Cook up Some Middle Grade Career Exploration

Career Ideas Challenge #8 gives students a taste of what it is like to be a CHEF. Culinary careers are much in demand and supported at both the middle and high school levels by FCS and FCCLA programs. Click the buttons below to download the student activity and teacher tipsheet.

Of course, chef is one of the more widely known food-centric careers. It can be a great way to spark curiosity about other opportunities related to food, agriculture, and natural resources.

One way students can find out more about these opportunities in our World of Work: Food and Natural Resources title. If you want to add a little science and out-this-world interest to their exploration, encourage them to check out the chapter on Intergalatic Chefs in our Choose A Career Adventure: NASA title.

Be sure to share this activity with colleagues who share your interest in preparing students for bright futures! Let me know if you’d like to see a specific career featured in a Career Ideas Challenge!

Warmest Regards,

Diane Lindsey Reeves


Challenge 8 Teacher Guide