New York State Culinary Schooling

From all around the world people flock to New York to visit and to make a new life. This rich cultural diversity brings with it a rich diversity in culinary offerings. New York is renowned for its tall buildings, plays, shops, and food. It is, therefore, no surprise that the opportunities for a solid culinary education abound.

Degrees offered

Community colleges offer one-year certificates and two-year associate’s degrees in a variety of culinary arts disciplines. Universities continue those programs to a four-year bachelor’s degree and some also offer a master’s degree option. The higher degrees mostly involve study in hotel and restaurant management. Online programs also focus on management and are targeted to those in the culinary field who want to move from the culinary arts to management. More than 50 percent of the executive chefs made their careers on an associate’s degree. School opens doors; dedication and hard work create success in the field.

Choose the school that is right for you

Getting the right job after graduation starts with choosing the school that offers the best educational experience tailored to your specialty. With so many programs and schools to choose from, take care that the expense and experience will lead to your personal goal. If expense is a major consideration, look to the community college route for a solid education at a reasonable price. Since the heart of culinary arts is food preparation, look for a program with state-of-the-art cooking facilities. Research the teaching staff and their credentials, it will mean a quality education and a foot in the employment door. Look for an active externship & apprenticeship programs where students work off-campus and become known in the local job market. The school should boast a good job placement record. The best programs include a study abroad option.

Job market

Black & White Photo of Full Moon Over Manhattan.

Labor market projections for New York State in culinary arts are good through 2019. With the rise in food dollars spent in restaurants, a full 50 percent of the family’s food budget is now being spent outside the home; the prospects for entry-level food service jobs are good. Top jobs remain competitive. Specialties include: prep-chef, pastry, bakery, line cooks, sous chef, executive chef, and regional chef. Restaurants account for 65 percent of the jobs. Other options include hotels, convention centers, spas and cruise ships. Large cities and the better restaurants command the highest wages. Typical food industry salaries in New York range according to position, city, and experience. A waiter/waitress will earn an annual average salary of $37,150; a Registered Dietitian earns $68,590; a first-line supervisor will earn about $42,260; a head chef will earn approximately $59,380; and a restaurant cook earns an average salary of around $32,450.

2019 wage data sourced from the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook. Current wage conditions in your area may vary.

On campus school options

Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst, New York 14226
Hospitality Services Management

Genesee Community College
One College Road
Batavia, New York 14020
Hospitality Services Management

Broome Community College
P.O. Box 1017
Binghamton, New York 13902
Hospitality Services Management

Suny Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Ave.
Throggs Neck, New York 10465
Hospitality Services Management

Monroe College-Main Campus
2501 Jerome Ave.
Bronx, New York 10468
Hospitality Services Management

Cuny Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd.
Bronx, New York
Foods and Nutrition Studies

Cuny New York City Technical College
3000 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Hospitality Services Management

Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd.
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Hospitality Services Management

Suny College at Buffalo
1300 Elmwood Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14222
Hospitality Services Management

D’Youville College
320 Porter Ave
Buffalo, New York 14201
Foods and Nutrition Studies

Canisius College
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14208
Hospitality Services Management

Trocaire College
360 Choate Ave
Buffalo, New York 14220
Hospitality Services Management

Villa Maria College Buffalo
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, New York 14225
Hospitality Services Management

Finger Lakes Community College
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canadaigua, New York 14424
Hospitality Services Management

New York Institute of Technology
Manhattan Campus
1855 Broadway  (at 61st Street)
New York, New York 10010
Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Hospitality Services Management

New York Institute of Technology
Northern Blvd
Old Westbury, New York 11568
Culinary Arts and Related Services

Suny College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
State Route 7
Cobleskill, New York 12043
Culinary Arts, Chef Training
Food and Beverage and Restaurant Management

Suny College at Cortland
Cortland, New York 13045
Hospitality Services Management

Suny College of Technology at Delhi
2 Main Street
Delhi, New York 13753
Culinary Arts; Chef Training
Food and Beverage-Restaurant Management

Mercy College Main Campus
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10572
Hospitality Services Management

Tompkins-Cortland Community College
170 North Street
P.O. Box 139
Dryden, New York 13053
Hospitality Services Management

Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, New York 11530
Food and Beverage/Restaurant Management

The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, New York 12538
Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry

Cornell University-Endowed Colleges
300 Day Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853
Hospitality Services Management

Cornell University-NY State Statutory Colleges
Ithaca, New York 14853
Foods and Nutrition Studies
Food Sciences and Technology

Saint Johns University-New York
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, New York 11439
Hospitality Services Management

Keuka College
141 Central Avenue
Keuka Park, New York 14478
Hospitality Services Management

Bryant and Stratton Business Institute
150 Bellwood Dr.
Rochester, New York 14606
Hospitality Services Management

Bryant and Stratton Business institute-Lackawanna
200 Recitail
Orchard Park, New York 14127
Hospitality Services Management

Sullivan County Community College
121 College Road
Loc Sheldrake, New York 12759
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

