Culinary Arts: Baking, Production & Management

students standing behind their gingerbread houses
several female culinary students
students with pates of dessert
students frosting cookies
student spooning the inside of a bowl
students frosting cookies at a table
pastries on a table
student at a mixer in the kitchen
student decorating a pie
students frosting cookies
ASC ranked Top 40 in the US, colleges with culinary arts and related services
2019 US News & World Report
Program Advantages: 

Working daily with both traditional and innovative bakery products preparing graduates to be effective and productive as soon as they enter the workforce. Intense work mentored by full-time faculty is the biggest part of the education model.

Professional Outlook: 

Predicted 7% job growth per year with an average wage of $12.63 per hour in New York. Career options include baker, cake decorator, pastry chef, executive pastry chef, baking products sales as well as owning a bakery business.

US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook - 2015
Deb Burch, Department Chair
Pioneer Quotes: 

"Part of the reason why I loved the program so much was how caring our chefs are." -Amanda McCalister Pender, '11

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Culinary Arts Department

"Everything from breads, decorating cakes, plated desserts... no employer ever asked me to do something I had not experienced in the program." -Chelsea Garrison Gore, '07

"The chefs at Alfred State have a true passion for teaching. They give everything to ensure the students know exactly what is expected when a graduate starts their career." -Jessica Baier, '15

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