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Culinary Arts

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.

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Every Course Matters.

  • Principles of Baking
  • Culinary Foundations
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Food Supervisory Management
  • Meat and Seafood Fabrication
  • Purchasing & Costing
  • Nutrition
  • Garde Manger
  • Saucier
  • American Cuisine
  • International Cuisine
  • Restaurant Experience I
  • Restaurant Experience II
  • Beverage Management
  • Front of the House Experience
  • Industry Experience
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Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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