Culinary Arts - Facilities

The Cafeteria Lab gives students the opportunity to learn quantity food production for institutional production of food through the preparation and service of 750 institutional meals daily.

The Restaurant Lab is a well-equipped dining room and a la carte kitchen that has the equipment used in commercial restaurants. Students prepare and serve meals to order for approximately 40 luncheon patrons daily. It is also used for our evening fine dining lab, where up to 16 patrons are treated to gourmet delights in the only evening meal training program in Western New York. Selected banquet activities are scheduled so that students may learn to plan and prepare for catered events. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner special events are scheduled each semester.

The Bakery Lab is reputed to be the best equipped training facility of its kind in the state. The student has access to virtually all types of baking equipment used commercially to produce baked goods. The bakery is adjacent to an institutional food production laboratory and an a la carte kitchen where baked goods are an integral part of the 750 meals produced daily. The Baking Lab is a learning-production lab for quantity baking for a cafeteria, restaurant dining, or catered functions. In addition, the preparation and presentation of elaborate creations common to upscale restaurants, offers creative students the opportunity to develop their talents.

An amphitheatre-style resource-demonstration room, equipped with computers, video taping capabilities, an extensive library of cookbooks and videotapes, is within our building with access for all.