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 No. 6 in NY for colleges with Culinary Arts

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.

There are several scholarship opportunities available to students entering the culinary arts program. Information can be found on our program-specific scholarship web page.

Kayana Gray - Culinary Arts Student

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Culinary Arts Department Tour

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Professional Outlook

Occupational outlook projects 5% job growth each year. Median pay is approximately $27.17 per hour; Median annual salary is $56,520.

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.

(2022 Occupational Outlook Handbook)
Debra Burch, Department Chair
Pioneer Partners

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

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

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