Introduction to Food Services

Introduction to Food Services prepares students for entry level positions within the food service industry. Students are engaged in academic and practical hands on lessons and learn a variety of preparation and food skills. Students will be provided with an opportunity to work in an approved commercial site during school hours.


Characteristics of a successful student

  • A strong interest in some or all course material
  • Open-minded, eager to learn about new things
  • Excellent attendance
  • Interest and some ability in technical area
  • Parental support of the Career Studies program


Curriculum and materials used

  • Food & Nutrition Textbook/Workbook
  • Measuring cups, spoons, scales
  • Kitchen Aid & Commercial Mixers
  • Conventional and convection ovens


Related career opportunities

  • Dietary Aide
  • Prep Cook
  • Wait Staff
  • Bus Person
  • Food Station Attendant
  • Café Worker



No licenses are currently available


Consultant Committee

  • Albany Marriott
  • Basement Bistro
  • BBL – Hilton Garden Hotel
  • BBL Hospitality
  • Columbia Greene Community College
  • Columbia Memorial Hospital
  • Farm to School Project
  • Hawthorne Valley Farm
  • Kaaterskill Rehabilitation LTC
  • Mallozzi Family Hospitality Company
  • Nano Cafe
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • Samaritan Hospital
  • SUNY Cobleskill

Contact Information

Danielle Bouton-Wales
Director of CTE

Rensselaer Educational Center

Columbia- Greene Educational Center

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Upcoming Events

Wed 21

Thanksgiving Recess

November 21 - November 23
Thu 22
Fri 23

Offices Closed

November 23
Mon 26

CGEC School Improvement Meeting

November 26 @ 2:00 pm
Thu 29

REC Advisory Subcommittee Meeting

November 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
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