Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
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 seven 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. 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.