Food Services

Whether interested in a career as a cook or a head waiter, students interested in the hustle and bustle of the restaurant atmosphere can find the training they need in the Food Services Program at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School. 

Students who enjoy cooking can prepare for a range of positions through the Food Services program. The curriculum includes: 

  • safety and sanitation
  • restaurant operations
  • the hospitality industry
  • the basics of cooking

Students put their skills to the test with actual customers both in school and the community, and job placement assistance is provided.

After completing Food Services, students will have valuable, independent living skills and may begin working or advance to the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Technology program.

Food Services is a Career Studies program for students who want to learn hands-on, at an alternative pace. These programs are designed to meet all the provisions of each student’s individualized educational program through providing challenging, developmentally appropriate career prep experiences. 

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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 or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school