Students

Culinary And Hospitality

Resources

The Reynolds Libraries

The Reynolds Libraries serve students on campus and online.

The library staff has created the Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Guide to facilitate your research and learning.  The guide lists selected books in our collections, subject keywords for searching our catalog and the call number ranges for browsing the shelves.  It also includes information on how to retrieve or search electronic books through NetLibrary.  Perhaps what you will find the most valuable is the list of databases that can help you locate research articles.  Guides to online search strategies are linked, as well as recommended web sites. 

Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Guide

The Library at the Downtown Campus is located in Room 231, and houses print media to support culinary arts, hospitality and tourism education.  In addition to a variety of professional textbooks, there are numerous general interest volumes on cuisine and cooking, and a variety of relevant periodicals.

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 Web Sites of Interest to Culinary Arts &  Hospitality Management Students

100 Top Cooking Sites - ranks, rates, and provides links to the top 100 Culinary/Cooking sites on the web

101 Cookbooks - recipes and cookbooks available online for personal use and professional reference

Albert Uster Imports -The best worldwide ingredients for the pastry kitchen.

American Egg Board

The American Lamb Board

American Dietetic Association-This is the premier organization for nutrition research and dietetic professionals.

The Art of Eating - site discussing food topics, like current trends, molecular gastronomy, ect

Baking 911-baking tips and recipes for all skill levels.

Breeds of Poultry

Bridge Kitchenware - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

Butcher & Packer

Carlisle FSP Equipment - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

Chantal Kitchen Specialty Supplies - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

Chef 2 Chef - posts job opportunities, ranks culinary college programs & posts scholarship opportunities

Chefs Catalog - Kitchen apparel – from chef coats, to pants, to entire uniforms

Cheese Information -a listing of several kinds of cheese.

Contemporary Kitchen Concepts - Odds and Ends items for décor in a business, including items like chargers, plateware, wall items, ect.

Cook & Eat - event planning site that provides tips for dazzling presentations

The Cook's Nook - for the professional and inquisitive home chefs, many items relatable on this site pertaining to Culinary- food, products, history, trivia, ect.

The Cook's Thesaurus -a cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools.

Epicurious  - for the professional and inquisitive home chefs, many items relatable on this site pertaining to Culinary- food, products, history, trivia, recipes and everything about food.

Escoffier On Line - Culinary Web Resources, Culinary Education and Scholarship Info and Culinary Career Center for the professional culinary community.

Exploratorium's Food Science - is a site focused on the why behind items in cooking; food science

FDA Bad Bug Book

Food Arts - site discussing food topics, like current trends, molecular gastronomy, videos, restaurant reviews and articles

Food Networkthe lifestyle website

Gastronomica - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

Hospitality Lawyer

International Cake Exploration Societé  (ICES) - Great source of creative ideas for classic and contemporary cakes.

Iowa Pork Producers

JB Prince -premier American seller of culinary tools, smallwares, equipment and books

Joy of Baking - recipes and tips for bakers.

My Plate (Former My Pyramid)

National Beef Council

National Pork Producers Council

North American Meat Processors Association

Oneida 'Wares - specialty plateware, flatware, glassware for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

Online Cooking - provides links, articles, and topics related to the Foodservice Industry, as well as for home use

Palate & Plate Supplies - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

Pastry Chef Central - Pastry supplies and ingredients

PFaltzgraff Supplies - specialty plateware, flatware, glassware for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

Poultry Science Association

Product Identification - site focuses on product identification and menu uses

Produce Packing Guidelines

Recipe Link - recipes and cookbooks available online for personal use and professional reference

Restaurant Depot - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice, as well as bulk food purchases; business information required and membership to make purchases

Restaurant Source - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

Retail Bakers Association - Useful info and newsletter

Sauce Magazine - Newspaper Magazine out of St. Louis, MO discussing hot topics and trends in Foodservice, as well as local restaurant reviews, local event promotions, ect.

Sid Wainer Supplies - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

Specialty Foods - site for locating and purchasing specialty foods

Smartbrief -This link will allow you to sign up Smartbrief, an industry email newsletter.  This is full of useful information about the restaurant industry.

Still Tasty - discusses ways to store food products for best use, when to buy, ect

Stonewall Kitchens - specialty online site for purchasing gourmet bottled items

Super Foods List - Articles and links, as well as lists  Culinary Super Foods for the body

Sur la Table - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice, unique bottled items; is the site for a local store in southside Richmond, VA

United States Department of Agriculture

USDA Food Safety Information Center- information to protect the safety of your guests.

Virginia Department of Health

Webstaurant Store - specialty supplies and equipment for Culinary Arts & Foodservice

What's Cooking in America

Wix - Free Website Builder

Zesco Restaurant Supply Company- Equipment and supplies for food service professionals

Resource Web Sites

American FactFinder from US Census Bureau - US Census Bureau database for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.

Books Online from Bartleby - Searchable database for full-text reference, verse, fiction, and nonfiction classics.

Butcher Block Co - provides specialty equipment for the culinary industry

Culinary Chef Salary - The site is based on research of the industry trends and compensation.

Chef Salary Calculator

Pastry Chef Salary - The site is based on research of the industry trends and compensation.

Electronic Book Resource Compendium - Extensive listing of text sites including arts, humanities, foreign languages, religion, social sciences, natural sciences and information technology.

FedStats - Statistics from over 100 US Federal agencies. Including national, state, county, and local statistical profiles.

FindArticles - Free access to millions of articles from thousands of top publications.

First Generation Students - provides information and resources for people who are trying to be the first in their families to go to college

Free Magazine Portal - Search engine for articles from online magazines. 

Glossarist - A database of content-specific dictionaries and glossaries.

Internet Public Library - over 18,000 titles, including online texts, serials, newspapers, and reference materials that can be browsed by subject, author, or by Dewey Decimal Classification.

Library of Congress Home Page - Searchable online database of holdings,   full-text legislative information, the National Digital Library, and more.

Hospitality Careers - provides information in the field of Hospitality

LibrarySpot - Links to digital libraries, searchable databases, reference materials and online periodicals.

OneLook Dictionaries - Search engine for words and phrases. More than 5 million words in more than 900 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook® search engine.

Project Gutenberg - Full-text copies of selected books.

Refdesk - Reference Desk for the online community.  An extensive collection of links to current web-based resources.

Statistical Abstracts of the US - Online version of the National Data Book published by the US Census Bureau.

Statistical Resources on the Web - Directory of links to statistical resources on the web, including agriculture, business & industry, cost of living, demographics, economics, energy, foreign economics, foreign trade, health, housing, labor, military, science, sociology, and weather.

Switchboard - Find persons or businesses using name, phone number, address, or postal code.

ZIP Code Lookup - US Postal Service site offering lookup engines for Zip+4 Codes and City/State/Zip Code associations.