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.
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.
Career & Financial Management (Introduction to Occupations) is required for students entering the first year of Culinary Arts.
Complete chef and dining room uniforms
Units of Study:
Dining room service
Baking and cake decorating
Integrated science (1st year students)
Integrated English (2nd year students)
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
Schenectady County Community College — 2 credits (articulated) for students completing the National Restaurant Association ServSafe course.
Culinary Institute of America
Johnson & Wales University
New England Culinary Institute
Paul Smith’s College
Pennsylvania Culinary Institute
Adirondack Community College
Read more about it:
Chef Cooper (Another successful Career & Tech alumnus)
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]