Culinary Arts & Hospitality Technology

From prep cook to executive chef, and front desk to resort management, the hospitality and culinary industries offer a world of career possibilities.

Learning takes place in the classroom, kitchen, dining room and a fully functioning on-campus eatery (Cafe Anders in Albany and the Terrace Room in Schoharie). Students intern at local restaurants, hotels and other businesses, as well as through public service events and culinary and hospitality skills competitions. They also compete for college scholarships. 

The Culinary Arts & Hospitality Technology program is certified as an American Culinary Federation (ACF) ACCESS program, and faculty are ACF-Certified Executive Chefs and Certified Chef Educators.

Students may earn nationally recognized ServSafe certification and a ProStart National Certificate of Achievement.

Academic Prerequisites 

  • Career & Financial Management (Introduction to Occupations) is required for students entering the first year of Culinary Arts.

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Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to diane.ogren@neric.org or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school