Programs of Study

Food Service

Certificate | Graduation Requirements: 31 credits

NY State Tuition Assistance Program financial aid is available for part-time study (min. of 6 credits required), so don't get passed over and miss out on your chance for a good job by being under-qualified.

Program Summary:

Food Service is a one-year certificate program designed to provide students with the basic knowledge needed to work in volume-feeding establishments.

Each student will spend time learning the skills of food preparation, equipment use, presentation, and service for volume-feeding operations. Students enrolled in this program will also explore the background knowledge and techniques required for daily cash controls, safety and sanitation, employee job duties, and record keeping. They will also be informed of the many career opportunities available. Credits earned in this program can be transferred, without loss, to any of the Culinary Arts programs at SUNY Sullivan.

The SUNY Sullivan


The Catskill Hospitality Institute at SUNY Sullivan prepares students who are passionate about hospitality service industries.

  • Hands-On Experience & Knowledge

    Our students gain hands-on, real-world skills and knowledge to position themselves to perform locally and globally, with pride, enthusiasm and with levels of service that exceed expectations.

  • Real-World, Live-Action Classrooms

    Our tourism program deliver a hands-on, immersive experience that put our graduates on the leading edge of industry standards and equip them with skills that are highly desirable to employers.

  • Experience That’s Real and Relevant

    Students work alongside industry professionals. Courses in Hospitality, Purchasing, Cost Control, and Human Resources as well as ServSafe and TIPS certifications prepare our graduates in all aspects of the tourism industry.

Business Mathematics
Introduction to Food & Baking
Beverage Service
Sanitation & Safety
Composition I
Human Resource Management
Principles of Baking
Hospitality Purchasing
Applied Nutrition Lab
Culinary Arts Theory & Development
Fundamentals of Speech


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