Culinary Arts Advisory Council



The Culinary Arts program at the Institute of Technology provides students with a working knowledge of classical culinary techniques and restaurant management essentials through lecture, hands-on experience and project-based learning. During the two-year program, students will learn the skills needed for a career in the culinary profession including pastry and baking techniques, food preparation and service, cooking methods for common dishes, restaurant management and food and kitchen safety.  In addition, students also operate a Café and a catering business that gives them experience in menu selection, meal preparation and small business management.

Advisory Council members should have expertise in culinary and pastry, business management, and food sales and service.

Advisory Council Members:
  • James Taylor (OCC)
  • Liz Fisher (Beak & Skiff)
  • Bob Langkammerer (Wegmans, Liverpool)
  • Thomas Kiernan, CEC (Marriott Syracuse Downtown)
  • Jerry Bolton (The OnCenter Convention Center)
  • Sam Mondello (Vince's Gourmet Imports)