Culinary Cannabis Microcredential
SUNY Schenectady’s non-credit Culinary Cannabis Microcredential is designed to provide the region with entry-level (culinary cannabis) food service employees. Must be 21 years of age or older to enroll.
For more information, please contact Danielle Sloan at 518-289-4467 or email@example.com.
Courses within this microcredential include:
Culinary Cannabis and Edibles
Classes to be held March 2024
Culinary Cannabis and Edibles is a staple of the cannabis in culinary arts program, designed to demystify the mathematics of culinary cannabis and detail how variations in potency of food and beverages are created using various methods of infusion, concentrates, and extractions. Likewise, students will be introduced to the endocannabinoid system, aroma profiles of terpenes, and learn how to obtain the desired effects of different plant strains. Students taking this online course will become trained and certified in ServSafe food sanitation and safety techniques, as well as appropriate cooking and storing methods. Upon completion of the course, students will be well-prepared to take the American Culinary Federation's Specialized Certificate in Culinary Cannabis and Edibles exam. This is a prerequisite for the Culinary Cannabis is Sweet and Culinary Cannabis is Savory classes.
Culinary Cannabis is Sweet
Culinary Cannabis is Sweet explores the creation of delicious treats using cannabis and CBD, including chocolates, pastries, ice cream, sugar-based confections, and beverages. Students exploring the sweet side of cannabis in culinary arts leverage food sanitation and safety techniques, learn how to source fresh and certified ingredients, use appropriate cooking and storing methods, and develop menus based on flavor profiles and potency, with an understanding of cumulative effect. Upon completion of the course, students will be well positioned to pursue a culinary career with a specialty in cannabis confections.
Culinary Cannabis is Savory
Culinary Cannabis is Savory explores the creation of delectable savory foods prepared using cannabis and CBD, such as infused appetizers, entrees, sauces, and dressings. Students immersed in this exploration of cannabis in culinary arts will learn appropriate cooking and storing methods, as well as how to safely source cannabis ingredients, ensure proper dosing, develop flavor profiles, and partake in menu development for infused foods and drinks. Upon completion of the course, students will be well-positioned to pursue a culinary career with a specialty in the preparation of savory cannabis items.