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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
Rockland Community College culinary students run a Pop-Up Cafe at Hudson Market on Main on Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 am – 3 pm, reopening on March 23. View the menu of delicious breakfast options, sandwiches and “Have it Your Way” salads.
The Pop-Up Cafe provides culinary students with hands-on learning experiences in food preparation, service and management. The Community can enjoy tasty breakfast and lunch meals twice a week while the full Hudson Market on Main is temporarily closed. For more information and questions, contact Chris Spezial at 845-875-7572 or [email protected].
Food Enthusiast Program
Join us for evenings filled with great food and good company. Register today for:
Save the date for upcoming classes (details and registration coming soon):
- October 6 – Pan Frying & Saute’ing
- October 20 – Stocks, Soups & Sauces
- November 3 – Holiday Comfort Food That Is Good for You
- November 17 – Vegan Baking
- December 1 – Sushi for Beginners
- December 8 – Holiday Entertaining
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. The Hudson Market on Main, which is temporarily closed and will reopen in the summer of 2022 as it seeks a new hospitality partner, will offer a pop-up Market experience twice weekly run by RCC’s Hospitality & Culinary Arts students. 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 12 – November 21) 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.