Culinary Arts Management

Culinary Arts Management

Culinary Arts Management (BBA)

SUNY Delhi's Culinary Arts program has gained national and international honors. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts Management degree prepares you for the rigors of managing and running a culinary facility with courses in financial management and organization. While the associate's degree program deals with the hands-on duties of a chef, the bachelor's degree program prepares you for the fiscal responsibilities and management duties that executive chefs face every day.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on Experience. Host banquets, run a restaurant, and spend a summer interning at the side of a professional.
  • Baking Advisory Track. SUNY Delhi offers one of the few baking options in the country for associate's degree students.
  • Award-Winning Faculty. All of our faculty are professional chef-instructors who have worked as restaurant chefs, executive chefs, personal chefs and restaurant owners.
  • Winning team. In the last eight years, our students have won more than 500 individual and team medals, including multiple ACF national titles.

Career Opportunities

  • Entry-level Kitchen Manager
  • Garde Manger
  • Line Cook
  • Night Chef
  • Pastry Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Head Chef
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Research Chef

Today's combined hospitality industry ranks third in size among the nation's industries; it is complex and diverse, requiring skilled professionals. Hospitality Management graduates have a competitive edge over those with degrees in general business or other programs not tailored to the industry.


The program includes a full-summer internship in which you'll spend 480 hours assisting a chef at an American Culinary Federation-certified restaurant.

SUNY Delhi students in all hospitality programs have the opportunity to participate in the Walt Disney College Program, working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for six months while earning college credit. Courses include Communications, Leadership, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Disney Marketing U, and Disney Experiential Learning.


State-of-the-art culinary facilities include:

  • A la carte kitchen for restaurant dining
  • Specialized kitchen for banquet preparation
  • Beverage lab with full bar
  • Full-scale butcher shop
  • Ice-carving lab
  • Signatures by Candlelight, a student-run restaurant that is open to the public

Recommended Admission Requirements

  • First-Year Students - 75 High School GPA with a Regents Diploma;
    SAT scores with a combined reading/writing and math score of 980 or a composite ACT score of 19
  • Completed Coursework in Algebra, Geometry, and Biology (Living Environment)
  • Transfer Students - 2.0 Cumulative Transfer GPA

Please note: These are minimum requirements for admission consideration and do not guarantee admission
                        to SUNY Delhi.


  • SUNY Curriculum Code: 1622

Julio Chavez 2018 National Student Chef of the Year

Julio Chavez 2018 Winner of ACF Student Chef of the Year

Julio was crowned the "2018 National Student Chef of the Year" by the American Culinary Foundation ACF Chefs in New Orleans where he competed against contenders from around the country!