About Monroe College
Monroe College was founded in 1933 with a single goal: To educate men and women for a successful future. Monroe is recognized as a leader in providing a focused, career-oriented, quality education that integrates classroom learning with real-world experience. Monroe offers a range of certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Monroe is more than a college. It is a family, a future, a path to your career. Students, instructors, and staff work together to reach their goals and to have each other’s backs. Monroe works with you to jumpstart your career from day one. The practical skills you learn, your internships, the relationships you build with employers in your field — they’re all focused on your future. At Monroe, everyone’s got your back. You’ll be given the information and skills needed to empower you, solve problems and make decisions in the real world. You’ll be better positioned to compete in the marketplace and forge a path of your very own. Monroe’s faculty and staff are wholly committed to your success. They will be your mentors, your advocates, your champions, and your cheerleaders, from the day you apply until the day you graduate and beyond. Rest assured, you will never feel lost in the crowd at Monroe.
Prepare for a variety of careers in the foodservice industry such as entry level line cook, institutional foodservice operations, food service in the hotel industry, private and corporate catering operations, or foodservice for schools and community … all pathways leading to the position of executive chef. Instruction covers the technical skills of cooking from knife skills to production of all elements of the restaurant services, with a focus on solid culinary techniques as well as basic baking for the culinary professional. Food handling, food safety, and nutrition are fundamental to the program, which is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute. Students graduating with their AAS degree automatically gain certification as Certified Culinarians (CC) by that organization.
Gain hands-on experience in CINY’s student-run café, The Pastry Kiosk. It offers a full lunch menu with gourmet sandwiches served on freshly baked breads, plus quiches, salads and soups, and a full pastry case with decorated cupcakes, mousse-filled cakes, tarts, biscotti, and croissants.
Each year, CINY sends a team to the ACF (American Culinary Federation) competition. We’re proud to say that we’ve taken top honors year after year. This competition and others like it give students the chance to practice their cool under pressure, network with others in the field, and perhaps take home a gold medal.
Your Future Career
Your degree can open up a number of career options. Take a look at some of the positions held by recent graduates:
- Chef de Partie
- Assistant Garde Manger Chef
- Junior Sous Chef
- Assistant Kitchen Manager
- Line Cook
- Full Time