About NFCI

Welcome to NFCI

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, tourism, event planning and restaurant management fields 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 of techniques from our premier faculty in Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Gaming & Casino Management, Hospitality, Restaurant Management, Tourism Management and Event Planning and Winery Operations.

Visitors to NFCI can enjoy Savor, a student run fine dining restaurant with an in-kitchen chef’s table, open hearth oven and exhibition style cooking; an ice sculpting lab, The Wine Boutique, featuring some of New York State's finest selections; La Patisserie, a European style pastry café; Old Falls Street Deli, a New York style deli; and a Barnes and Noble culinary themed store. Our intimate on campus Cannon 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!

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