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Culinary Arts

Are you passionate about cooking and fine cuisine? Turn your interest into a rewarding career with FLCC's Culinary Arts program. This unique program—offered in partnership with the renowned New York Wine & Culinary Center—gives students the opportunity to learn both the art and the business of the food service industry.

The Outlook

According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the restaurant industry employs 12.7 million people in both front-of-the-house and kitchen positions, and is one of the largest private-sector employers. And while almost 60% of all chefs, cooks and food preparation workers are employed in restaurants and other retail eating and drinking places, about 20% work in institutions such as schools, universities, hospitals and nursing homes. Grocery stores, hotels, and other organizations make up the difference. The outlook for career opportunities is promising, as the restaurant industry is projected to add 1.3 million positions in the next decade.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Culinary Arts degree program at Finger Lakes Community College is designed to prepare students for entry into the job market immediately upon graduation. Developed in partnership with the New York Wine & Culinary Center, the program will prepare students for a career in the very diverse food services industry and give them the foundation to continue towards a Bachelor's degree if they desire. View more information »

Certificate Program

The certificate program focuses on culinary art instruction, wine education, sustainability, and agriculture. The goal of this education program is to provide individuals with the job skills needed to gain entry level positions. The certificate will give students hands-on experience and the knowledge necessary to be successful in the food services industry and will give them the foundation for building a lifelong career. View more details »