Culinary Arts Connection at HS

Richard Freilich, the culinary arts program director at Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts Center in Riverhead, recently visited the classroom of teacher Kelly Schwender, who runs East Islip High School’s Food & Nutrition and Gourmet Foods programs.

Freilich assisted in baking some delicious pretzels while making the students aware of SCCC’s new culinary study programs. Offered in conjunction with SUNY Delhi, the programs offer affordable associate or BBA degrees in culinary arts, with options to focus on baking and pastry arts, restaurant management and hotel and resort management. SCCC’s Culinary Arts Center sponsored a high school student chef competition this year, awarding a scholarship and book stipend as a grand prize.