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

  • Enjoying the food

    Molecular Gastronomy Cook-off

    In mid-March, 2024, Diman's Molecular Gastronomy students competed in their final project: an epic cook off! The 15-week Food Science final project showcased culinary prowess and scientific innovation. Students crafted their own menu projects, integrating 3-4 food science techniques they had meticulously honed throughout the class. (3/21/24)

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  •  Diman culinary arts students Arianna Chase, Ruby Garcia-Carrillo and Maya Sousa work with fondant

    Diman students are headed to a competition at Gillette Stadium. Here's what's cooking.

    hings are heating up in the Diman Voc-Tech kitchen. Four aspiring bakers and chefs were hard at work on a recent Friday afternoon at school sculpting fondant to detail their confectionary creations — getting some practice in ahead of the big day. (2/22/24)

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  • Diman alumnus featured on TV

    Diman Culinary Arts graduate (2015) Celeste Chaves stopped by Studio10 in honor of National Cake Decorating Day. (10/11/23)

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  •  The team

    Chowderfest success

    Diman is pleased to announce that our Room 251 Restaurant was awarded first place in table presentation at the 2023 New Bedford Seafood Chowderfest. Not only did the school present a menu from the restaurant, we also displayed samples of work from shops and our school colors of orange and black. (9/30/23)

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  •   Culinary arts students

    Diman students in demand

    Looking for a job? You’re in luck, with experts saying that the current job market offers historic levels of open positions across a wide swath of industries. “It’s the first time when the leverage is really in employees’ hands,” said Kevin Lazaro, Director of Cooperative Education at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. “I’ve seen a lot of changes, but I’ve never seen such a boon of job opportunities across a multitude of industries.” (6/15/22)

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  •   Lexi and her Road Dogs sign

    Diman student opens local restaurant

    ou're 17 years old and a junior in high school. You just got your drivers' license and the weather is heating up. What are you daydreaming about? For most, it's plans for a carefree summer, piling into the car and soaking up the sun with family and friends. (6/7/22)

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