PROGRAM CODE: 33947
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Mark D’Alessandro
DEPARTMENT: TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
The Culinary Arts Certificate prepares students with the technical training and hands-on experience for successful entry into the food industry. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge for proper selection and use of equipment in a commercial kitchen, food service management tools, food safety and safe food handling, identification and application of appropriate cooking techniques, demonstration of appropriate food and beverage pairings as well as wine, beer, and spirits service, and understanding of management structures for front and back of house operations. Students sharpen their skills in the on-campus learning restaurant and engage in a real-world internship in a professional kitchen. Students are eligible for national, local, and professional industry certifications from the National Restaurant Association, American Culinary Federation, and New York City Department of Health.
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the Certificate in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the Certificate as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.