Whether your goal is to open a restaurant, manage a world-class hotel, create stylish wedding cakes or join a Long Island winery, an education in the hospitality industry starts here. This is a dynamic and ever-changing career field where creative opportunities abound. Situated on Long Island's East End, Suffolk's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program is in close proximity to world-class restaurants, wineries, hotels and resorts. It is the perfect environment to learn a career that can literally take you anywhere!
Graduates of our program move into a wide range of exciting fields and can include professional employment as Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Banquet Chef, Pastry Chef, Test Kitchen Chef, Wedding Cake Specialist, Food Truck Owner, Food Scientist, Food Writer/Blogger, Teacher (college, high school or specialty shop), Club and Resort Manager, Sommelier, Contract Service Chef (college, corporations, hospitals, etc.), Restaurant Owner, Catering and Event Manager, Food and Beverage Director, Purchasing Manager, Dining Room Manager, Hotel Manager, and much more.
Many Suffolk students elect to continue their education toward a four-year degree by taking advantage of our academic partnerships and transfer agreements. A bachelor’s degree can help improve career opportunities and earning power. Students completing their associate degree program have transferred to 4-year colleges, such as SUNY Delhi, NYIT, St. Joseph’s College, and Johnson & Wales.
The culinary and hospitality industries are virtually limitless. The following links provide just a sampling of the exciting career options that are available today:
Suffolk students and alumni also gain access to a job board that is maintained by the College. It can be accessed through portal login credentials.
Students and employers – visit Suffolk's Online Job Postings on Purple Briefcase. Employers may also post job opportunities at this site, simply by creating a free account.
For further information about employing Suffolk interns or graduates, please contact the Culinary Department at (631) 548-3700.
and Hospitality Center
20 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 451-4414
Fax: (631) 451-4415
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.