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Chef Sue Hatalsky  

Sue Hatalsky has a culinary career that spans almost forty years and is extremely broad based. She is an American Culinary Federation Certified Executive Chef and a Certified Culinary Educator. Sue received her Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Oneonta in Technical Education and her Associate in Applied Science Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Schenectady County Community College. She has also studied at the Notter School in Orlando, Florida, the CIA in Hyde Park, NY and the French Pastry School in Chicago.

From 1972 to 1989 she owned and operated Joyce’s Log Cabin restaurant in Mechanicville. In 1994 Sue accepted her first teaching position at SUNY Cobleskill where she remained for 3 years. She then moved on to SCCC where she is a full time professor. Initially hired as a "rounds-person" she has taught Food Preparation, Quantitative Foods, Dining Room management, and Menu Planning & Food Administration. Sue now focuses her teaching on a wide variety of bread and pastry classes. She played a significant role in the creation and recent opening of Pane e Dolci; SCCC’s student operated bakery shop.

Although recently retired, she was the president of Blue Moon Catering, Inc, a successful seasonal catering company in the Saratoga Springs area. Fasig-Tipton of Lexington Kentucky had been her primary client and had kept her busy for almost 20 years. Although seasonal, Blue Moon was a full service catering company overseeing weddings, cocktail receptions, and special events for Saratoga’s special summer guests.

The summer of 2009 and 2010 found Sue working, learning, and enjoying an extensive internship on her daughter Aaren’s organic farm in Greenfield NY. Wing Road Farm has instilled in her an amazing respect for farmers, local agriculture, sustainability and land stewardship. Find out more about Wing Road Farm by going to WingRoadFarm.org

In addition to teaching her full schedule at SCCC, Sue also teaches non-credit classes at the college as well as a variety of private cooking and baking classes at home, including artisan bread baking in her wood fired oven. Sue is delighted to join the teaching staff at Spoon & Whisk.

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