Culinary Arts Program Overview

  • Diman's Culinary Arts Program covers the full scope of the culinary arts field. The shop has the most up-to-date, state-of-the-art equipment available, similar to area restaurants and conference centers.

    The school restaurant Room Two Fifty One and takeout service exposes students to a vast variety of food products and cooking methods. Students are taught both American and International cooking methods.

    Under the watchful eyes of a highly-qualified staff students are exposed to a full baking and dining room management experience.

    Students in their senior year can participate in the Co-op Program, in which the Culinary Arts Program has an extremely successful record. Working in the various food service operations in the community allows for a greater learning experience.

    A large inventory of culinary videos, textbooks resource and research materials is available in the related classroom.

    Diman's Culinary Arts Program is highly involved in the SkillsUSA program, where students have the opportunity to compete in local, district, state, and national competitions.

Diman Culinary Arts Program


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Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Assistant cook
    • Wait staff
    • Broiler cook
    • Host or hostess
    • Bakery assistant
    • Cashier
    • Fast food or short order cook
    • Sandwich cook
    • Food service manager
    • Caterer
    • Bakery owner
    • Restaurant owner
    • Banquet manager
    • Executive chef
    • Food technologist
    • Meat grader/inspector
    • Dietician
    • Nutritionist
    • Vocational technical instructor
    • College instructor
    • Hotel/restaurant management
    • Executive chef

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Personal Hygiene
    • Sanitation
    • Safety
    • Cooking Methods
    • Breakfast Preparation
    • Salads/Salad Dressing Preparation
    • Soups & Stocks
    • Vegetable Starch Preparation
    • Sauces & Gravies
    • Meat Preparation
    • Poultry
    • Seafood
    • Dining Room
    • Purchasing Storage
    • Baking Pastry Preparation
    • Yeast Raised Products
    • Cake & Cookie Batter
    • Icings

In the News

  • Business talk and breakfast at Diman

    Business people got a chance to eat, mingle and get the ear of Sen. Michael Rodrigues at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School Friday morning. The Southcoast Business Breakfast filled the restaurant at Diman with a variety of community leaders and business owners. (5/19/17)

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  • Point of sale is a point of emphasis

    Diman’s Room 251 restaurant has gone high-tech with some help from friends of the school. Already known for its cutting-edge culinary techniques, Room 251 has recently started using the latest technology to manage orders and facilitate communication between the kitchen and front of the house (3/22/17)

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  • Legislative luncheon at Diman

    Diman was pleased to host our state delegation for a luncheon on September 7, 2016. The lunch was prepared by students and staff in Diman's Culinary Arts program and served in our Room 251 restaurant. (9/13/16)

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  • Diman students square off to test culinary chops

    Crawfish looked at each other across a plate. Lamb ribs cuddled up to sweet potatoes. Clams swam with corn in a delicate broth. (5/21/2012)

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  • Culinary arts students represent to representatives

    When Diman Culinary Arts students traveled to the State House in Boston on April 26, they knew they were there to prepare food for members of our congressional delegation, but they didn’t know they were going to get a personal tour by Fall River representative Carole Fiola. (5/12/16)

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  • Diman students cook up Bristol Aggie-raised tilapia

    The 132 tilapia that students in Scott Botelho’s culinary arts class at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School learned how to filet Wednesday morning were swimming less than two hours before they were delivered to their kitchen. “They got here at 9:30 this morning, and were swimming at 8 this morning. It doesn’t get much fresher than that,” Botelho said. (4/17/16)

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  • A sweet gesture: Diman sophomore collects books for Boys & Girls Club

    FALL RIVER - Celeste Chaves probably could have charmed her family into buying her an iPhone, expensive sneakers, skinny jeans or a charm bracelet for her Sweet 16 birthday party. Instead, the Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School junior asked for children’s books. And not even for herself.

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  • Students get raw deal at Diman

    Something fishy happened at Diman on Tuesday, April 23, when a pair of chefs from Roger Williams University demonstrated sushi-making skills to Diman's Culinary Artsstudents and staff. After the chefs, Sai Khun and Nyi Zaw, explained the history and art of sushi-making, students were able to get their hands sticky. Khun and Zaw demonstrated three rolls - California, veggie, and tuna. (4/23/13)

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  • Diman culinary students test their chops in cookoff

    Diman students recently participated in a culinary cookoff. "We do this contest once a trimester," said Culinary Arts instructor Scott Botelho. "They get a mystery basket, and from their tray of food, students have to make a soup or salad, appetizer and entree." (2/23/2016)

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  • Diman students take the bite out of dentist visits for local children

    A trip to the dentist won't be a frightening or painful experience for many youngsters participating in Citizens for Citizens' Head Start, thanks to the compassion of students enrolled in the Dental Assisting Program at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. (3/14/2014)

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