Food Services

Albany Campus

Food Services students prepare for a range of positions by learning in a professional kitchen and dining room, as well as in the classroom. Students put their skills to the test with actual customers in school and the community, and job placement assistance is provided.

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

Food Services is a career studies program for students who want to learn hands-on at a modified pace. The program is designed to meet individualized educational program provisions through challenging, developmentally-appropriate career prep experiences. Career Studies programs are taught by teachers with substantial real-world experience in their trades.

Watch A Video About Our Food Services Program

Watch Our Culinary Students Prepare Creole Chicken 

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