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Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center

Rockland Community College’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center is located downtown in the iconic river village of Nyack, NY.

At its focus, the Center offers credit and non-credit degree programs, with hospitality and culinary tracks. Students learn in a state-of-the-industry teaching kitchen with restaurant-quality equipment, receive instruction from talented professionals, and experience the business operations of the Center first-hand.

Program Director Chris Spezial with culinary students standing behind table with plates of food

RCC's Culinary Program Ranked 6th in New York

Chef’s Pencil ranked RCC’s Culinary Arts program in their top 10 program in New York. Read more about the ranking and learn more about RCC’s program.

Food Enthusiast Program

Join us for evenings filled with great food and good company. Register today for:

Save the date for upcoming classes (details and registration coming soon):

  • December 1 – Sushi for Beginners
  • December 8 – Holiday Entertaining

Contact Mark Davidoff at 845-875-7571 or [email protected] with any questions.

Hudson Valley Magazine's Best of Hudson Valley Winner 2022
view from the behind the cooking range in the theater

Professional Features & Rental Opportunities

In addition to the teaching kitchen, the Center features a theater with a professional kitchen stage for events and demonstrations, meeting room rental space. The Hudson Market on Main, which is temporarily closed and will reopen in the summer of 2022 as it seeks a new hospitality partner, will offer a pop-up Market experience twice weekly run by RCC’s Hospitality & Culinary Arts students. Contact Mark Davidoff at 845-875-7571 or [email protected] for more information about the space.

Purchasing & Preparing Nutritious Food Economically

RCC’s Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center, through the generous support of Orange & Rockland, is offering this program for individuals and families who experience food insecurity. The 8-class program (running from September 19 – November 28) will teach how to purchase and prepare nutritious and delicious food economically. Classes include information on nutrition and hands-on preparation recipes that participants can take home to their families. Contact Mark Davidoff at 845-875-7571 or [email protected] for more information.

Hudson Valley Region Culinary Scene​

The Center strengthens the local foothold of artisanal foods, craft beverages and agro-tourism originating from the Mid-Hudson Valley region, and supports community initiatives for Rockland County residents and nearby friends.

Culinary Summer Youth Program

The College’s Culinary Summer Youth Program is offered at the Center, where children who love to cook will learn kitchen and cooking basics, use of kitchen equipment, proper sanitation and knife skills. Check back in Spring 2023 for information about next summer’s program.

Contact Information

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center
70 Main St., Nyack, NY
(corner of Broadway & Main St)

Mark Davidoff
Director
Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center
General Inquiries: 845-574-4795
[email protected]

Chris Spezial
Academic Program Director
Academic & Program Inquiries:
845-875-7572
[email protected]