Beyond the Blue Flame

Culinary Arts

Beyond the Blue Flame is a high-school program that explores the ins and out of the food and hospitality industry. Two engaging facilitators share their own tales of working in the food industry, as well as elicit stories from students in the audience. They review the different cooking methods for preparing a meal and get the students to participate in a “virtual feast” by coming up with crazy recipes on the spot. Energy-efficient cooking practices are reviewed as well as a few natural gas safety tips. The students also receive valuable career information on different hospitality jobs. They discover the education necessary to fill these jobs and what an expected salary might be. At the end of Beyond the Blue Flame LIVE, students will have food for thought!

This program is accompanied by comprehensive culinary arts curriculum intended for FACS and culinary arts classrooms. Developed by A-Pass Educational Group, this curriculum offers eight online learning modules with beginning, intermediate and advanced lessons for high school students that delve deeper into cooking tutorials, recipes, kitchen safety and jobs/careers in the food industry.

Educational Content

  • Introduction to food as culture
  • Cooking methods for food preparation
  • Natural gas safety and conservation
  • Food industry careers

Educational Standards

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Educational Standards

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Materials Included

Downloadable Lessons

Fun classroom and family activities that emphasize the Four Cs of 21st Century Education Skills. Co-curricular subjects include Math, Reading, Science, Language Arts, Spelling and Arts.

Online Teacher Toolkit

Includes educational standards, fun facts, expanded program information, student assessments and additional classroom activities and experiments.

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