My name is Kerry Beadle, I’m the Executive Chef at Copper Turret and the Department Chair of SUNY Morrisville’s Hospitality Program. Morrisville’s programs are unlike any other: We take a unique, applied learning approach to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to be successful. Open to the public year-round, the Copper Turret Restaurant & Brewhouse embodies this style of learning. The restaurant contains a state-of-the-art laboratory kitchen and classroom where students in several areas of study are immersed into restaurant and brewery operations. Students create menu items, perfect recipes, do cost analysis, design plates and define marketing efforts. This hand-on learning approach has proven successful, turning out graduates who are truly work-ready with an in-depth knowledge of restaurant operations. Employers consistently request our graduates, as they have the experience to adapt to many types of operations due to the well-rounded background they receive while at Morrisville.
If you are at all interested in furthering your education in hospitality-related fields, I’d recommend reviewing a few of our programs listed below, and reaching out to Morrisville’s Admissions Office for more information. Additionally, I would like to personally invite you to visit with me at the Copper Turret to see for yourself how we can connect you with our applied learning approach.
The Travel and Tourism: Hospitality Management A.A.S. degree program takes a global approach to exploring the many segments of the travel and tourism/hospitality industry. Students will have the advantage of small class sizes, superior technology and facilities and faculty with both academic and industry experience necessary to guide graduates on their future career and education paths.
The Culinary Arts Management program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and provides students with a culinary education that has depth and breadth as well as crucial work experience. The Culinary Arts Management program is designed to expose students to a broad range of career options to which they can add specificity through their work experience during and after completing the curriculum.
The Brewing Institute provides a brewing laboratory for the Food Technology program currently in development at SUNY Morrisville. The program focuses on an applied learning philosophy and a broad spectrum of knowledge of issues concerning beer production; from field to glass to waste-management and sustainability. In addition, home-brewing classes will be offered to the public to provide new home-brewers and experienced home-brewers alike with knowledge and skills to make better beer. Stay tuned for more information!