Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism: Highlights

Current Projects

  • A new Culinary Curriculum is being piloted at Long Island City High school which was developed through the careers in Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) in partnership with several CTE schools including Long Island City High School in Queens and Boerum Hill High School in Brooklyn. In addition to the curriculum, C-CAP has also developed an assessment that would serve as the culminating certification for all culinary students in CTE programs.
  • To date, over 250 CTE Culinary students have completed the Food Handler’s Certification exam administered by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Students with this license can go on to work in a variety of restaurants and food service businesses throughout the city.

Teacher Externships

High-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide high school students with rigorous academic preparation and industry-validated credentials, linked to relevant work experiences in high-demand industries. Locally and nationally, education and business leaders are leveraging CTE as a powerful economic development strategy. As NYCDOE looks to further strengthen its existing CTE programs, we are seeking employers to host CTE teachers in an immersive summer externship. CTE externships are customized professional development experiences that occur within an industry-specific workplace, providing an “on the ground” understanding of economic and career trends impacting students, as well as work-based norms that can inform instructional practices. Employer hosts will indirectly influence the city’s future workforce, one teacher at a time.

The following companies and organizations offered CTE Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism Externships for Summer 2019:

▪ Pier 60
▪ Conrad Hotel
▪ Travel Unity