The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) brings the best of both worlds to the table for students and visitors alike.
This 90,000 square foot mixed-use facility in a portion of the former Rainbow Mall offers our students the most unique of experiences. Students have access to 7 state of the art teaching kitchens featuring European island cooking suites … these are dedicated teaching kitchens for NCCC’s culinary and baking and pastry arts students. Special events within the building allow students interested in the hospitality field to gain a real-world understanding of what it takes to plan and execute events at a world-class facility. And, all students get real-life, hands-on experience in the hospitality industry.
At NFCI, students will learn the latest techniques from our premier faculty in Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality.
Visitors to NFCI can enjoy Savor, a student-run upscale dining restaurant with an in-kitchen chef’s table, open-hearth oven, and exhibition-style cooking; an ice sculpting lab; La Patisserie, a European style pastry café; and a Barnes and Noble culinary-themed store. Our intimate on-campus Statler Culinary Theatre serves a dual purpose for classroom learning and as a venue for visiting celebrity chefs. Stop by and let us tantalize your taste buds with a tour, a special event, or a hands-on class in Mise en Place, our Wegmans sponsored community education kitchen.
Whether you are thinking about becoming a student or planning a visit, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will give you the experience you’ve been craving.
Contact us today and we’ll help you develop a taste for the extraordinary!
NFCI is a division of Niagara County Community College (NCCC). For information about NCCC, please visit: niagaracc.suny.edu
Shadow Day at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Come gain hands-on experience at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute! Potential students will be immersed in a laboratory setting of their choice. Students will be able to connect with current students and faculty. Additionally, they will get to experience the life of a student at NFCI!
- Welcome and overview
- Lab shadowing experience
- Student services presentation; Q&A
(Shadowing experience can last anywhere from two hours to six hours depending on your availability. The traditional shadow day last 10:00am-2:00pm)