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Debra A Burch

Position Title: AssociateProfessorandDepartmentChair
Department: Culinary Arts
Office Location: School of Applied Technology
Office Phone: 607-587-3119





Sanitation & Food Safety, Serv Safe Certified Instructor/ Proctor,

National Restaurant Association Education Foundation 1998- Present

Allergen Certification 2017-2020

TIPS Certification

American Culinary Federation Member –Present

Back Yard Chickens ASC Farm  



Education Units:

Artisan Bread, 32 Hours 2004

Individual Pastries, 32 Hours 2003

Culinary Institute of America


Chocolate Decoration I, 36 Hours, 2002

Ewald Notter Instructor

International School of Confectionery



Western Civilization 4 Credit Hours

Educational Planning 4 Credit Hours

College Writing 3 Credit Hours

Comparative Religions 3Credit Hours

Introduction to Psychology 3Credit Hours

American History 3 Credit Hours

Spanish 3 Credit Hours

Empire State College, 2004- Present



Assessment Techniques in Career and Technical Studies 3 Credit Hours

Course Organization 3 Credit Hours

Foundation in Career/Tech 3 Credit Hours

Professional Development 3 Credit Hours

Buffalo State College 1999 – Present



AOS Degree Food Service, 1979

Alfred State College


Food Service Certificate (2,000 hours), BOCES


Professional Experience: 


Department Chair Culinary Arts 2006- Present, Alfred State College

School of Applied Technology


Associate Professor, Alfred State College 2007- Present

School of Applied Technology


Assistant Professor, Alfred State College, 2000-07

School of Applied Technology


Bakery Assistant, Culinary Arts, 1997-99

Alfred State College


Waiter, 1997-03

Moonwinks Restaurant, Cuba NY

Teachers’ Aide, 1997- 2000

Cuba – Rushford Central School, Cuba NY

Owner, Operator, 1995-97

Burch Family Fashions, Cuba NY

Bakery Manager, 1985-95

The Hut Restaurant, Hinsdale, NY

Waiter, 1981-87                                             

Bakery Assistant, 1976-79

Market Basket, Cuba NY


Publications and Events: 

Camp Alfred, 2004-06

Secondary Skills USA Competition Coordinator & Judge, 1999-15

National Skills USA Judge 2014 (Culinary Arts)

State Coordinator for Bakery Competition, Post-Secondary Skills USA, 2001-15

Geometry in Baking 2017

After School Programs for elementary schools 2014-2017

WNYBUG Black Board presenter 2017

Garlic festival presenter several years –present

Several Veterans groups LEEK, VFW , Legions, Vietnam vets club


Diversity and Inclusion 2017- Present 

Faculty Senator, 2002-16

Affirmative Action Representative

Automatic External Defibrillator Task Force

Campus Safety Committee

Commencement Student Marshall, 1997-19

Member, Promotion & Tenure, 2006-17

Advisor, Skills USA, 2004-19

Advisory Board Member, Greater Southern Tier BOCES, 2003-Present

Advisory Board Member, Cattaraugus, Allegany County BOCES 2015- Present

Several Search Committees

SAGE Committee Present (General Education Requirements)

ARC Grant Assistance

Member, 40th Anniversary Celebration Committee Wellsville Campus

Honors and Awards: 

Nominated Freshman Advocate, 2000

Leadership through Civic Engagement Award, 2015

Women’s leadership Award 2017

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Faculty Service 2019  

Camp Alfred, 2004-06

Secondary Skills USA Competition Coordinator & Judge, 1999-07

State Coordinator for Bakery Competition, Post Secondary Skills USA, 2001-07