be long, the opportunities for creativity and challenges are limitless, and the reward of satisfied customers is a worthy goal.

Tony Poplin

Instructor: Tony Poplin

Phone: 206-631-7304

Email: tony.poplin@highlineschools.org

The daytime Culinary Arts program is taught by two full-time instructors, Chef Kevin Blaylock, CEC, CSCE, CCA and Tony Poplin.  They have more than 50 years of combined industry experience in restaurants and the hotel industry.  They are committed to teaching fine cuisine and service, developing students as leaders & trainers, and guiding them to the further education and career pathways that will lead to a fulfilling life’s effort.   The work can be hard, the hours can be long, the opportunities for creativity and challenges are limitless, and the reward of satisfied customers is a worthy goal.