Culinary Arts Resources


Culinary Books and Videos in the WWCC Main Campus Library

Culinary Institute of America DVD Collection

Food and Restaurant DVD/VHS Collection

Culinary/Food/Restaurant Book and Magazine List


Find Database Articles, Media, & More (* WWCC Identification number required for off campus access)

*CultureGrams Recipe Collection: Cultural profiles of over 170 countries plus information on each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The Recipe Collection includes five native recipes from each country listed in the database.

*Films on Demand: FOD Digital Education Video provides high-quality multimedia films for academic, vocational, and life-skills content.  Below are links to FOD videos specifically related to the culinary arts:

Culinary Arts Subject Listing

Series: Ever Wondered About Food?

Series: Ever Wondered About Food? 2

Series: Catering Skills

Series: The Food Service Industry

Series: Food Service Skills

Series: Kitchen and Food Safety

Series: Healthy Eating: A Guide to Nutrition (including Food Safety and Disease Prevention)

Series: Because Food Matters

Series: Feeding Frenzy: 21st-Century Food Trends

Starting a Catering Business: The StartUp Experience

Starting a Restaurant: The StartUp Experience


*Academic Search Premier: This is the largest collection of indexed full-text articles available through WWCC. The collection is interdisciplinary so be ready to find lots of articles on varying topics.

*ProQuest Research Library: Find scholarly research, trade publication, newspaper and magazine articles on a variety of topics. Many of the articles indexed in this database are full text.

*ABI Inform: This database includes trade and industry research with in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends and other topics.

*Health Source - Consumer Edition: Find health information that is written for people with no medical background including some nutrition information.


Selected Websites

TED: “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world” - TED has informative videos and much, much more!

CulinaryClips.tv: This is a streaming food network with videos on all sorts of cooking methods and more.


IPL Culinary Arts Search Results: Librarians and volunteers at the Internet Public Library ( IPL) created this collection of free web based resources.

Google Recipe View: Find recipes from across the web with focused and customized results using the Google Recipe View search engine.

The Cook’s Thesaurus: This is an online cooking encyclopedia that covers thousands of ingredients and kitchen tools with pictures, descriptions, synonyms, pronunciations, and suggested substitutions.

FoodSafety.gov: This site is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.

World Health Organization:  WHO food safety and zoonoses provides leadership in global efforts to lower the burden of diseases from food and animals.

American Culinary Federation: ACF is the culinary leader in offering educational resources, training, apprenticeship and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for all current and future chefs and pastry chefs.

World Association of Chefs Societies: WACS is a global network of chefs associations dedicated to maintaining and improving the culinary standards of global cuisines.

Restaurants & Industry: R&I will keep you informed and give you new menu ideas for your restaurant – from casual to fine dining – so that you're prepared for new customers and business growth.

epicurious.com: Find recipes, menus, articles, guides, videos, and much, much more on this site that is designed for people who love to eat.

epicurean.com: Find or exchange recipes, house specialties, menus, or beverages, or join the chefs forum on this site.


Assignment Guides

Class/Assignment Guides by Topic: Visit here for additional resources for assignments dealing with specific topics or themes.