"Promise of Success" - All students in this program will have their portfolio reviewed by four area chefs/employers to ensure that they have everything they need before beginning this job interview process. Culinary Arts graduates not only receive an associate's degree, but also a certification in sanitation. Students will be exposed to classical French and American cooking techniques and will be given placement assistance to fulfill their 400 hours of field experience.
Graduates of the culinary program at Keystone College are employed at DaVinci's on the Lake (Lake Winola), Edelweiss Restaurant, Fountains Wedding and Conference Center, Inn at Nichols Village, Ocino Restaurant (Washington, NJ), Scranton Health Care Center, Sno Mountain (Scranton, PA), State Correctional Facility (Dallas, PA, Food Steward), and State Street Grill (Clarks Summit, PA).
Graduates from the culinary program have also pursued continuing education from the following institutions: Johnson and Wales, Keystone College, Leigh Valley College, Mont Clair State University (NJ), Paul Smith's College (NY).
The world of culinary can be your ticket to success. Keystone College Culinary Arts graduates are in demand everywhere! New York City, Boston, Chicago, California, the Caribbean, and other exciting places have numerous job opportunities in restaurants and hotel.
Internships and Field Experience
Student enrolled in the Culinary Arts will acquire first-hand experience through the required internship. The internship experience, combined with the skills learned in the classroom, prepares students for the option of entering the workforce directly upon completion of an associate degree or continuing their education in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.
Keystone College Culinary students have participated in Internships with the following businesses:
- Red Lobster Corporation
- Inne of the Abingtons, Dalton, PA
- Spag's, Wilkes Barre, PA
- Walt Disney Resorts
- Caesar's Cove Haven
- Starwood Resorts
- Holiday Inn, Hilton Head, SC
- Inn at Nichols Village, Clarks Summit, PA
- Aramark International
- Scranton Canoe Club, Lake Winola, PA
- Perkin's Restaurant, Tunkhannock, PA
- Shadowbrook Resort, Tunkhannock, PA
Internship/Experiential Learning Opportunities - American Hospitality Association, Aramark International, Caesar's Cove Haven, Cracker Barrel, Epicurean Delight, Ehrhardt's Waterfront Restaurant & Resort, Forest Lake Country Club, Gables Bakery, Holiday Inn (Hilton Head, SC), Huntsville Golf Club, Inn at Nichols Village (Clarks Summit, PA), Inne of the Abingtons (Dalton, PA), LeThai Restaurant, Mamasitas Restaurant, Mohegan Sun Casino and Resorts, Perkins Restaurants, The Radisson Corporation, Red Lobster Corporation, River Street Jazz Cafe, The Royal Zephyr, Schiff's Food Service, Scranton Canoe Club (Lake Winola, PA), Shadowbrook Restaurant, Tastebud's Cafe (Bellman, NJ), Toftrees Resort & Conference Center, Vincenzo's Pizza (Waverly, PA), Walt Disney Resorts, Weis Markets, and Woodloch Pines.
Annually students host "Night of Excellence" Dinner where students cook, serve, execute and plan a dinner for 130 plus guests.