La Guardia Community College
31-10 Thompson Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101
Culinary Arts and Related Services

Orange County Community College
115 South Street
Middletown, New York 10940
Hospitality Services Management

Suny College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville State College
Morrisville, New York 13408
Food and Beverage/Restaurant Management

Pace University-New York
Manhattan, New York
Hospitality Services Management

Wood Tobe-Coburn School
8 West 40 Street
New York, New York 10016
Hospitality Services Management

New York Restaurant School at The Art Institute of New York
75 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
Food and Beverage/Restaurant Management
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Baker/Pastry Chef


Cuny Hunter College
425 East 25 Street
New York, New York 10010
Foods and Nutrition Studies

New York University
New York, New York
Foods and Nutrition Studies
Hospitality Services Management

International Culinary Center
462 Broadway
New York, New York 10013
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Niagara University
Niagara University, New York 14109
Hospitality Services Management

Dowling College
150 Idle Hour Blvd
Oakdale, New York 11769
Hospitality Services Management

Suny College at Oneonta
108 Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, New York 13820
Foods and Nutrition Studies

Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science
P.O. Box 265
Paul Smiths, New York 12970
Hospitality Services Management

Suny College at Plattsburgh
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
Foods and Nutrition Studies
Hospitality Services Management

Suffolk County Community College
Eastern Campus
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, New York 11901
Food and Beverage
Restaurant Management

Monroe Community College
1000 East Henriette Road
Rochester, New York14623
Hospitality Services Management

Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
Culinary Arts and Related Services

Niagara County Community College
3111 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, New York 14132
Culinary Arts
Chef Training
Pastry Chef

North Country Community College
20 Winona Ave.
Saranac Lake, New York 12983
Hospitality Services Management

Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Boces
15 Henning Road
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Culinary Arts and Related Services

Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, New York 12305
Culinary Arts
Chef Training

Onondaga Community College
4964 Onondaga Road
Syracuse, New York 13215
Culinary Arts
Chef Training
Food and Beverage
Restaurant Management

Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York 13244
Foods and Nutrition Studies

Marymount University
100 Marymount Ave.
Tarrytown, New York 10591
Foods and Nutrition Studies

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica Branch
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, New York 13501
Food and Beverage
Restaurant Management
Culinary Arts
Chef Training

Suny Westchester Community College
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, New York 10595
Food and Beverage
Restaurant Management

Erie Community College
North Campus
6205 Main Street
Williamsville, New York 14221
Food and Beverage
Restaurant Management

Erie Community College
South Campus
Orchard Park, New York
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Erie Community College-City Campus
121 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, New York
Food and Beverage and Restaurant Management
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Putnam-Westchester Bocus
200 Boces Drive
Yorktown, New York 10598
Culinary Arts
Chef Training

The New School
66 West 12th Street
New York, New York 10011
Restaurant Management

HLC Accredited Online Options

American Culinary Federation
The ACF has over 200 chapters in the United States; its main campus is located in Florida
180 Center Place Way
St. Augustine, FL
Continuing Education
Chef Certification
Chef Educators
Food Safety Certification
ACFEFAC Accredited

The Art Institutes of Pittsburgh – Online Division
The Ai has over 40 campus locations across North America, plus this online campus
420 Blvd of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Culinary Management
MSCHE Accredited

Ashworth College
430 Technology Pkwy
Norcross, GA
Professional Gourmet Cooking and Catering
Hotel and Restaurant Management
DETC Accredited

DeVry University
This University has 90 campus locations in 26 different states
One Tower Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Hospitality Management
HLC Accredited

eCornell is an online program and subsidiary of Cornell University, located in New York
950 Danby Road, Suite 150
Ithaca, NY
Leadership and Strategic Management
Project Leadership and Systems Design
Financial Management
Management Essentials
Human Resources Management
Hospitality and Foodservice Management
Certificate in plant-based nutrition
HRCI and PMI Approved

Johnson and Wales University
JWU has campuses in Providence, Charlotte, and North Miami; its largest campus is in Rhode Island
8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI 02903
Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management
Culinary Arts and Food Service Management
NEASC Accredited

New England Culinary Institute
NECI has two campuses in Vermont; its main campus is in Montpelier
56 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Hospitality and Restaurant Management
ACCSC Accredited

Penn Foster Career School
925 Oak Street
Scranton, PA 18515
Hotel and Restaurant Management
DETC & CHEA Accredited

Sullivan University
SU has three campuses in Louisville, Lexington and Fort Knox. The main campus for its Global e-Learning program is located in Louisville
2100 Gardiner Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
Beverage Management
CCSACS & ACF Accredited

University of Phoenix
This University has campuses in over 40 states, and two locations in Canada
4602 East Elwood Street
Phoenix, AZ
Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

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One Response to “New York State Culinary Schooling”

  1. Robert Walker Says:

    I have 8 years experience prep cooking trying to see how to become sous chef receive formal training hands on experience.

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