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Otsego Northern Catskills



Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Instructor: Jody Albano



2-Year Program 
2½ * CTE Credits Per Year 
Total of 3½ * Credits issued per year 
1 Credit CTE Math for a 2-Year Program
1 Credit CTE Science for a 2-Year Program



Students in this program learn both back and front of the house skills and procedures. Students operate a restaurant called the Café Bonita. Students learn food preparation and presentation, menu design, wine selection and proper serving practices. Students also learn ice carving design and techniques and have the option of pursuing a baking and pastry specialty.  




  • Food Sanitation & Kitchen Safety
  • Equipment Identification & Application, Knife Skills
  • Mise En Place (Organizational Skills)
  • Basic Cooking Methods
  • Weights & Measures
  • Food Receiving & Storage
  • Menu Planning & Costing
  • Short-Order Cookery
  • Salads & Salad Dressings
  • Meat Fabrication, Identification & Cookery
  • Introduction to Baking
  • Vegetable Identification & Cookery
  • Starch Identification & Cookery
  • Function Planning
  • Stocks, Soups & Sauces
  • Introduction to Table Service


  • Ice Carving
  • Table Service & Catering
  • A la Carte Service & Management
  • Food Costing
  • Banquet Cooking & Management
  • Review of Cooking Methods
  • Review of Stocks & Soups
  • Advanced Sauces
  • Garde Manager
  • Advanced Cooking Methods
  • Menu Planning & Costing
  • Baking & Pastries
  • Plated Desserts
  • Herb and Vegetable Horticulture
  • Advanced Ice Carving
  • ServSafe Sanitation Exam



Recommended - Ninth Grade Reading and Math Levels
Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA: - Students are “exempt from self-study upon presentation of valid ServSafe Certificate to Chef Instructor.”
The Culinary Institute of America: - Food Safety (ServSafe) 1.5 Credits. Qualifying students who apply and are admitted to the college will then be eligible for a number of other valuable CIA benefits as well:
They will qualify for the first level of our CIA Merit Scholarship of $2,500 if they enroll within one year of graduation from your high school. The CIA may combine this grant with the following:
The CIA Achievement Test Grant for those students who achieve: Scores of 1,000 combined SAT Math and Critical Reading portions or 22 ACT Composite Score will receive a $1,000 Achievement Test Grant. Scores of 1,200 combined SAT Math and Critical Reading portions or 27 ACT Composite Score will receive a $2,000 Achievement Test Grant. The $1,000 CIA Alumni Referral Scholarship, for those students who submit a letter of recommendation from a CIA graduate along with their completed applications.

They can also apply to the CIA online using the Articulation Agreement Application Fee Waiver Code, READYCIA, which will enable them to apply without paying the $50 application fee.
Fulton-Montgomery Community College: - FS 101 Intro to Restaurant Management (3 credits), FS 111 Intro to Food Svc-Sanitation (3 credits), FS 122 Basic Culinary Skills (3 credits)
Johnson & Wales: - Students in “approved culinary arts tech-prep programs” will have to meet requirements and pass practical exams administered by JWU. Students may apply for transfer credit in: CUL 1345: Introduction to Baking and Pastry, CUL 1355: New World Cuisine, CUL 1385: Fundamentals of Food Service Production. Copies of JWU requirements and cover letter are on file at respective centers. 
Schenectady County Community College: - HOT 132 Sanitation Techniques (2 credits)            requires: ServSaf Sanitation Certificate)
SUNY Alfred: - FS 1084 Sanitation & Food Safety Course (4 credits), *Course proficiency form (blank copy) at NCOC
SUNY Delhi: - HOSP 110 Basic Food Preparation and Standards (3 credits), HOSP 115 Basic Food Preparation and Standards Lab (1 credit), HOSP 135 Applied Food Service Sanitation (1 credit)
SUNY Cobleskill: - CAHT 111 Basic Food Preparation (3 credits), CAHT 140 Hospitality Math (3 credits), (Student must earn a 75% on Math Challenge Exam), *Guaranteed admission into the AOS Culinary Arts or AAS Restaurant Management or BBA Technology Management Culinary Arts major.
Paul Smith’s College: - Culinary Arts and Service Management (3credits), General Elective (3credits)
Pennsylvania College of Technology: - Advanced credit is available when required competencies are met in the program offered by Penn College which is directly related to the students’ high school studies. Student must apply within two academic years following high school graduation. Conditions, procedures, competencies required for advanced placement can be found at or in the current college catalog Reviewed every 5 years.
Bryant & Stratton College: - HOSS 110 Introduction to Hospitality Management (3 credits), HOTT 101 Introduction to Hospitality (3 credits), BUSS 100 Business Principles (3 credits)