Work Based Learning: CO-OP:
Throughout all 4 years, our students participate in Work Based Learning activities. Our seniors have the opportunity to complete an internship for 200 hours of paid work experience with one of our industry partners. Students work in the kitchens and dining rooms of some of the finest restaurants and food businesses in NYC. Seniors who complete the internship program receive their Pro-Start certification.
Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CUCE):
We have two working labs in our building: an aquaponic lab where we currently raise 20,000 live tilapia, and a hydroponic lab, where we grow herbs, lettuces, and experiment with different foods.
The labs are cutting edge science technology and are overseen by Cornell University professor Philson Warner.
By 2016, we will have a permanent aquaponic/hydroponic rooftop greenhouse which will give 2000 sf of growing space. It was generously supported by the Lynch family.
Many of our students compete in scholarship competitions, which provide financial aid to some of the country's best culinary schools. To date, our students have been awarded more than
$2 million dollars.
Under the guidance of their culinary instructors, our students cater many events throughout the year. Check out our Catering page for more information.
Student Ambassador Program:
Students are chosen for the Student Ambassador Program based on their dedication, motivation and leadership qualities. Our team of talented students particpate in a variety of school activites. Whether giving a tour of the kitchens or participating in catering events, the Student Ambassador Program is an integral part of the community at FFHS.
School-run Cafe: (name TBD):
Opening in 2016 and located on the street level with access to 50th and 10th, the cafe will be open to the public and run by the students of the Food and Finance HS. The cafe will be constructed and underwritten by the generous BCD Company.