Sullivan County BOCES

Where Futures Begin and Dreams Are Achieved!

Where Futures Begin and Dreams Are Achieved!

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Contact Information:
Kathy Poppo, Teacher - Culinary II
Phone: (845) 295-4152 or e-mail:
TBA, Teacher - Culinary I
Phone (845) 295-4152

The Culinary Arts and Sciences Program is a nationally certified program open to Juniors and Seniors. Students learn important food safety and sanitation habits.  As well as the Culinary Fundamentals such as: Knife Skills; Using Recipes & Cooking Principles.  Other topics covered vary from Fruit Preparation, Soups, Food Presentation and Desserts.  Students will have kitchen lab time to learn skills and then time to prepare and serve lunches and dinners.  Several special catered events both on and off campus are prepared throughout the school year to teach work based learning.
Culinary I
Students learn food safety and sanitation, use and care of commercial kitchen equipment, menu planning, the fundamentals of purchasing, pricing and controlling food costs. Culinary I starts students on their way to future employment or colleges that may provide credit for participation in this program. 
Culinary II 
Students learn more advanced cooking concepts as well as mentoring activities.  Select Culinary II students will have the opportunity to participate in internship programs. Students will learn soft skills, that will prepare them more effectively for the workforce.  Culinary II students will collaborate with other CTE programs to enhance their knowledge and skills.
For a more information, view the Program Brochure  

Career Opportunities in the Culinary Arts Field:
  • Sous Chef
  • Banquet Manager
  • Server
  • Dining Room Manager
  • Barista Owner
  • Executive Chef
  • Line Chef
  • Nutritionist
  • Host/Hostess
  • Pastry Chef
  • Bakery Owner
  • Sommelier
  • Prep Cook
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Garde Manger Chef
  • Saucier Chef

Articulation Agreements:
Alfred State College
The Culinary Institute of America
Jefferson County Community College
Morrisville State
Niagra Community College
Paul Smith College
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNY Delhi