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Culinary Arts - East Chicago: Overview

About Hospitality Administration

Culinary Club President 

Culinary Arts Program Information
The Hospitality Administration program provides the skills to be successful in the hospitality industry which is the largest private sector employer in the United States. Those in the program will be receiving hands on training in world class facilities that mirror the professional industry. Students thrive in engaging labs and experiential learning, including customer service skills.

The instruction is modeled after the best practices and principles of some of the most well-known hospitality colleges in America. Our program is a great opportunity to gain industry relevant certifications that strengthen your employment portfolio.

The goal of the program is to offer affordable, quality and flexible educational services that will strengthen Indiana’s economy. It enhances cultural development with courses, certifications, and degree options in: Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry Arts, and Hospitality Management with areas of emphasis in Restaurant Management, Hotel Management, Event Management, and Beverage Management.

Hospitality Administration Program Chair
Chef Elida Abeyta
East Chicago Campus

Getting Started

If you want to do some research in culinary arts, you're in the right place!  See Guide to Beginning the Research Process for help getting started.

Important Library Links on the left are basic Library tools that can be used for any field of study. 

Under the Print/Video Resources tab above, find lists of hard-copy books and journals as well as many videos available in the Library.

Under the Online Resources tab, find online Library resources such as journal articles and online books and reference sources that are specific to culinary arts.  Off-campus access to Library resources requires a Campus Connect username and password. View Guide to Accessing Library Resources.

Under the Streaming Videos tab, find links to videos that will stream directly to a computer.  Under the Websites tab, find links to reputable sites.  And finally, for help with your MLA or APA citations, click the MLA/APA Citing & Style tab.

If you Have a Question, the Library's contact information is in the right-hand column. 


Culinary Program - Library Topic Hunt Worksheet. 
This is an additional way to practice using some of the basic resources available in the Library and through our online resources. This worksheet can help familiarize yourself or your students better with the library. 

Important Library Links

• IvyCat 
Search for material from
all 23 Ivy Tech Libraries

• WorldCat
Search for and request material from
Libraries around the state and the

• Publication Finder
Search for eJournals by title, ISSN,
or subject

• NoodleTools 
Use NoodleTools to create your
works cited or references page

• Online Resources 
The full list of online subscription
resources listed A through Z. 

• IvyTilt 
Six interactive modules introduce
you to the research process

Have a Question?

Jataras Goodew -Culinary Arts Major
1st Year Culinary Arts Student

Have a Library Related Question? 

  • Contact us by Phone 
    219-392-3600 extension 3276
  • Visit us in person 
    Ivy Tech Community College - East Chicago Campus
    410 E. Columbus Drive
    East Chicago, Indiana 46312
    (library is located on the 2nd floor of the building)
  • Visit us on our website
    Ivy Tech Community College Library - East Chicago


Helpful Subject and Keywords for Searching

Use IvyCat to do a subject search for additional topics such as:

  • Food Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Food Service
  • Napkin Folding
  • Cake Decorating
  • Garnishes
  • Table Settings
  • Restaurants
  • Careers
  • And more!

If we do not have the item you need, we can always try to borrow it from another library for you through inter-library loan.  Material from other Ivy Tech campuses usually arrive in about a week.  Items from other libraries may take a little longer. Talk to the library staff for more information about this special service. 

Special Thank you!

A special thank you to Susan L. Catt, Librarian at Ivy Tech Bloomington for allowing us to model the Culinary Arts LibGuide after her wonderful guide she created for the students down in Bloomington.  If you would like to view her guide, please click the link provided. 

Culinary Arts - Ivy Tech - Bloomington