Food, glorious food! It both nourishes and satisfies us, and it brings people together through preparation, enjoyment, and celebration. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about cuisine and how your creativity and appreciation can be expressed by preparing food, Culinary Arts 1a: Introduction is perfect for you. Learn about the history and development of the food service industry, the basics of nutrition and different dietary needs, and laws and regulations governing food service. You will also develop fundamental culinary arts skills, including how to read and follow recipes, understand weight and measurements used in the food service industry, and how to be safe and sanitary in the kitchen.