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Whip up delights in the kitchen

If you want to start your career in the culinary industry within a year, start with this certificate! 

What You'll Learn

Get the core principles of food and beverage preparation and service, including:
  • Preparing culinary and bakery items
  • Learning proper sanitation and safety practices
  • Demonstrating knowledge on food and beverage products, including IDing them and their specifications
You'll hone these skills in the on-campus Bechamel Retail Shop and Stonewalls Restaurant.
Chef Madajewski

Chef Russ Madajewski
I have over thirty years of experience in the restaurant industry. Beginning my career as a busboy in a private country club, I realized cooking was much more interesting and more creative. At that point, I decided to attend a local culinary school in which I earned my Associate Degree. In a short time, I eventually became an Executive Chef and then Food and Beverage Director in contract food management. In my role, I had created and developed new menus, supervised large staffs and analyzed financial statements for many different accounts. Because I am always hungry for knowledge, I returned back to college to earn my Bachelor’s and then Master’s degrees in Sociology. Currently, I am a member of the American Culinary Federation.


Chef Taylor

Chef James Taylor
I have over 30 years’ experience in the food service industry with four degrees from Johnson & Wales University where I taught as a chef instructor.  I have earned two associate’s degrees in Culinary Arts and International Baking & Pastry Arts, a bachelor’s degree in Food Service Management, and a Master’s in Business Administration.  I am a professional member of the American Culinary Federation Syracuse, New York chapter and a Certified ServSafe Instructor & Registered ServSafe Examination Proctor.

Where You'll Go

Be immediately qualified for jobs as a banquet cook, line cook, or pantry cook. 
You'll also have a head start towards completing the Culinary Management A.A.S.

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
Le Moyne College Psychology, B.A.
Le Moyne College English, B.A.
SUNY Oswego Psychology, B.A.
Lincoln University
Johnson C. Smith University