Do you love to cook? Do you dream of being a “Top Chef?” Our outstanding program, accredited by the American Culinary Federation, has trained winning teams across the nation. In the last eight years, our Culinary students have won more than 500 individual and team medals, working alongside our award-winning faculty and guest chefs. Learn by doing in our state-of-the-art kitchens, baking lab and Signatures, the student-operated restaurant. If you want to be a chef, you want to be at SUNY Delhi!
SUNY Delhi Culinary Arts has gained national renown and continues to garner respect and accolades for its excellence in culinary education. The Culinary Program at Delhi is now regarded as one of the best in the country by many industry professionals around the United States.
The SUNY Delhi Culinary Program offers a rich array of core curriculum classes that give students a firm foundation in which to start their careers as culinary professionals. Students enrolled in the associate program will enjoy small lab settings where the teacher to student ratio allows for an effective personal touch in hands-on practical training. Delhi’s culinary labs progress through basic skills dealing with Garde Manger, baking, sauces, stocks, etc., to the capstone course Signatures by Candlelight – a full service fine dining restaurant, open to the public, and operated completely by Delhi Culinary students. In addition to the core classes, there are numerous culinary electives offered to help each student customize their portfolio of education. Depending on their interest or direction in the field, students can choose from electives such as Advanced Meat Cutting, Culinary Competition, Advanced Pastries and Confections and Culinary Sculpting, which uses 300 pound ice blocks made on campus by culinary students in Delhi’s own unique Ice Sculpting Lab.
Upon graduation from Delhi’s Associate program, students can look forward to working in many diverse areas of the industry, such as:
Those students who aspire to a higher degree can enroll in Delhi’s Bachelor’s Degree concentration in Culinary Arts Management. Once the applicant has been accepted, they can embark on their journey of earning the only Culinary Bachelor of Business Administration offered in New York. Bachelor’s students will have training in financial management and organizational classes geared towards preparing the student for the rigorous work of managing and running a culinary facility. Whereas, the Associate Program deals with the hands-on duties of a chef; the Bachelor Program deals with the fiscal responsibilities and the management duties that Executive Chefs face everyday. The BBA is ideal for the culinary student who excels in all forms of classes, academic and otherwise. The BBA provides students, who envision themselves as someday having responsibility for an entire operation, a foundation in business administration. Corporate dining, contract foodservice, banquets and conference centers are just a few examples of where students with the BBA degree can have a successful start to their culinary career.
Delhi culinary students also have the opportunity to experience many activities outside of the classroom. The Delhi Escoffier Club is a student organization that involves itself in many hours of community service and fundraisers. All Delhi culinary students are eligible to try out for Delhi’s award winning culinary team which in the past five years has garnered four consecutive State Championships, two Regional Championships and over 225 individual and team medals, including First-Runner-Up Gold Medal at the American Culinary Federation National Championships. Students can also enjoy the American Culinary Federation competition hosted by Delhi every October.
Minimum requirements to be considered for admission
HS Average: 75
Algebra Regents: 73
Biology Regents: 73
Transfer GPA: 2.0
SUNY Curriculum Code: 0578