•                     Welcome to Business and Culinary Arts with Mrs./Chef Nelson


  • Instructor: Mrs./Chef Shaleah Nelson
    LocationConley-Caraballo High School, Rooms 18 & 21
    Contact Information:
    Phone: 510-471-5126
    Email: snelson@mvrop.org or snelson@nhusd.k12.ca.us 
    Class Schedule 2019-2020:
    • Period 2: TBD
    • Period 3: 
    • Period 4: 
    • ROP Block (1:45 - 3:45 PM): Culinary Arts 1 (2-hour class)
    Industry Sectors:
    College CreditsStudents planning to attend Mission College that earn a B- or better in Culinary Arts 1 can earn college credits.

Course Fliers:

  • Business & Professional Development Flier   Culinary Arts 1 flier

  • "Everything is better with butter!" - Julia Child
    "Do or do not, there is no try!" - Yoda 
    "If you're walking on thin ice, you might as well DANCE!" - Unknown
    Business and Culinary Arts at CCHS:
    • LinkedIn: Like Facebook for business people. For some employers, they will only hire those with LinkedIn profiles up.
    • Freakanomics: The other side of Economics. The unexpected and even downright weird can happen and all because of Economics.
    • AllRecipes: AllRecipes is a place where home cooks put a recipes online that they think are great. This lets others try the recipe and rate their experience and results.
    • Cooks Illustrated: Many free recipes. They have tested these recipes over and over to get it right.
    • Epicurious: This website is for people who love to cook and enjoy getting to try new and interesting things. They have expert advice with expertly created recipes.

    From Mrs./Chef Nelson:

    I expect you to: have fun, get challenged, work hard, have fun, be creative, learn lots, have fun, feel accomplished, get confident, have fun, be persistent, feel compassion, have fun, be enthusiastic, feel valued, have fun, be respectful, be heroic, and have fun.
    I look forward to assisting in you learning some awesome tools for your adult tool kit.

Certifications Earned:

  • 2018-2019: Chef Nelson had 40 students earn their CA Food Handlers Card.

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  • 2017-2018: 38 students in Chef Nelson's Culinary Arts classes earned their CA Food Handler's Card.

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College Credits Earned:

  • 2018-2019: 6 students in Chef Nelson's Culinary Arts class earned college credits from Diablo Valley College. 1 student earned 2.0 credits for CULN 153: Safety and Sanitation and 5 students earned 2.5 credits for both CULN 105: Intro to the Kitchen & CULN 153: Safety and Sanitation.

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  • 2017-2018: 5 students in Chef Nelson's Culinary Arts class earned college credits from Diablo Valley College. 2 students earned 0.5 credits in CULN 105: Introduction to the Kitchen and 3 students earned 2.5 credits from both CULN 105 & CULN 153: Safety and Sanitation.

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  • 2016-2017: 1 student from Chef Nelson's Culinary Arts class earned 0.5 credits from Diablo Valley College for CULN 105: Introduction to the Kitchen.

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