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From prep cook to executive chef or restaurant owner, the culinary industry offers a world of career possibilities. Students are prepared for entry-level employment or to move on to college. The classroom experience will include kitchen production that reinforces classroom-based lectures.

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This is a one year program for juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to four credits per year in CTE or a combination of CTE and integrated academic credit for career and financial management, math and science.

Sample units of study include culinary math, sanitation, cooking methods, hand tools and equipment, dining room service and knife skills.

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Career opportunities include cooks, head chefs, food preparation workers, food service managers and more.

We have articulation agreements with Alfred State College, Bryant & Stratton College, the Culinary Institute of America, Jefferson Community College, SUNY Adirondack, Johnson & Wales University and SUNY Cobleskill.

BOCES students also have the opportunity to earn up to 20 credits towards a two-year, AOS Business Degree at Jefferson Community College. Click here to learn more.

Click here to download the program brochure

Instructor at the Charles H. Bohlen, Jr. Technical Center:

Blake Vanvalkenburgh

Instructor at Howard G. Sackett Technical Center:

Jeremy Kelly