The Refinery Restaurant

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Spring Menu 2024

Specials for April 24 and April 26

Thursday Buffet

The Refinery Restaurant will be closed on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

For reservations, call 607-587-3175 or 585-593-6270 ext. 3175.

The Refinery Restaurant celebrates the region’s history while preparing new generations of culinary professionals to feed the appetite of employers looking for highly trained staff and managers. Students learn skills at The Refinery from fine dining to casual fare.

Alfred State students constantly adjust and refine the menu at The Refinery to reflect current trends and the preferences of patrons. Menu selections often include farm-to-table options, seasonal presentations, themed menus, decadent desserts, and healthier options too.

female culinary student in uniform holding a large pot

The Refinery Restaurant Location

In 1901 an oil refinery first opened in Wellsville, and under the Sinclair brand, it was once one of the largest in the Pennsylvania oil fields. After regional oil production dwindled and damage from significant fires, the refinery closed in 1958.

In 1966, the refinery facilities were re-purposed for education and training with a founding class of 110 students, 10 faculty members, and five programs: automotive service, building construction, drafting, electrical service, and yes, food service training. This refinery campus continues to be a major economic engine for New York by producing the needed workforce for employers.

While the college uses many of the refinery’s historic buildings, constant investment is needed for equipment and technology to match the real world of today’s industries. Hands-on training for culinary students includes the use of a wide variety of equipment ranging from time-tested wood-fired pizza ovens to new technology used for customer point-of-sale devices.

Special thanks go to the Educational Foundation of Alfred, Inc. which owns the School of Applied Technology’s Wellsville campus and invests in some improvements. You can also invest in the future of our students. Any gratuities are distributed as scholarships. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement if you would like to donate in additional ways.