Students preparing food in a kitchenLearn the skills you need for a career in the food service industry. Gain real-world experience at the EOC’s in-house cafeteria, SPOONS. Graduates of the program find job opportunities in restaurants, hotels, colleges and senior living facilities.

Get Hands-on Training

  • Hot and cold food production
  • Entrées
  • Soups, stocks and sauces
  • Scratch baking and pastry arts
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Knife skills
  • Weights, measures and mixing methods
  • American regional and international cuisine
  • Classical and contemporary cuisine

Earn Certifications/Licenses
Show your commitment to your trade. Certifications and licenses can lead to better job opportunities. We offer:

  • National Restaurant Association ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification

Start Your New Career

  • Work with our Career Services team to develop your resume and prep for interviews
  • Attend job fairs
  • Connect with employers who need your skills
  • Secure your job!

What do I need to get started?

To enter the program, a qualifying score on the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) is required. Contact the EOC and start working toward your goal today.

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Contact the EOC

Fax: (518) 273-1919

Locations

EOC
431 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Albany Center for Education
30 North Russell Road (Second Floor), Albany, NY 12205

The EOC offers TASC™ (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) testing at both locations for those looking to obtain their High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.