Culinary Arts

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Get a taste of the dynamic Culinary Arts field by developing your food knowledge and cooking techniques. Learn about the business side of food service and get ready to launch a successful career.

Career Outlook: Food and Hospitality

The food and hospitality sector is the second largest industry in the Finger Lakes. Your degree will lead to job opportunities at a variety of venues such as restaurants, hotels, casinos, banquet halls, catering companies, and retail outlets. You can even open your own business. With the hospitality industry continuing to grow both regionally and nationally, food service careers are on the rise.


Culinary Arts Grad Opens Bakery in Penn Yan

"When I saw culinary, I thought it was the best of both worlds. I could go ahead and prove to myself that I could manage college while doing something I love."

— Sabrina Miller '15
Owner of Sabrina's Bake Shoppe, 146 Main St., Penn Yan

Culinary Arts Programs

A.A.S. Culinary Arts

This program includes 600 hours of professional work experience, wine and beverage education, and restaurant management skills, making you valuable to employers in the hospitality industry. Many graduates pursue culinary positions at restaurants, banquet halls, catering companies, and hotels. Additional general education requirements provide you with a well-rounded education that complements the core Culinary Arts curriculum and gives you the option to continue on at a four-year school.

A.A.S. Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts Certificate

This program combines 300 hours of professional work experience with essential food and hospitality instruction. With fewer course requirements than the A.A.S. degree program, you will have the flexibility to earn a college education while remaining in the workforce. Many students earning their Culinary Arts certificate are enrolled part-time. Graduates have launched culinary careers as chefs, cooks, and menu planners. This is also a popular program for foodies, hobbyists, and those looking to re-skill into a new career later in life.

Culinary Arts Certificate

Explore our Flexible Learning Options

Everyone's schedule is different. If you have competing priorities in your life, making it to campus for every class may not be realistic. Select Culinary Arts courses use a HyFlex teaching model where a portion of the class will be online and a portion will have flexible day-by-day choices for each student. Learn more about HyFlex Courses.

Culinary Arts Faculty

The Culinary Arts faculty at FLCC brings a wealth of real-world restaurant experience to the classroom.

Meet Our Faculty

The Julia Cookbook

Developed by FLCC students and faculty. Learn how to make soups, first courses, entrees, desserts, and other local favorites.

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