Food Services

Cooking up a Success with Beginner Techniques

A student making cookies
Get a taste of the culinary world in a supportive kitchen environment. Savor the basics as you start a journey in the food industries and sharpen your culinary skills. Learn all about kitchen equipment, weights and measurements. Prepare food like a professional and learn how to present dishes with customer service, safety and sanitation in mind.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study

  • Career Development and Exploration
  • Employability Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Equipment Identification and Operation
  • Weights and Measures
  • Breakfast Foods
  • Lunch Foods
  • Dinner Foods
  • Desserts
  • Baking

How You Can Succeed

Classroom Support
As a Locally Approved Course, this course was created to meet the needs of students who thrive with additional support and flexibility. This is done through:
  • smaller student-to-teacher ratio
  • a classroom aide
Course Alignment
Locally Approved Courses are aligned to:
  • CDOS credentials
  • viable employment options
Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications
Students have opportunities to earn:
  • ServSafe – Food Handler
Work-Based Learning
Students in Locally Approved Courses can gain work experiences as part of the course through organizations such as:
  • Homesteads for Hope
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Tops Markets
  • U of R Nursing

Where You Can Go

CTE Courses and Programs
After successful completion of this course, students can move on to an Introductions course or a CTE NYSED Approved Program such as:
  • Baking
  • Culinary Arts
Job Opportunities
Students gain skills applicable to a variety of entry-level jobs through this course including:
  • Food Preparation Workers
    6% projected growth in New York State from 2016-2026
New York State Annual Salary Estimate
Entry Level: $21,632
Experienced: $29,980

Education Requirements
Formal education is not required; most learn on the job.

Food Services