Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center
Rockland Community College’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center is located downtown in the iconic river village of Nyack, NY.
At its focus, the Center offers credit and non-credit degree programs, with hospitality and culinary tracks. Students learn in a state-of-the-industry teaching kitchen with restaurant-quality equipment, receive instruction from talented professionals, and experience the business operations of the Center first-hand.
Student Run Pop-Up Cafe
The RCC Culinary Lab is a pop-up environment entirely created by students in their final semester of the Hospitality and Culinary Arts program at Rockland Community College. The pop-up is created to offer students the real world ready experience we offer them in the hospitality and restaurant industry. The Culinary Lab allows students to create, cultivate their skills and execute their vision of a remarkable culinary experience.
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Postponed – Will be rescheduled in April
Food Enthusiast Program
Join us for evenings filled with great food and good company. Register today for the following fall 2023 classes:
September 27 – Oktoberfest with Chef Steve
October 11 – Shroomin’ with Chef Steve
October 25 – Abbondanza – Southern Italian Cuisine with Chef Steve
November 8 – Entertaining with Chef Billy
November 29 – It’s Greek to Me with Chef Don
December 13 – Festivus for the Rest of Us! with Chef Steve
Contact Mark Davidoff at 845-875-7571 or [email protected] with any questions.
Professional Features & Rental Opportunities
In addition to the teaching kitchen, the Center features a theater with a professional kitchen stage for events and demonstrations, meeting room rental space. Contact Mark Davidoff at 845-875-7571 or [email protected] for more information about the space.
Purchasing & Preparing Nutritious Food Economically
RCC’s Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center, through the generous support of Orange & Rockland, is offering this program for individuals and families who experience food insecurity. The 8-class program (running from September 19 – November 28) will teach how to purchase and prepare nutritious and delicious food economically. Classes include information on nutrition and hands-on preparation recipes that participants can take home to their families. Contact Mark Davidoff at 845-875-7571 or [email protected] for more information.
Hudson Valley Region Culinary Scene
The Center strengthens the local foothold of artisanal foods, craft beverages and agro-tourism originating from the Mid-Hudson Valley region, and supports community initiatives for Rockland County residents and nearby friends.
Culinary Summer Youth Program
The College’s Culinary Summer Youth Program is offered at the Center, where children who love to cook will learn kitchen and cooking basics, use of kitchen equipment, proper sanitation and knife skills. Check back in Spring 2023 for information about next summer’s program.