The Culinary Education Center of Monmouth County

The Culinary Education Center of Monmouth County is a collaborative effort between Brookdale community College and the Monmouth County Vocational School District. The school is located at 101 Drury Lane, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.  732-988-3299

The Culinary Education Center is open to Monmouth County high school students in their junior and senior year of high school.  Each student receives high school credit, and at the same time can receive up to 15.5 college credits.

The Culinary Education Center College Division offers an Associate of Science in Applied Science in Culinary Arts.  The CEC also offers two Certificate programs, one in Pastry Art and the other in Culinary Arts.

The CEC is a student centered culinary program, which is dedicated to providing a high quality culinary educational experience.  The facility offers state of the art kitchens, lecture rooms, and computer lab and distance learning capability.  Our students participate in local, state, and national food competitions.

At the CEC the students operate two dining rooms, The Mandolin Dining Room, and the Windows of the Culinary Education Center Dining Room.  Our facility is open to the public for lunch and dinner.  Breakfast can be served for private parties arranged in advance.

The students also operate our retail bakery that sells cakes, pastries, breads, and seasonal confectionery delights.

The CEC seeks to foster individuality, creativity, and open mindedness in the application of theoretical and practical food preparation skills.  The CEC believes that the investment of time and effort in the selection of quality ingredients and attention to skillful preparation contribute directly to the quality and the essence of the final product.

The CEC chef instructors are highly qualified professionals, dedicated and committed to our students.  They personalize instruction, offering support and encouragement for success.  Highly qualified adjunct instructors, who have many years of experience in the field, enhance our full-time faculty.

We hope you visit our culinary school, and enjoy the delicious foods prepared by our dedicated students and staff.


For private groups, Call for reservations.

Monday through Friday , 11:30 am to 12:30pm, Reservations are required for parties of 6 or more

Monday through Thursday, 5:15 to 6:15pm, 4 Course Meal, Prices range from $20.00 to $26.00
Classical Cuisine of French and Italian And American Regional Make your reservations now.

Monday through Friday, 9 am to 10 am and 11:15am to 1:15pm
For more information please call 732-988-3299 ext. 17
101 Drury Lane, Asbury Park NJ 07712

Monmouth County Vocational School District Administration

Mr. Timothy McCorkell, Superintendent of Monmouth County Vocational School District
Mr. Anthony Schaible, Assistant Superintendent
Mrs. Collette Flatt, School Business Administrator
Mr. Michael Sirianni, Principal/Co-Director of the Culinary Education Center

Brookdale Community College Administration

Dr. Peter Burnham, President of Brookdale Community College
Executive Vice President, Educational Services
Mrs. Nancy Kegelman, Dean, Academic Affairs
Dr. Pat Gallo, Co-Director of the Culinary Program, Dean of Business and Technology