Culinary Arts

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Course Description

Learn cooking techniques, safety standards, nutrition basics, and equipment use through actual work experiences in a kitchen.  While operating the Horizon Cafe, students will learn short order and quantity cooking, ordering, menu preparation, and customer service.  Breads, pastries, cakes, soups, salads, and entrees are included in menus selected and prepared by students.

Students also have opportunities do internships in culinary arts-related businesses.  The internship opportunities provide valuable networking opportunities for the students.

One credit of Integrated Math and one credit of Integrated Science will be earned at the end of this two-year curriculum.

Course Content

• Nutrition
• Health, sanitation, and safety
• Menu planning
• Food preparation
• Purchasing and inventory control
• Care and use of equipment and utensils
• Banquet preparation
• Dining room service procedures
• Production cooking
• Cafe` Management
• Baking and pastries
• Customer service and hospitality

College Credits

Students are eligible to earn up to four college credits from Tompkins Cortland Community College.

 Articulation Agreements:

  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College

Career Opportunities Can Include:

  • Baker
  • Pastry Chef
  • Prep Cook
  • Dining Room Manager
  • Short Order Cook
  • Assistant Chef
  • Assistant Restaurant Manager
  • Caterer
  • Restaurant Owner

NYS Area Colleges with Related Majors:

SUNY Morrisville

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Niagara University

Johnson and Wales

Paul Smith’s College

Culinary Institute of America

Alfred State College

SUNY Delhi

SUNY Cobleskill

Program Considerations:

• Communicate verbally and in writing
• Adhere to required dress code
• Maintain good personal hygiene and
sanitation
• Be able to lift 25 lbs.
• Work individually and as a team member
• Stand for prolong periods of time
• Communicate with people at least 10
feet away
• Serve patrons courteously
• Able to transition quickly from one task
to another
• Follow multi-step tasks and execute
with minimal support
• Tolerate noise in a busy,
fast-paced atmosphere

Industry-based Certification:

Servsafe Certification