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Culinary Series

Fall Culinary SeriesJoin the chefs at NFCI to create new and amazing dishes in these hands-on classes. We'll also teach you kitchen tips that you will use every time you cook! After preparation, there will be time to enjoy the meal you have prepared. Non-alcohol beverages are included with these classes. Red or white wine selections will be available for purchase during class. Proper ID is required – must be 21 years of age.

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Summer 2015 Lunch Experience

Lunch Demo and Wine Pairing

Lunch Demo and Wine PairingLearn how our Chef prepares amazing gourmet cuisines that will delight your senses. Each entrée is created from local, seasonal New York State ingredients. You will be served a lunch-sized portion, and experience how it pairs with two different NYS wines. Wines will be selected by our Certified Sommelier.

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Artisan Pizza and Wine Pairing

Artisan Pizza and Wine PairingEnjoy a pizza of your own creation, including a fresh salad and 2 samplings of New York State Wine.

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Youth Programs

One-Day Youth Programs

One-Day Youth Programs Are your children always asking to “help” in the kitchen? Do they ask you how to cook? Let us help your child learn to become a whiz in the kitchen. Each session will begin with an introduction to the kitchen skills and cooking processes to be used in that class.

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You may register by clicking on the register now button and filling out the corresponding form. Registration is also available in person or by phone. For more information please call 716-210-2525 Monday - Friday between 9am-5pm.

Kids Summer Camps (age 8-12)

Kids Summer CampKids Culinary Creation Camp Sessions I and II, are Four days (T-F) of culinary fun, education, and creation for young inspiring Chefs who are 8-12 years old. Participants work directly with a Professional Chef and Assistant to produce fun and nutritious entrees for their own enjoyment, and desserts to take home. Daily activities include education in sanitation, nutrition, cooking and insights into the life of a Chef. Participants create entrees and desserts designed to inspire creativity and explore new flavors that will impact a lifetime of nutritious food enjoyment and habits. The class fee includes: Instruction, Lunch, apron, hat, knives for "in class" use, and a Niagara Falls Culinary Institute notebook. Please bring the Young Chefs to the Main Lobby each morning between 8:45 - 9:00 AM, and return for them between 2:45 and 3:00 PM.

Parents/Guardians must have an emergency number on file, and the child's medical record including all immunizations, allergies and/or special medical conditions.

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You may register by clicking on the register now button and filling out the corresponding form. Registration is also available in person or by phone. For more information please call 716-210-2525 Monday - Friday between 9am-5pm.

Teen Summer Camps (age 13-17)

Teen Summer Camp

Four days (T-F) of culinary education, creation, and exploration for inspiring Chefs 13-17 years old. Teens work directly with a Professional Chef and Assistant to produce classic and casual entrees for their own enjoyment, and desserts to take home. Daily activities include education in sanitation, history, nutrition, cooking techniques, and insights into a culinary career. Participants create progressively difficult entrees and desserts all with a focus on techniques that will enable a lifetime of good food habits and preparation. Participants are required to assist with kitchen cleanup. The class fee includes: Instruction, Lunch, take home desserts, apron, hat, knives for " in class" use, and a Niagara Falls Culinary Institute notebook.

Please bring your Aspiring Chefs to the Main Lobby each morning between 8:45 – 9:00 AM, and return for them between 2:45 - 3:00 PM. Parents/Guardians must notify NFCI if participants are allowed to leave without supervision. We must have an emergency number and medical record on file including immunizations, allergies and/or special medical conditions.

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You may register by clicking on the register now button and filling out the corresponding form. Registration is also available in person or by phone. For more information please call 716-210-2525 Monday - Friday between 9am-5pm.

Group Tours / Private Classes

Group Tours

Group ToursThe Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is proud to offer guided tours of our state-of-the art facilities, culinary demonstrations with tastings, and various meal options to groups. School groups should contact Josephine Brevetti-Runkle at 716-210-2538 or via email at jbrevetti-runkle@niagaracc.suny.edu

Private groups can view our informational packet or call 716-210-2525.

Private Classes

Private ClassesThe Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is proud to offer private cooking, baking, wine classes and demonstrations at our state-of-the-art facilities.

Please view our informational packet or call 716-210-2525.

Kids & Teen Classes

Kids &amp Teen ClassesThe Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is proud to offer private cooking classes for kids at our state-of-the-art facilities. These private classes are ideal for Birthday Parties, Girl Scout Cooking Badges, or just to provide your group with a unique cooking experience.

Please view our informational packet or call 716-210-2525.

Event Inquiry Form

After reviewing our informational packets above, please fill out our Event Inquiry Form if you are interested in booking an event with us. You will be contacted by our staff to discuss further details of your event.

Booking Policies

  • Class fees can be paid by phone using a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) or in person with cash or a Niagara Falls Culinary Institute gift card.
  • Registration for classes closes one week prior to class date.
  • Class registration can be made by phone between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday – Friday, by calling 716-210-2525. Payment by credit card is due at the time the phone reservation is placed. A receipt of payment will be emailed once the payment is processed.
  • Reservations can be made beginning 60 days in advance of the class.
  • Refunds will not be given for cancellations less than one week in advance of the class. In the event of illness or incapacitation, exceptions to the refund policy made by made only if accompanied by a written doctor's recommendation.) Cancellations outside of one week in advance of the class will be given a full refund. Please note that decisions to run classes are based on enrollment numbers. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.
  • Classes cancelled due to low enrollment, inclement weather or any circumstance beyond the individual’s control will be refunded completely in the form of payment originally made. Listen to major news outlets on the radio or TV for class cancellations in times of bad weather.
  • The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute reserves the right to change any menu or instructor, or to cancel any class at their discretion.
  • Classes are offered from ages 16 and up.
  • Alcoholic beverages may be made available for consumption in some classes. Class participants will be asked to present valid ID to prove they are of legal New York State drinking age and will be held responsible for limiting their consumption of alcohol to safe amounts.
  • A valid driver’s license or photo ID along with a copy of your receipt is required for checking in to class.

Participation Guidelines

  • For kitchen safety and sanitation reasons, participants should wear long pants, a shirt with non-flowing sleeves and flat, closed-toe shoes. Class participants will be working with knives and around hot stoves/ovens, therefore, tank tops and flip flops are not recommended. Long hair should be tied back.
  • We will provide you with an apron to wear during the class.
  • Allergy and dietary restrictions: Facilities may contain dairy, eggs, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans which account for most known allergens. Be aware that cross contamination may occur among food products and we cannot guarantee that our food will be safe for customers with food allergies.

Hotel Packages

The GiacomoThe Giacomo luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Niagara Falls. Exemplary service, unparalleled luxury, all within walking distance of Niagara Falls. For information about Giacomo Gastronomes Unite package please visit:

https://thegiacomo.com/packages/the-giacomo-niagara-falls-culinary-institute-experience/

The Barton Hill Hotel & SpaAt The Barton Hill Hotel & Spa guests will find luxurious accommodations and exceptional personal service at a great value. All of the elegantly appointed rooms and suites are decorated with an historic flair to reflect the heritage of the area, and each offers fireplace, beautiful views of the Gorge, and the most contemporary amenities. Barton Hill is set at the foot of the Niagara Gorge, just a few minutes away from Niagara Falls. For information about the "EAT.... STAY... LOVE... " package please visit: http://www.bartonhillhotel.com/packages.htm

 
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