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April 18, 2014
Capital Region Career & Technical School

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Technology

At Career & Tech's Albany campus


From prep cook to executive chef, and front desk to resort management, the hospitality and culinary industries offer a world of career possibilities. Culinary Arts & Hospitality Technology is certified as an American Culinary Federation (ACF) ACCESS program, and faculty are ACF-Certified Executive Chefs and Certified Chef Educators.

Learning takes place in the classroom, kitchen, Café Anders and dining room. Students also intern at local restaurants, hotels and other businesses and participate in public service events and culinary skills competitions.

Students may compete for scholarships at several colleges and universities. A number of students from both campuses earn such awards each year and gain valuable financial assistance for college. Students completing the program may enter the workforce or continue their education in college.

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Culinary Arts students at Albany campus

Portfolio:

Students create a portfolio which they present to teachers, administrators, peers and/or industry professionals. The portfolio includes employability information and exemplary work in technical and communication skills that students have created and developed over the course of the year.

 

Academic Prerequisites:

Career & Financial Management (Introduction to Occupations) is required for students entering the first year of Culinary Arts.

 

Professional Requirements:

Complete chef and dining room uniforms

 

Units of Study:

Nutrition

Meal planning

Sanitation

Catering

Dining room service

Food production

Baking and cake decorating

Business math

Integrated science (1st year students)

Integrated English (2nd year students)

 

Career Opportunities:

Cooking: Prep cook, line cook, pantry, short-order cook, dishwasher

Baking: Cake decorator, baker, pastry artist

Dining room: Host, waitperson, bus person, maitre d’

Business: Restaurant owner, front desk manager, food and beverage manager

 

College Articulation:

Schenectady County Community College — 2 credits (articulated) for students completing the National Restaurant Association ServSafe course.

Culinary Institute of America

SUNY Cobleskill

Johnson & Wales University

New England Culinary Institute

Paul Smith’s College

Pennsylvania Culinary Institute

Adirondack Community College

 

Read more about it:

Successful chef and Career & Tech and Shaker High School alumnus got his start here

 

Teacher Profiles:

Chef Brucker

Chef Dolan

Chef Rother

 

Link to chef brucker's page

 

Read about Culinary Arts at the Schoharie campus

 

What's new

The Capital Region's top 16 restaurants, as ranked in terms of revenue, earned more than $52.2 million in 2008, employ more than 1,000 people, and can seat more than 1,900 guests. [The Business Review]

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