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Culinary Arts & Hospitality

Culinary Arts & Hospitality

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Program at BOCES implements an industry-based program that includes kitchen basics, safety and sanitation, purchasing and inventory control, customer service, and food and control cost. Students complete two years of instruction and pass national assessments during each year. They must also complete a minimum of 10 hours of non-paid internship. Upon completion, the students are ready for careers in the hospitality industry and post-secondary opportunities.

The Curriculum includes:

  • Basic food preparation
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory control
  • Introduction to culinary nutrition 
  • Culinary fundamentals
  • Sanitation 
  • Introduction to baking 
  • Workplace safety
  • Hospitality management
  • Front and back-of-house operations
  • Introduction to food cost and control
  • Culinary math
  • Introduction to menu writing

The program places an emphasis on teamwork and interpersonal skills, academics, and technical skills. It requires adherence to dress, food sanitation, and safety codes. 

Internships and Work Based Learning:

Each CTE program has a Work-Based Learning experience. This means that all students prior to the end of the second year are given the opportunity to be exposed to the operation of a business and specific job duties related to careers in their CTE area. This internship is designed to connect the skills and knowledge learned in the CTE classroom with the real world requirements of a business. Students must demonstrate good attendance, attitude, internship records, and work ethics, as well as respect for others and property.



Articulation Agreements:

CTE has worked with area colleges to ready students for the world of work and for the rigors of post-secondary coursework. This program worked with area colleges to obtain articulation agreements that allow for advance standing or the issuance of credit to those CTE students meeting all program requirements and articulation agreement standards. The colleges WSWHE BOCES has an articulation agreement with for this program are:

  • Alfred State College 
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • New England Culinary Institute
  • Paul Smith’s College



For more information related to Career Opportunities, please visit: CareerZone and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics


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