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Paul Smith’s College Of Arts And Sciences Paul Smiths, New York

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General Information
Private, coeducational, four-year college. Rural campus. Founded in 1937. Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Program Information
Accredited by American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission, Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education. Program calendar is divided into semesters. 1-year certificate in baking and pastry arts. 2-year associate degree in hotel and restaurant management. 2-year associate degree in culinary arts. 2-year associate degree in culinary arts-baking track. 4-year bachelor’s degree in hotel, resort, and tourism management. 4-year bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and service management.

Program Affiliation
American Culinary Federation; Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education; National Restaurant Association; National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; Retailer’s Bakery Association.

Areas of Study
Baking; beverage management; buffet catering; confectionery show pieces; controlling costs in food service; culinary French; culinary skill development; food preparation; food purchasing; food service communication; food service math; garde-manger; international cuisine; introduction to food service; kitchen management; management and human resources; meal planning; meat cutting; meat fabrication; menu and facilities design; nutrition; nutrition and food service; patisserie; restaurant opportunities; sanitation; saucier; seafood processing; soup, stock, sauce, and starch production; wines and spirits.

Facilities
Bake shop; bakery; 15 classrooms; 5 computer laboratories; demonstration laboratory; gourmet dining room; 5 laboratories; learning resource center; lecture room; library; 2 public restaurants; snack shop; student lounge; 5 teaching kitchens; on-campus retail bakery; new Wally Ganzi, Jr. Restaurant Training Center (modeled after legendary Palm Restaurant Steakhouse).

Faculty
23 total: 15 full-time; 8 part-time. 1 is a master baker; 3 are culinary-certified teachers. Prominent faculty: Lucille Banker; Robert Brown, CMB; Dave Gotzmer. Faculty-student ratio: 1:14.

Special Programs
International Student Exchange Program, Bakery operated 22 weeks a year, over 1100 externship opportunities.

Typical Expenses
Application fee: $30. Tuition: $16,100 per year. Program-related fee includes $730 for uniforms, clothing, and equipment.

Financial Aid
Program-specific awards include Cooking for Scholarships competition. Employment placement assistance is available. Employment opportunities within the program are available.

Housing
Coed and single-sex housing available.

Application Information
Students may begin participation in January and September. Applications are accepted continuously. Applicants must submit a formal application and high school or college transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and letters of recommendation and a personal essay are recommended.

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Contact
Admissions Office
Routes 86 and 30
PO Box 265
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Telephone: 800-421-2605
Fax: 518-327-6016
E-mail: admiss@paulsmiths.edu
World Wide Web: http://www.paulsmiths.edu/.
 

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