Our programs prepare you for jobs that employers are trying to fill — both locally and nationally. While many young people are finding it difficult to move forward with their careers, CTE graduates find themselves in demand.
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
Culinary nutrition and techniques
Sanitation and workplace safety
Front and back-of-house operations
Menu planning and development
Food and cost control
The program places an emphasis on teamwork and interpersonal skills, academics, and technical skills. It requires adherence to dress, food sanitation, and safety codes.