Culinary Arts

  • Barry Tech | Human and Public Services | Culinary Arts in Long Island

  • About This Course

    Students enrolled in this course will learn the art and science of quality food preparation and service. Our learning environment has been praised by industry experts as having one of the most sophisticated facilities in the country. Aspiring chefs will develop a solid foundation of cooking skills through actual work experience using standard recipes. Not only will our students learn all the basic and advanced techniques, they will study safety, sanitation, and nutrition, as well as the Nassau County Board of Health regulations. Our young chefs will also prepare food for actual catered affairs including luncheons, conferences and parties.

  • Students Will Learn How to:

    • Develop knife skills
    • Create vegetable cuts and cooking skills
    • Use and maintain equipment
    • Plan and price menus
    • Purchase commodities
    • Leadership and teamwork skills
    • To deal with customers, purveyors, and staff effectively

    They Will Prepare:

    • Stocks, soups and sauces from scratch
    • Meats, poultry, fish and vegetables
    • Rice, pastas, potatoes and a variety of grains
    • Salads and dressings
    • Baked goods including rolls, breads, cakes, cookies, pies and muffins

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible 
    Placement: Regular
    Location: Barry Tech or GC Tech 


Career Opportunities

  • Our Alumni Job Portal provides listings posted by our business partners. Check out the listings below to find any available career opportunities.

  • Meat Cutter/Butcher Trainee - Ceriello Fine Foods

    We are looking for someone with enthusiasm and a good work ethic to train as a butcher. No food experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn. Hours are flexible, but weekends are required.

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  • Trini Bites - Kitchen Assistant

    As a Kitchen Assistant, you would be responsible for preparing already cooked meals for customers, greeting customers upon entry into the establishment, receiving and carrying out orders received via phone, in-person or online, prep orders for delivery services (provided by a third party), dishwashing, keeping kitchen area clean, various customer interactions related to their orders

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  • La la Bistro

    Counter Deli person

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Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814