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Mobile Food Service certificate

About the Program

The SUNY Schenectady food truck.The Mobile Food Service Certificate program was developed in response to the expanding food service industry and the growth in the hospitality and restaurant industry in the Capital District and beyond. The 26 credit certificate program will provide students an education that will prepare them to work in the mobile food service industry.

The Mobile Food Service Certificate program prepares students for immediate employment. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills critical to working in and operating a mobile food service operation. Specifically, students will build skills in planning, preparing, and providing food service in a mobile setting. Students participating in the program will put their craft to the test in a state-of-the-art SUNY Schenectady food truck, while working at events around the region.

Summer 2024 Food Truck Schedule

Stop by one of the following events/locations to enjoy the SUNY Schenectady Food Truck offerings:

SUNY Schenectady Main Parking Lot

Near the Casola Dining Room Entrance
Every Tuesday, beginning May 28
11:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

Empire State Plaza

On the East Roadway, Empire State Plaza, Albany
Every Wednesday, beginning May 29
11:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

Schenectady Pride Festival

Gateway Plaza, 12 State Street, Schenectady
Saturday, June 1
2:00-7:00 p.m.

Schenectady County SummerNight

State Street, Downtown Schenectady
Friday, July 12
5:00-10:00 p.m.

Downtown Schenectady Tater Trot

Find us on the plaza behind Proctor's
Saturday, July 13
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Music Haven 2024

Central Park, Schenectady
Monday, August 5
6:00-8:00 p.m.

College Awarded Third Place in the Inaugural Tater Trot

Our sweet potato beignet over coconut and yellow jack fruit cream with pistachio dust placed third at the first Tater Trot! Read about it in the Daily Gazette.

College Awarded “Best Presentation” at 2023 Schenectady Soup Stroll! 

Our delicious Tokyo Style Shoyu Ramen was a big hit during the popular Schenectady Soup Stroll. Soup lovers gave rave reviews to the delicious ramen, prepared by Chef Gio Lontoc and Culinary Arts students Ngambela Zulu and Desiree Larrivee and served from the College’s Food Truck. Judges awarded the College “Best Presentation!”   

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Degree Plan

See the degree requirements and suggested course sequence.

Degree Plan