Each year, Food and Finance High School sends 85 – 90% of its graduates on to higher education – many to culinary colleges.
Our school draws students from throughout New York City to its small learning community. We offer the full range of academic courses in addition to a three year sequence of cooking and baking and paid internships in the senior year. Students graduate with both a Regents diploma and food industry certifications such as ProStart and NYC Foodhandlers.
By earning both their diploma and certifications, students are prepared to go on to post secondary education as well as to obtain jobs. The school provides opportunities for students to cater events, compete in culinary competitions, and obtain a variety of experiences in the culinary field.
The school’s partner – Cornell University – runs hydroponic, aquaculture, and aquaponic labs in the building, affording students cutting edge science education. These labs promote curriculum and discussions around sustainability and food science. With Cornell’s help, we are building a permanent rooftop greenhouse which will not only expand the program (and the amount of food grown), and serve as the model for sustainable food growth in the schools, but will be open to students from other programs as well.
P.A.C.E. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM