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Diman Advisory Board Seeks Your Help
We want you to join the Diman family. While we're proud of our vocational programs and their ability to turn young men and women into skilled members of the community, we can't maintain that level of quality without the help of industry professionals. Please consider joining our Vocational Advisory Board, where you will help steer our vocational programs and students toward future success. Learn more here.
Culinary Arts

Program Overview

Culinary Arts in the News:

Culinary Arts Cookoff



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Teachers
Teacher Room
Randy Benevides (DH)
rbenevides@dimanregional.org
Culinary Arts Shop
Scott Botelho
sbotelho@dimanregional.org
Culinary Arts Shop
Jeffrey Coulombe
jcoulombe@dimanregional.org
Culinary Arts Shop
Christopher McGovern
cmcgovern@dimanregional.org
Culinary Arts Shop
Kevin Ouellette
ouellette@dimanregional.org
Culinary Arts Related
Meredith Rose
mrose@dimanregional.org
Culinary Arts – Cafeteria
Jonathan Root
jroot@dimanregional.org
Room 251 Restaurant
Guidance Counselor
Mr. Rebello
arebello@dimanregional.org
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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.

Skills and 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

Career Options

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
Announcements
Culinary Conquest
Diman is proud to announce that a team of students from our Culinary Arts program took first place in the Third Annual Massachusetts Voc-Tech Cook-off on Friday, May 16. Diman's dessert team, featuring Benjamin Connolly and Shelby Botelho, earned first place and our entree team of Daniel Ceurvels and Bryan Folger earned second place.

Having won the contest, Diman will host the 2015 cook-off.

Pictured, left to right: Instructor Scott Botelho, Dan Ceurvels, Bryan Folger, Ben Connolly, and Shelby Botelho
Pictured, left to right: Instructor Scott Botelho, Dan Ceurvels, Bryan Folger, Ben Connolly, and Shelby Botelho
Diman students learning to eat local
Students at Diman Regional will learn about local food and eat a meal composed entirely of food from the four sending communities on October 23rd. Called the "Eat Local Challenge", the meal will be used to educate students about locally-grown food and sustainability.

"It was a challenge, making sure all the food was locally-sourced," said Culinary Arts instructor Meredith Rose. While the school has made a significant effort to procure as much local food as possible on an ongoing basis, having every part of the meal be from Fall River, Somerset, Swansea, and Westport required extra effort.

The story continues here
Diman's restaurant introduces fun way to eat your veggies
The Culinary Arts Program at Diman has embarked on a cutting-edge program that grandma would recognize - making desserts out of seasonal vegetables.

The brainchild of instructor Jeffrey Coulombe, the desserts take advantage of in-season produce to create delicious, healthy, and affordable desserts. "There's always a surplus of seasonal veggies in the fall," explains Coulombe. "We're trying to use them in creative ways that taste great."

The story continues here
Key Club Food Drive
Despite the Herculean effort of the Culinary Arts Dept who donated 1002 food goods to the Diman Key Club Annual Food Drive, they were edged out by the small but determined Electronics shop by a mere 79 food items for a total donation of 1081 canned goods and non-perishable! Third place went to HVAC with Dental Assisting right on their heels.

The Diman Key Club would like to thank everyone who participated in the food drive by donating a turkey, money, food, and time. Special thanks to HVAC and the cafeteria for storing over 80 turkeys and the Culinary Arts Dept. for providing fresh baked pies for every basket. These are the acts that reflect the beauty and warmth of the season.

Read more about the food drive, with photos and video, here
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Diman Advisory Board Seeks Your Help
We want you to join the Diman family. While we're proud of our vocational programs and their ability to turn young men and women into skilled members of the community, we can't maintain that level of quality without the help of industry professionals. Please consider joining our Vocational Advisory Board, where you will help steer our vocational programs and students toward future success. Learn more here.
Diman Student Appointed to Governor’s Youth Council
Leeara Hunt, a junior in the Culinary Arts Program at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, has been selected to serve a two-year term on the Governor’s Statewide Youth Council. Story continues here.
Culinary Arts instructor and student featured on "The Rhode Show"
Chef Chris McGovern and Diman Culinary Arts Senior Stacey Pacheco appeared on television for WPRI-FX – the "Rhode Show". Story, with video, continues here.

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