Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Baking & Pastry Video

Learn the classical techniques of cooking needed to succeed in today's contemporary kitchens.

Enrolled students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of kitchen etiquette and professionalism.
  • Apply proper sanitation and safety techniques while demonstrating proper knife handling and care for equipment.
  • Apply purchasing principles to the operation of a food service operation.
  • Demonstrate new trends and classical principles in the production of quality plated entrées.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of culinary foundations.
  • Differentiate between the many types of classical saucier.

For students who seek careers in the hospitality industry, the College offers both a Certificate in Culinary Skills and an AAS in Culinary Arts. Our graduates are or have been employed as chefs, line cooks and supervisors/managers in establishments in Manhattan, Chicago, and Orlando, to name a few.

Bachelor's degree from Empire State College now available for NCCC Culinary Arts graduates.

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In Culinary Arts,

Every Course Matters.

  • Garde Manger
  • Principles of Baking
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • American Cuisine
  • International Cuisine
  • Saucier
  • Culinary Foundations
  • Production Experience
    Lab I
  • Production Experience
    Lab II
  • Culinary Internship
  • Sanitation
  • Food Supervisory Management
  • Meat Marketing
  • Facilities Design
  • Purchasing and Costing
  • Nutrition
  • Wines

Graduation Rates of First Time Full Time
Students in Culinary Arts & Culinary Skills

Fall # First time full time # of Graduates in 3 Years % of Graduates
2013 76 20 26.3%
2014 95 19 20.0%

Job Placement Rates of Culinary Arts & Culinary Skills

Graduation Year # of graduates # of Responses Response Rate # in Related Job % in related Job based on all grads % in related Job based on responders
2015 45 21 46.7% 19 42.2% 90.5%
2016 39 23 59.0% 19 48.7% 82.6%

Baking and Pastry graduates along with Culinary Arts graduates have the opportunity to apply for their initial American Culinary Federation Certification as certified culinarian (CC) and certified pastry culinarian (CPC) upon graduation from Niagara County Community College. As an ACFEI accredited program graduates need only be a member of the federation prior to graduation to receive this initial certification level.