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As NYC’s only culinary high school, Food and Finance High School provides a unique educational opportunity to students and families in the community.
Students learn the true reward of hard work, dependability and time management from a staff of acclaimed chefs, educators and business leaders that oversee their curriculum, field trips, and internships.
We work to understand its students' barriers of success and develop additional programs to support their needs and dreams.
Preparation for higher-learning and the workforce is key to the ongoing success of our students. NYC comes together at Food and Finance High School to provide a rigorous and rewarding Regents Diploma and culinary curriculum for our students.
We’re more than a school, we are a community that supports our students as they tackle new challenges and reach new heights. We work to inspire and to empower our students.
Roger Turgeon is a long-time chef turned culinary arts instructor, and he responded to the opportunity to design a small specialty school in the mid-2000’s as part of the Gates-funded New Visions project. In 2004, FFHS opened its doors.
In 2016, Principal Turgeon was the recipient of the prestigious Cahn Fellowship at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was one of only 22 Principals nationwide to receive the honor.
Our Assistant Principal:
Our Chef Instructors:
Chef Christopher Burgos - Culinary Exploration
Chef Billy Doherty - Baking 1
Chef Michael Lynch - Culinary Arts 1
Chef Jonathan Yung - Baking 2
Chef Geoffrey Tulloch - Culinary Arts 2
Food Education Fund
Erin Fairbanks (Chair)
Jonathan Moldenhauer (Chair)
Food Education Fund Staff:
Eliza Loehr, Executive Director
Kat Taveras, Program Manager
Nick Noyes, Operations Associate
Chef Vera Kaltinick, After School Programming
Food Education Fund (FEF)
Board of Directors:
Nan Shipley (Chair)
Michael P. Salvatore, III
Food Education Fund
Industry Advisory Board:
Carla Hall (Chair)
Food and Finance High
School Advisory Board:
Frank Costantino Monroe College
Ronnie Eldridge Former City Council Member
Liz Neumark Great Performances
Judith Norell Silver Moon Bakery
Andrew Rigie New York City Hospitality Alliance
Amy Scherber Amy’s Bread
Stephen O’Brien Office of School Food
Roger Turgeon Food and Finance High School
Philson Warner Cornell University Cooperative Extension
Stanley Zabar Zabar’s
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FOOD EDUCATION FUND
The Food Education Fund (FEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works hand-in-hand with Food & Finance High School (FFHS). Our goal is to prepare and empower our students to continue their education and cultivate personally meaningful careers. The FEF was established with the FFHS in 2004 as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s small schools initiative to ensure that industry partners would always be engaged as stakeholders in the future success of the school.
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.