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SUNY Buffalo State’s Hospitality and Tourism Department has a stellar reputation for training individuals to succeed in the food service industry.  We jumped at the opportunity to sponsor one of our employees in their summer 2021 RISE UP program.  Our employee was very excited to attend! He increased his prep and knife skills and demonstrated more competence in all work tasks.  We whole-heartedly recommend RISE UP!

Sara Mann Kahris & Dave Kahris, The Phoenix at 269

269 Amherst St. Buffalo, NY, (716) 259-9271


Thank you so much for such a well organized, knowledgeable staff, and experience!  It was an amazing experience and wealth of knowledge.  Thank you for the opportunity!  Great job; great collaboration!!

M. LaRussa, program participant


I now have a better understanding of food safety.  Acting as a server at Campus House - I've never done that before and have a greater appreciation for it.

J. Neidrauer, program participant, and owner of Terra House

25 Buffalo Street, Akron, NY, (716) 418.6836


I would have paid more (for this program).  Quality of instruction was outstanding; diverse student body was fun to work with and learn from.  Kitchen lab was a great learning experience.  Really wonderful program; exceeded my expectations!

E. Decker, program participant





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Continuing Professional Studies

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Cleveland Hall 210 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5907 •  Fax: (716) 878-5930