Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Baking & Pastry Video

Learn the classical techniques of cooking needed to succeed in today's contemporary kitchens.

Enrolled students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of kitchen etiquette and professionalism.
  • Apply proper sanitation and safety techniques while demonstrating proper knife handling and care for equipment.
  • Apply purchasing principles to the operation of a food service operation.
  • Demonstrate new trends and classical principles in the production of quality plated entrées.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of culinary foundations.
  • Differentiate between the many types of classical saucier.

For students who seek careers in the hospitality industry, the College offers both a Certificate in Culinary Skills and an AAS in Culinary Arts. Our graduates are or have been employed as chefs, line cooks and supervisors/managers in establishments in Manhattan, Chicago, and Orlando, to name a few.

Bachelor's degree from Empire State College now available for NCCC Culinary Arts graduates.

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In Culinary Arts,

Every Course Matters.

  • Garde Manger
  • Principles of Baking
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • American Cuisine
  • International Cuisine
  • Saucier
  • Culinary Foundations
  • Production Experience
    Lab I
  • Production Experience
    Lab II
  • Culinary Internship
  • Sanitation
  • Food Supervisory Management
  • Meat Marketing
  • Facilities Design
  • Purchasing and Costing
  • Nutrition
  • Wines