At the Culinary Academy, as part of our 600-hour and 900-hour cooking programs, we offer externships that place you directly in the field. This unique experience allows our students to get hands-on training in a real-life situation. Our students can find themselves in restaurants, catering halls, corporate dining rooms and other locations. Our education department has carefully structured each externship so that each student gets the most from it. Once the student has completed the externship program, they know what the culinary world is like, and are prepared for a good paying job upon graduation.


Culinary Academy of Long Island has many choices for externship. The following is a sample of the food service establishments where students can fulfill their externship: 

The Gatsby
Garden City Hotel
Food Network (NYC)
Otto (NYC)
Tao (NYC)
Café Grey
Arte Café
Elk Street Grill
George Martin
Nick Diangelo
Blackstone Steak House
Maxwell and Dunne's
Woodbury Country Club
Grand Hyatt (NYC)
Huntington Hotel
Jefferson Ferry Retirement Community
Michelle Brown Baking
South Nassau Community Hospital
Three Village Inn
Sunrise Assisted Living
Westbury Manor
Panama Hatties
Ciao Baby
Soho Grand Hotel
Legal Seafood
Radisson Hotel
Glen Head Country Club
Robin's Wolfe (NYC)
Citarella (NYC)
Blue Honu
Corbin and Reynolds
Computer Associates
Chateau Briand
North Shore Country Club
Marriott Islandia
Mori Moto (NYC)
Jolly Madison Towers Hotel (NYC)
Mesa Grill (NYC)



Every cooking program at our school includes career preparation sessions to review hiring procedures, to help you write your resume and improve your employment interview skills. When you graduate, we will help match you with potential employers—many of whom call on us throughout the year to fill available openings. Although we cannot guarantee employment, we have, over the years, built a placement record we are proud of. There is, of program, no additional charge for placement assistance either when you graduate or at any future time you wish to use this service. 

The following list is just a small sampling of where some of our graduates are currently working...

Radisson Hotel
Cherry Valley Country Club
Hofstra University
Seawane Country Club
Three Village Inn
Sunrise Assisted Living
Fox Hollow Inn
Legal Seafood
Otto (NYC)
Holiday Inn
SUNY Stony Brook
The Bristal
C & C Catering
Lackmann Food Services
Fresh Meadows Country Club
The Inn at Great Neck
Ridgewell's Caterers
RS Jones
Macaroni Grill
Boardwalk Restaurant
North Shore Country Club
Chesapeake Bay Restaurant
56th Fighter Group
Riesterer's Bakery
Garden City Hotel
BB King’s Blues Club and Grill (NYC)
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