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Debra Burch

Debra Burch

Debra A Burch
Position Title
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Culinary Arts
Office Location
School of Applied Technology
Office Phone

•National Restaurant Association Education Foundation 

  Sanitation & Food Safety, ServSafe Certification & Certified Proctor, 1998-19


•Culinary Institute of America 

  Artisan Bread, 2004 

  Individual Pastries, 2003 


•International School of Confectionery

  Ewald Notter Instructor 

  Chocolate Decoration I, 36 Hours, 2002 


•Empire State College, 2004-06 


•Buffalo State College 

  Continuing Education 1999-02 


•Alfred State College  AOS Degree Food Service, 1979 


•Belmont BOCES  Food Service Certificate (2,000 hours)


Professional Experience


  • Alfred State College School of Applied Technology

Assistant Professor,  2000-07

Bakery Assistant, Culinary Arts, 1997-99 

  • Cuba – Rushford Central School, Cuba  NY

Teachers’ Aide, 1997 

  • Burch Family Fashions, Cuba NY

Owner, Operator, 1995-97 

  • The Hut Restaurant, Hinsdale, NY

Bakery/ Manager, 1985-95 

  • Market Basket, Cuba NY

Bakery Assistant, 1976-79                                                 



Faculty Senator, 2002-07

Member, Automatic External Defibrillator Task Force

Commencement Student Marshall, 1997-07

Member, Promotion & Tenure Task Force, 2006-07

Advisor, Skills USA, 2004-07

Advisory Board Member, Greater Southern Tier BOCES, 2003-07

Member, 40th Anniversary Committee, Wellsville Campus

Honors and Awards

Nominated Freshman Advocate, 2000

Camp Alfred, 2004-06

Secondary Skills USA Competition Coordinator & Judge, 1999-07

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