Culinary Arts I & II

Total Hours: 874

Using professional equipment, learn how to prepare basic and gourmet food. Students are introduced to all aspects of the restaurant industry while working in our fully-equipped kitchen. Instruction prepares students for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certification exam.


Location: 65 Parrott Road, West Nyack, NY


Course Length: 437 hours
Course Hours: 11:30AM-2:15PM, Monday-Friday
Tuition & Fees:
Tuition:      $7,630
Supplies:      $500 (approximate)
Other fees:   N/A


Course Length: 437 hours
Course Hours: 8:00-10:30AM, Monday-Friday
Tuition & Fees:
Tuition:      $7,630
Supplies:      $500 (approximate)
Other fees:   N/A

Quick Facts

Admission Requirements*
  • NYS High School Diploma/NYS HSE or required reading level: 7th grade
  • Positive suitability interview
  • Students must successfully complete Year I to proceed to Year II

*Students with two years of full-time work experience or training in the field may be eligible to have the prerequisites waived.

Admissions Process
  • Attend suitability interview/orientation
  • Complete Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • Complete application package
  • Receive acceptance letter
  • Make required tuition payment
Enrollment Requirement

Registration begins March 1; classes begin each year in September

Program Requirements to Receive a Certificate of Completion
  • 85% attendance
  • Overall course grade of 65%
Employment Opportunities

Cook: Restaurant, Cafeteria, Institutional; Food Preparation Worker: Dietary Aide, Prep Cook, Pantry Chef, Slicer;
Personal Chef

Industry Certification

ServSafe Manager

Yearly Anticipated Wages

More Information


BOCES Educational Resource Center (BERC)
131 N. Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 348-3500 ext. 3591
Fax: (845) 348-3559

Christopher D'Ambrese
Executive Director of Adult Education and Continuing Education

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