culinary arts

In Culinary Arts you will be provided with a unique chance to develop the necessary skills and education associated with the food service industry. You will gain knowledge and training through our on-site bake shop and restaurant.Earn a national certification including safety, sanitation, and food handling called Serv/Safe (National Restaurant Association Education Foundation Certificate)

Qualify to participate in the New England Culinary Institute (NECI) scholarship program

Gain experience in the on-site public restaurant and bake shop

Develop skills and knowledge for post-secondary educationSample Job Opportunities:
Prep Cook, Baker/Cook, Caterer, Sous Chef, WaitpersonnoneArticulation/Co-Enrollment
Advanced students have the opportunity to be dual-enrolled both at STC and the New England Culinary Institute. Students have the opportunity to take part in an on-line 6-week course offered by NECI. This course includes an intensive one-week live-in class at NECI's Montpelier campus. With successful completion the student may receive a scholarship towards a NECI education as well as advanced placement.By the Numbers:
Three years after leaving culinary arts
66%
of students are employed and
25%
are pursuing further education.
"STC made me a more rounded and experienced individual."

I chose to go to Stafford because I wanted to be a chef and thought that the Culinary Arts Program at STC would be a good way to get a jump start on it before college. From Stafford I got everything I needed to get a basic starting position in a restaurant. After my two student years I went back to STC as a Teacher's Assistant for Chef Barry and Chef Greg. Halfway through the year I learned that STC was giving me the opportunity to go and study in Austria for two weeks at the most prestigious culinary school in Europe. After that I attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, the #1 cooking school in the country. My experiences at STC made me a more rounded and experienced individual at a younger age, which helped me to move through the ranks of the kitchen before I got to college.
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