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    The CAFE Academy of Rancho Mirage High School follows the Linked Learning model for education. Academy students follow a topic-specific career pathway: Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation. This multi-year, comprehensive program engages students through project-based learning in the classroom, paired with career exposure and practical applications in a real-world setting. CAFE Academy students are taught the foundations of restaurant management and culinary arts using the ProStart industry-driven curriculum developed by the National Restaurant Association.

Business Partners

  • Newman’s Own Foundation
    Over the Rainbow Desserts
    The Ritz-Carlton
    Riviera Palm Springs
    Hyatt Regency
    Omni Resorts Rancho Las Palmas
    Catalan Mediterranean Cuisine
    Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert
    Kathy Ireland Worldwide
    Savory Spice Shop
    Bosch Baking


    Brandini Toffee
    Native Foods Cafe
    Share Kitchen Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
    Wally’s Desert Turtle
    Dash and a Handful
    Indian Wells Country Club
    Greater Palm Springs
    Cohen Restaurants
    Peaks the Restaurant