Culinary Academies


Bartow Culinary Academy

Bartow High School


Lead Teacher:  Rosalind Chan
Phone:  (863) 534-7400
Fax:  (863) 534-0077

1270 S Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL  33830

The Bartow Culinary Academy provides the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.


George Jenkins Academy of Culinary Arts

George Jenkins High School


Lead Teacher:  Sherry Scott
Phone:  (863) 648-3566
Fax:  (863) 648-3573

6000 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland, FL  33813

The George Jenkins Culinary Academy provides the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.


Lake Gibson Academy of Culinary Arts

Lake Gibson High School


Lead Teacher:  Glenda Chenault
Phone:  (863) 853-6100
Fax:  (863) 853-6108

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

The Lake Gibson Culinary Academy provides the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.


SHARK Pre-Academies

Lake Gibson Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Damien Jones
Phone:  (863) 853-6151
Fax:  (863) 853-6171

6901 N. Socrum Loop Rd.
Lakeland, FL  33809

The SHARK Pre-Academy is the culmination of ten exciting tracks; Agricultural Science, Fashion/Interior Design, Pre-Biotechnology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Business, Media Design, Power, Fine Arts, STEAM. These tracks provide middle school students with real-world exposure to career specific curriculum through electives.


Culinary Team

Lake Region High School


Lead Teacher:  Brian Marti
Phone:  (863) 297-3099
Fax:  (863) 297-3097

1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

The Culinary Team provides the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking technique. It will allow for experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering/restaurant setting provides many learning experiences.


LHMS Pre-Academies

Lakeland Highlands Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Tammy Epperson
Phone:  (863) 648-3500
Fax:  (863) 648-3580

740 Lake Miriam Dr
Lakeland, FL  33813

The Lakeland Highlands Middle School Pre-Academies have a choice of six exciting tracks; AER(Aviation, Engineering, Robotics), Culinary, Medical, Video Game Development, A&E (Arts & Entertainment) and Media Design. These tracks provide middle school students with real-world exposure to career specific curriculum through electives.


Stambaugh Pre-Academies

Stambaugh Middle School


Lead Teacher:  Todd Bennett
Phone:  (863) 965-5494
Fax:  (863) 965-5496

226 N. Main St.
Auburndale, FL  33823

The Stambaugh Middle Pre-Academy is comprised of three exciting tracks; Communications, Culinary, and Veterinary Science.


Cafe Bleu

Winter Haven High School


Lead Teacher:  Joy Maynard
Phone:  (863) 291-5330
Fax:  (863) 297-3024

600 6th St Se
Winter Haven, FL  33880

Do you have a passion for food? Is your favorite channel the Food Network? If so, you should apply to Cafe Bleu WHHS Culinary Academy. Entering Cafe Bleu, WHHS's Culinary Academy, will provide the opportunity to learn culinary fundamentals in taste, presentation and cooking techniques. It will allow for real world experience in the kitchen as well as all aspects of cost control, safety and sanitation, nutrition and kitchen management. Working at a school based catering and restaurant setting provides a vast array of learning experiences.