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RISE UP! - Restaurants Ignite Skills and Education

RISE UP! -Restaurants Ignite Skills Education
RISE UP! -Restaurants Ignite Skills Education

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATES FOR THIS PROGRAM HAVE CHANGED!!!

THE PROGRAM WILL NOW RUN MAY 31 THROUGH JUNE 29, 2022.

 

Our original two-week intensive experience has been reshaped, but will still have you chopping, slicing, and serving your way to a new rewarding career in the culinary industry!

Taught in the state-of-the-art culinary labs at SUNY Buffalo State, you will learn from renowned faculty and guests in the WNY restaurant community.  

The RISE UP program prepares individuals for a variety of positions within the food service industry.  Drawing on the expertise of Buffalo State faculty, participants will work in state-of-the-art teaching kitchens to identify and safely use knives, as well as understand the operation of commercial equipment.  The hospitality industry is hinged on excellent customer service, problem-solving and communication skills; all of these transferable skills are addressed throughout the program.

Participants will have the opportunity to interact with and draw on the experience of featured chefs and restaurant owners from throughout WNY. New skills will immediately be applied in the culminating event:  a light fare reception attended by restaurateurs looking to hire.  Industry recognized credentials, a certificate of completion, and an industry grade “tool of the trade” will be awarded at course completion.

In this hands-on five week course, you will receive:

  • ServSafe ® Food Handler Certification
  • TIPS ® Alcohol Certification
  • Extensive fire safety training
  • Guidance on interviewing and resume creation
  • Strategies to manage challenges and promote exemplary customer service

Key Program Information

  • Registration is limited to the first 20 accepted and paid applicants.
  • Applicants requesting tuition assistance must meet all program requirements, complete the application, and submit it NO LATER THAN MAY 23rd, 2022.
  • Program instructional hours are 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
  • Program instructional dates are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week, running MAY 31, JUNE 1, AND THEN JUNE 6, 7, 8; 13, 14, 15; 20, 21, 22; 23, 24, 25.
  • Program location is the SUNY Buffalo State Campus, Caudell Hall and Campus House.

 

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Continuing Professional Studies

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