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Exploring Culinary Arts: Home

Here you will find how to retrieve information on the varied culinary world!


Master Chef Junior

Master Chef Junior USA  Episode 1.


Westchester Community College has a large and varied collection of materials related to culinary arts.  You will find our catalog through the library homepage

You will find books on the restaurant industry, the hospitality industry, nutritional information, trends in thinking about food,recipes from around the world and from the various regions of the United States.



College and Career Collection

You may be directed to this collection from the Book Catalog.  It has books on preparing for and detailed descriptions of various careers within the restaurint and hospitality industries.  You will find information on pursuing your education, getting financial help, etc.

Talking with my mouth full : my life as a professional eater by Gail Simmons

Circulating Collection TX649.S49 A3 2012

Gail Simmons is a judge on many of the Top Chef competition shows and on Iron Chef as well.

 Opportunities in culinary careers 

College & Career, 1st Floor TX911.3.V62 D66 2004

Occupational Outlook Handbook - all careers  - culinary careers

   Available also in book format in our College and Career collection on the main floor.

         College & career reference HD5724 .O26 2010 Library use only 

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Chef Factoids

  • January 7, 1896 – Fanny Farmer's first cookbook is published in which she standardized cooking measurements -- From the National Women's History Project, January 2014.
  • Julia Child and her husband, Paul, worked for the OSS -- Office of Strategic Services, the first CIA (NOT the Culinary Institute of America!)  See the book -- A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant  (on order)