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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—allows you the opportunity to learn the art and business sides of the food service industry.

The Outlook

According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), the restaurant industry employs 13.5 million people in both front-of-the-house and kitchen positions, and is one of the largest private-sector employers. 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 you for entry into the job market immediately upon graduation. Developed in partnership with the New York Wine & Culinary Center, the program will prepare you for a career in the very diverse food services industry. Additionally, it will give you the foundation toward continuing your studies at a four-year college or university. 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 you with the job skills necessary for gaining entry-level positions. The certificate will give you hands-on experience and the knowledge necessary for being successful in the food services industry. Furthermore, it will give you the foundation for building a lifelong career. View more details »