Kathleen King ‘79 Recalls her SUNY Cobleskill Start, Tate’s Bake Shop Acclaim

Kathleen King

You probably know the cookies to look at them – and almost certainly to taste them. The award-winning, multimillion-dollar chocolate chip cookie that Tate’s Bake Shop has perfected is the creation of Kathleen King, who founded Tate’s in 2000 before selling the business in 2018. With cookies available in supermarkets nationwide, and praise from the

Celebrating SUNY Cobleskill

student drizzles pesto as a finishing touch on a dish to serve guests

New Record Set at 2018 Culinary Extravaganza For the past seven years, SUNY Cobleskill’s Culinary Extravaganza has showcased the talents of Culinary Arts students and renowned chefs, while raising funds for the College. This year’s event was no exception; generous contributors helped exceed our previous record for money raised. Gifts totaling more than $30,000 are

Save the Date: SUNY Cobleskill’s 33rd Annual College Foundation Golf Tournament

Golf carts filled with participants for the Foundation Golf Tournament line up on the green.

Clear skies above Cobleskill Golf and Country Club were a welcome sight at the 2018 Annual College Foundation Golf Tournament, which raised more than $7,000 each for SUNY Cobleskill varsity athletics and the Business & Information Technology Department. The 2019 tournament will be held on Friday, June 7. The annual tournament enters its 33rd year in 2019, and remains the College’s major

Give Today, Ensure a Brighter Tomorrow

group of culinary students in front of their pastries

Did you know that you could make a tax-free gift directly from your IRA account? If you are age 70½ or older and are required to take minimum withdrawals, this may be a great way to make a gift to a qualified charity such as SUNY Cobleskill Foundation.   When you make a rollover directly

Coby’s Best Friend

Alum Mark Finney and Richard Ball, NYS Ag Commissioner stand in the SUNY Cobleskill booth at the county fair.

Best known for his tireless devotion and enthusiasm for all things SUNY Cobleskill, Mark Finney ‘84 was recently honored with the College’s 2018 Outstanding Alumnus Award. In her tribute to Finney, President Terenzio shared all of our sentiments, referring to Mark, as “Coby’s Best Friend.”   If you have had the pleasure of meeting Mark,

Cooking and Cruising with Spencer Schmerzler ‘13

Spencer Schmerzler in America's Test Kitchen

Spencer Schmerzler graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in 2013. In five and a half years, he has cruised the world – getting paid to do so. As a host of America’s Test Kitchen, aboard Holland America Line cruises, Schmerzler’s work has taken him from Croatia to the Caribbean. All the while he maintains his SUNY Cobleskill

On the Banks of the Podunk River, a Popcorn Prodigy

Dan Dzen

There may be other popcorn growers and processors in New England, though you will be hard-pressed to find a more philosophical one than Dan Dzen, SUNY Cobleskill class of 2017. The founder of Podunk Popcorn, Dzen operates his company in South Windsor, Connecticut, along the banks of the Podunk River. Beyond acquiring the technical skills

Finding Recipes for Success

Heather and Jon Franklin arrived in Schoharie County from New York City with a goal: to create the world’s first Manchego cheese made exclusively from goat’s milk. With the goats in place, the dream took the form of a hobby. After several years raising and milking goats, the duo decided to commercialize. In 2011, the