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Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

student writing on a chalkboard, 'Refinery'
restaurant patrons and chef in the culinary lab
students working in a kitchen
student and instructor cutting up meat
restaurant patrons and student pouring water and student cook speaking with patrons
bakery case with desserts
chef near the chalkboard sign that says Refinery
students cleaning dishes
students cooking
culinary students in the kitchen
student cleaning dishes
female culinary student in uniform
student next to a pot
ASC ranked Top 16 in the US for colleges with culinary arts/chef training
2019 US News & World Report
Program Advantages

Great balance of hands-on learning and classroom study. Project-based education especially live restaurant work and volume cooking. Best part- 100% full time faculty with vast industry experience.

Professional Outlook

Occupational outlook projects 9% job growth each year. Median pay is in excess of $20 per hour with one in 10 making more than $74,000 per year. Anticipated salary is $23,000-$59,000.

Jobs range from cook to chef, baker to head baker (chef), school and hospital feeding supervisor, pastry chef, entrepreneur, sales, and more. One in 20 chefs own their own business.

NYS Department of Labor, March 2016
Debra Burch, Department Chair
Pioneer Quotes

"Alfred State has been a wonderful guide through my career." -Megan Walker, '98

"Each day I tell someone that Alfred State is the best college to go to." -Jamie Wells, '00 & '01

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Culinary Arts Department

"Being an alumni of the culinary program has given me many job options." -Lauren Lynn, '12

"Having a degree from Alfred State has given me an advantage in working my way up- definitely helped me be successful." -Joe Yantachka, '99

Alfred State Rankings and Awards

Pioneer Partners

Cutco, in nearby Olean, NY, relies on our expertise in producing videos to educate consumers. See video.

Give Chef Keith Glover's avocado soup recipe a try - - yum!