Professional Cooking


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The New York State Education Department sponsors week-long professional development programs for school food service workers and managers, held in July at Madison-Oneida BOCES.

The four-day sessions are conducted by experienced food service directors to:

  • Emphasize basic cooking techniques and proper knife skills 
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  • Enhance the skills of food service personnel
  • Provide training in quantity food preparation techniques
  • Stress proper sanitation and kitchen safety
  • Improve health and nutrition awareness
  • Help to market and merchandise your program

The program is managed by NYSED's Office of Child Nutrition.

Click here for dates, program overviews, applications, contact information and other details.

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Managing Your Child Nutrition Program Agenda

Recipes and Nutritional Information

Directions to MOBOCES


Hotel Information:

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The Inn at Turning Stone
5558 W. Main Street
Verona, NY 13478

Restaurant Links:

Nicky Doodle's
Recovery Sports Bar and Grill
Black Stallion
Franklin Hotel


Michele Beaver, 518-473-8781 / [email protected]
Shannon Magill 518-474-4171 / [email protected]
New York State Education Department
Child Nutrition Program Administration
89 Washington Ave Room 375 EBA
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 473-0018


James Weaver, Director of Secondary Programs
Ellen Eisenhut, Principal Clerk
Madison-Oneida BOCES
4937 Spring Road
Verona, NY 13478
[email protected]