Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism

CTE Culinary Hospitality and Tourism Commission

Supporting over 20 CTE programs, the CTE Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism Commission pipelines students into one of NYCs largest industry sectors. The Commission is co-chaired by Karen Bornarth, Vice President of Industry Partnerships at Hot Bread Kitchen and Natalie Recinos, Director of Human Resources at InterContinental Boston. Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism Commission members represent a wide range of businesses with varied size and scope- below are a selection of the commission’s most dedicated partners.

Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism Core Commission Members include:

  • Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)
  • Chef Nick Malgieri
  • Food Education Fund (FEF)
  • Kingsborough Community College
  • NAF
  • Neuman's Kitchen
  • New York City College of Technology
  • NYC & Co.
  • NYC Hospitality Alliance
  • NYC Small Business Services
  • Office of Food & Nutrition Services
  • Sodexo
  • St. Joseph’s College
  • Travel Unity

Be the voice that shapes the future! We invite you to connect with our commission to help inspire and educate CTE students. To learn more about the Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism Commission and specific ways in which you can support schools, please contact Corrine Doron, Industry Engagement Manager at

Explore recent Labor Market Data to learn about workforce trends in the Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism industries

 PDF icon Spring 2021 CTE Labor Market Tool: Culinary, Hospitality and Tourism Labor Market

Schools with CTE Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism Programs

With over 15 NYC high schools offering CTE Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism Programs, there are many options for students and families to choose from. Our CTE Program Directory tool can help you explore the comprehensive list of programs available at NYC high schools. There is a wide variety of benefits to CTE programs. Students opting for Culinary Arts programs or Hospitality & Tourism Programs have the unique advantage of being exposed to learning and work opportunities in one of the largest workforce sectors in NYC. They also have the opportunity to acquire industry-recognized credentials, that will enhance their transition into college and entry-level careers.

CTE Program Directory

Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism Learning Areas:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism

Key Credentials offered:

  • NYC Food Handlers Certification
  • Servsafe Food Protection Manager Certification
  • NOCTI–Hospitality Management–Food and Beverage
  • NOCTI–Hospitality Management–Lodging
  • Microsoft Office Specialist- Office 365