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CULA: Culinary Arts: Home

This guide will help you find information about cooking as a profession (including molecular gastronomy and food safety), and restaurant management.


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Area of Study




Program: Culinary Arts

Area of Study: Business & Professional Services

For more information about the degree options in this program, click here.

To find your Academic Advisor, click here or call the Advising office near you:

  • Bethlehem: 484-275-0787 
  • Monroe: 570-369-1871

Culinary Arts Resources

This Research Guide will direct you to specialized Library resources for studying Culinary Arts, including books, journals, online subscription databases, streaming videos, and websites.

Program Description

Culinary Arts graduates are trained for careers involving professional food preparation, including chef, line chef, banquet chef, executive chef, baker, pastry chef, and caterer. While students are being trained in all formal classical methods of cooking, they experience nearly 1,000 hours of hands-on practical application.

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It's easy to borrow books with LIBRARY to GO!

Good news!

Even though both NCC Libraries are open again, you can still borrow books and other materials remotely by using our Library to Go service. You can choose quick pickup on campus, or free delivery to your home.

Use Library to Go PLUS to request:

  • Access to materials that your instructor has put on electronic reserve in Blackboard;
  • Scanned pages from reference books like encyclopedias;
  • Scanned articles from print journals in the Library's Periodicals Tower.

Contact a Librarian

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Anne Bittner
Mack Library
Northampton Community College
College Center, 4th Floor
Subjects: Business, Paralegal

Prepared By

This Research Guide was updated on February 2, 2024 by Anne Bittner.