Practicum in Culinary Arts & Practicum in Hospitality Services

Outline of Course Culinary Arts TEKS Hospitality Services TEKS
Finding Employment
Completing job search documents 1(B)(C) 9(D) 11(A) 11(B) 1(B)(C) 9(D) 12(A) 12(B)
Locating employment opportunities 1(A)(B) 9(D) 1(A)(B) 9(D)
Interviewing for jobs 1(B)(D) 9(D) 1(B)(D) 9(D)
Employability Skills
Grooming and personal appearance 2(A) 2(A)
Attitude, work habits, and etiquette 2(B)(C)(D)(E) 3(A)(C) 2(B)(C)(D)(E) 3(A)(C)
Time management, organization, and accuracy 2(H) 2(H)
Workplace diversity 2(C) 3(D) 2(C) 3(D)
Teamwork and leadership 2(G) 3(B) 6(A)(B) 2(G) 3(B) 6(A)(B)
Professional communications 3(J)(K) 4(D) 1(E)(F) 4(D)
Customer service 6(A) 6(A)
Academic skills 4(A)(C) 4(A)(C)
Workplace Safety and Health
Safety in the workplace 2(F) 7(A)(B)(C) 2(F) 7(A)(B)(C)
Health and wellness related to job performance 2(I) 7(D) 2(I) 7(D)
Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
Ethical standards and practices 2(E) 3(E) 5(B) 2(E) 3(E) 5(B)
Laws, policies, and procedures 3(F) 5(A)(C)(D)(E) 8(E) 3(F) 5(A)(C)(D)(E) 8(E)
Career Exploration and Planning
Career options, outlook, and training 8(A)(C)(D) 9(A)(B)(C) 8(A)(C)(D) 9(A)(B)(C)
Entrepreneurial Opportunities 8(B) 8(B)
Money Management
Budgeting and money management 4(B) 8(F) 8(F)

Practicum in Culinary Arts

Outline of Course TEKS
History and Influences Related to Food Service Industry
Famous chefs and entrepreneurs 8(B) 10(A)(C)
FREE! - Current trends and the food service industry 10(D)
Proper Use and Care of Kitchen Equipment
Use, cleaning, and maintenance of small and large kitchen equipment 10(E)(K)
Food Preparation and Presentation Skills
Moist and dry cookery methods 10(F)(G)
Baking Techniques 10(F)(I)
Food preparation skills 10(F)(H)
Global cuisine and traditions 10(B)
Receiving and Storage
Proper receiving and storage techniques 10(J)
Dining and Service Skills
Proper table setting, dining, and service skills 10(L)

Practicum in Hospitality Services

Outline of Course TEKS
Travel and Tourism
Types, duties, and responsibilities of travel and tourism 10(E) 11(A)
Types of hotel operations and properties 10(C)(D) 11(A)
Departments: Guest Services 10(A)(B) 11(B)(D)(E)
Departments: Rooms 10(A)(B) 11(B)(D)(E)
Departments: Food and Beverage 10(A)(B)
Recreation, Amusement, Attractions, Meetings
Types, duties, and responsibilities of recreation, amusement, attractions, and meetings 10(B)(E) 11(C)
The Business of Hospitality
Accounting, sales and marketing, engineering, security 4(D) 10(A)(B)(E) 11(A)


  • Heather Blount, Curriculum Specialist, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Arlene J. Spearman, Associate Director, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Patti Rambo, Director, The Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences