Prepare for a variety of careers in the foodservice industry such as entry level line cook, institutional foodservice operations, food service in the hotel industry, private and corporate catering operations, or foodservice for schools and community ... all pathways leading to the position of executive chef.
Instruction covers the technical skills of cooking from knife skills to production of all elements of the restaurant services, with a focus on solid culinary techniques as well as basic baking for the culinary professional. Food handling, food safety, and nutrition are fundamental to the program, which is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute. Students graduating with their AAS degree automatically gain certification as Certified Culinarians (CC) by that organization.
Techniques of Nutritional and Healthy Cooking
Handle meal preparation within the nutritional, health-conscious, and special needs segments of the food service industry. You'll practice balanced meal planning for those with special needs, and cooking with seasonal, local, and organic ingredients.
Gain hands-on experience in CINY’s student-run café, The Pastry Kiosk. It offers a full lunch menu with gourmet sandwiches served on freshly baked breads, plus quiches, salads and soups, and a full pastry case with decorated cupcakes, mousse-filled cakes, tarts, biscotti, and croissants.
Each year, CINY sends a team to the ACF (American Culinary Federation) competition. We're proud to say that we've taken top honors year after year. This competition and others like it give students the chance to practice their cool under pressure, network with others in the field, and perhaps take home a gold medal.
Every single day, I am learning by doing. It's the only way to do it.
AAS Culinary Arts 2019, BBA Hospitality Management 2020
Your Future Career
Your degree can open up a number of career options. Take a look at some of the positions held by recent graduates:
- Chef de Partie
- Assistant Garde Manger Chef
- Junior Sous Chef
- Assistant Kitchen Manager
- Line Cook
The Culinary Institute of New York
Located in New Rochelle, New York – just 25 minutes from New York City and its 23,000 restaurants – the Culinary Institute of New York (CINY) is an award-winning, nationally recognized culinary institute that provides students with a combination of theoretical education and hands-on experience in culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality management. With access to state-of-the-art instructional facilities designed to simulate the kitchens of restaurants, hotels, and large production operations, students receive personal instruction and mentorship from a faculty of ACF-certified chefs and experienced industry professionals who are committed to their success. CINY has been ranked one of the top ten culinary schools in the Northeastern US and in the top twenty nation-wide.