Culinary Team Honored for Commitment to Service

October 2023 Commitment Award For Service

Capital Region BOCES administrators Lauren Gemmill, Jeff Palmer and Elizabeth Wood stand in a row with teacher Chris Snye, second from right. Snye is holding a clear glass service award. All are looking at and smiling for the camera.
Culinary teacher Chris Snye (second from right) and colleagues from the Albany Career & Technical Education Center has received our October 2023 Commitment Award for Service.

Congratulations to our culinary teachers, Paul Dolan, Paul Rother, Chris Snye and Erica Weakley on receiving our October 2023 Commitment Award for Service.

Career and Technical Education Director Jeff Palmer had this to say in nominating the team for this award:

“I am thrilled to nominate our exceptional culinary teachers, Erica Weakley, Chris Snye, Paul Dolan and Paul Rother for a well-deserved service award. These four chefs have consistently gone above and beyond in their role, tirelessly catering for our countless guests, meticulously orchestrating events and offering invaluable expertise in our business advisory meetings. Their dedication has provided numerous opportunities for our students to showcase their culinary talents to business and industry partners across the region, helping to foster invaluable connections and recognition for our program.

Culinary teachers Paul Dolan, Paul Rother and Erica Weakley, shown here with our Capital Region BOCES and CTE administrators, have received our October 2023 Commitment Award for Service.

Erica, Chris, Paul and Paul embody the spirit of service and commitment and their contributions have truly made a significant impact on our organization’s success.”

Congratulations and thanks to each of you for your dedication to our BOCES and our students!

The Commitment Awards were established to recognize employees who embody each commitment to a significant degree, and is one part of a three-tiered recognition program to build a culture of gratitude through acknowledgment and appreciation. Our Commitments — SERVICE, VALUE, EXCELLENCE, IMPROVEMENT, LEADERSHIP — embody what we do and who we are.