Culinary Arts

AOS Degree – Code #0578

The courses train students in the principles applied to culinary arts. The goal is to prepare men and women for supervisory trainee positions, food production positions, or culinary arts positions which require special skills and knowledge of food, business, and human relations. By learning the fundamental culinary principles basic to the food service industry and employing the techniques of food planning, preparation, and supervision in the lab classes, the students develop skills, confidence, and judgment.

During the second year, students put into practice techniques of personnel management and supervision. These courses help the students to understand themselves and their fellow students and to develop attitudes necessary for success in the field.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

The department requires that all students obtain an approved job in the food industry for a minimum of 320 hours of employment during the summer between the first and second years of the program. This is to enhance skill development and improve career advancement after graduation.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State culinary arts graduates may enter directly into the technology management BBA degree program.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 90 percent are employed; 10 percent transferred to continue their education.

EXPENSES

In addition to regular college expenses, the student must purchase a probe thermometer, calculator, uniform package, and uniform laundry service from the Alfred State Campus Bookstore. Uniforms may cost approximately $360-460, depending on the size ordered. The uniform laundry service is approximately $80 per semester. All culinary arts students are required to purchase a meal plan. First semester textbooks cost approximately $500 and approximately $100 each succeeding semester.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Culinary Arts: Baking, Production and Management

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended: In-depth knowledge of basic math, reading, and writing skills.

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

Applicants in the culinary arts program must meet the following physical requirements:

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE

Students may earn sanitation certification from the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association as part of the program.