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Culinary Institute Resources: Home

This guide is designed to provide an overview of the culinary resources available through the Lewis Library and the NFCI Library. Resources include books, DVDs, web sources, and databases.

The Home Page

This LibGuide is for all culinary students at NFCI.

NFCI Library Hours:

Tuesday: 9 am -  1 pm 

Friday: 9 am - 2 pm

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Don't let this happen to you! Do your research at the library!

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Getting Started: the Language of Culinary Arts

Use the following terms and subject headings in our online catalog, in our databases, and in Google Scholar to conduct research on the many culinary arts fields of study. The call number ranges listed (G151-G156.5 for example) reflect the range of books on the shelves at the NFCI Library and are clickable links to the library's catalog/discovery search tool for online browsing of titles held at the NFCI and Sanborn campus libraries.  Happy searching and Bon Appetit!   

  • Tourism                                                                                      
  • Leisure Industry
  • Ecotourism

             G151 – G156.5 

  • Viticulture
  • Wine and wine making
  • Beer--analysis
  • Distilling Industries


  • Services alimentaires
  • Gastronomy
  • Food handling
  • Food contamination
  • Cooking
  • Cookbooks
  • Cookery 
  • Food habits


  • Baking
  • Pastry
  • Cake
  • Desserts
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Barbecuing​
  • Restaurant management
  • Restaurateurs
  • Hospitality industry
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)​​


Your Librarian

Dave Odum

NFCI contact: (716) 210-2536

Henrietta G. Lewis Library (Main Campus, Sanborn): (716) 614-6786


To keep you motivated...

"You don't go to school to become the best chef in the world right after you graduate.  School is always a starting point so what people forget is that you go to school to build a foundation, and you want to build a foundation that's not going to crumble."

--Roy Yamaguchi

Niagara County Community College. Henrietta G. Lewis Library. 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132 | 716-614-6786