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.
Occupational outlook projects 6% job growth each year. Median pay is approximately $24.78 per hour; Median annual salary is $57,530.
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.
"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
"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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