Culinary Arts Department Student Requirements

Classroom/Lab Accessories

  • Textbooks (you may visit the Wellsville Campus Store's website at for prices and ISBN numbers)
  • Calculator
  • Probe thermometer
  • Laptop - shop online
  • Decorating tips with the following specifications- 2 Wilton 1M, 1 Wilson 4B, and an 804 (baking students)
  • Silicone baking mat approximately 16 1/2" x 25" (baking students)


The Culinary Arts Department, in cooperation with our campus bookstore at Alfred State, have made available specially imprinted chef coats for culinary arts and baking students to wear while attending classes and lab. We are requiring students to have ten (10) long-sleeved chef coats (women sizes available), six (6) pairs of black chef pants, six (6) black skull caps and an Alfred State polo shirt/s. You will be receiving a letter from the Campus Store during the summer with the details regarding purchasing these uniforms. When you receive this information, it is important that you order as soon as possible to ensure you have the uniforms for the first day of class.

The department has a contracted laundry service and student participation is mandatory. This allows one set of uniforms to be professionally cleaned while the other set is in use by the student. The cost is projected to be $60 per student per semester and will be included in your tuition bill.

We require white undergarments with no print to be worn under uniforms. Non-porous, black, non-skid work shoes are required - no sneakers.

The only aprons acceptable must be solid black or white in color with no print. The only exception is the Alfred State aprons.

Jewelry is not permitted except for studded earrings in earlobes, plain wedding bands and a watch. Any other jewelry is not acceptable.

Per ServSafe, no fingernail polish, artificial or long nails permitted. Hair must be contained and off the shoulder.

Dining Room Service (both baking & culinary arts students)

  • Alfred State polo shirt/s included in the uniform package above.
  • Black loose-fitting dress slacks may be the black pants from the uniform package as long as they are clean.
  • Black dress shoes (flat) may be your lab shoes as long as they are clean.


All students in the Culinary Arts Department must pay for one meal each day through a 5-day meal plan.