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Culinary Arts

Learn the classical techniques of cooking needed to succeed in today's contemporary kitchens.

Enrolled students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of kitchen etiquette and professionalism.
  • Apply proper sanitation and safety techniques while demonstrating proper knife handling and care for equipment.
  • Apply purchasing principles to the operation of a food service operation.
  • Demonstrate new trends and classical principles in the production of quality plated entrées.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of culinary foundations.
  • Differentiate between the many types of classical saucier.

For students who seek careers in the hospitality industry, the College offers both a Certificate in Culinary Skills and an AAS in Culinary Arts. Our graduates are or have been employed as chefs, line cooks and supervisors/managers in establishments in Manhattan, Chicago, and Orlando, to name a few.

View our Accelerated Program.

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Every Course Matters.

  • Principles of Baking
  • Culinary Foundations
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Food Supervisory Management
  • Meat and Seafood Fabrication
  • Purchasing & Costing
  • Nutrition
  • Garde Manger
  • Saucier
  • American Cuisine
  • International Cuisine
  • Restaurant Experience I
  • Restaurant Experience II
  • Beverage Management
  • Front of the House Experience
  • Industry Experience

Faculty Spotlight

Scott Steiner, CCE, AAC

Chef Scott Steiner, Assistant Professor and Culinary Arts Program Coordinator at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) has been a faculty member at NFCI since the building opened in August 2012, and was instrumental in getting the culinary arts program accredited by the ACF. Having a passion for working with food at an early age, Chef Steiner knew that culinary arts were a perfect career option for him. In August 2019, Chef Steiner was awarded the American Culinary Federation (ACF) National Chef Educator of the Year Award at the ACF Conference in Orlando.

Scott Steiner

Scott Steiner

Program Contact

Scott Steiner
Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-210-2558
Location: NFCI-157
Division Office: 716-210-6456

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28 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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