Student Resources

Student Help Line 

Call (713) 358-5079

Publications on culinary arts, small business, etc.

Culinary Institute Lenotre subscribes to the GALE Database Service provided by Cengage Learning. GALE provides access to many commercial publications that are not available on the “free” Internet. They include materials on culinary arts, small business, hospitality, tourism, marketing, etc.  These articles are available to you for free.

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Use GALE search here! 


The search interface is easy to use and intuitive. Articles can be printed or downloaded. Additionally, highlighting and bibliographic tools are available.GALE is accessible both on campus and remotely. If you are using a school computer, you should not need a password; however, if you are signing on remotely, you will be asked to provide the password.


If you have questions or encounter any problems, please contact Connie Pine,


Whether you’re a CIL student or an Alumni, get involved in the CIL student life!
There is always an opportunity for you to network with renowned chefs, get a great hands-on experience to put on your resume, and on top of that, get extra-credit!



  1. Register as volunteer

  2. Volunteer

    • Network and enjoy this outstanding hands-on experience!

  3. Extra Credit Form

    • Download the form here

    • Fill the part that concerns you

    • Submit it to your chef instructor

    • Once approved and signed, return it to Academics to receive extra credit



The extra credit form is to be used by any student that is going to participate in an event (outside of Chef’s Club) that merits extra credit. This is for the times volunteers are needed for certain school-related events and CIL would like its students to participate in them. It is up to the instructor’s discretion whether or not to approve the student’s extra credit opportunity if the student has attendance issues, is disruptive in class, or any other valid reason to which they feel the student should not get additional points added to their grade. If the participation is not approved, the student will not get the extra credit points. Academics will honor the Chef decision but will require a valid excuse to do so.


Become a better you.
You don’t have to handle everything on your own.

Let’s be real: life can be tough. When your responsibilities start to feel overwhelming and it’s hard to make it through the day with a smile on your face, it’s important to reach out for help. You can lean on your free and confidential WellConnect well-being program for support.

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SNAP Food Benefits

Helps families buy food for good health.

TANF Cash Help

Helps families with children age 18 and younger pay for basic needs.

Health Care

Helps cover visits to doctors, dentists, and hospitals. Also covers medicines ordered by doctors and dentists.


Support Services

Helps people with daily living needs, caregivers, and people with mental health, drug or alcohol issues.

WIC Food Benefits

Helps pregnant, breastfeeding women and families with children younger than 5 buy healthy foods.


2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) across the state. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1, or (877) 541-7905, and find information about resources in your local community. Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know.

Texas Health and human Resources 211 PDF

U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

2002 Holcombe Blvd

(713) 791-1414  (800) 553-2278

Telephone Care:


Telecare Center
24 hours a day / 7 days a week


Veterans Crisis Line
24 hours a day / 7 days a week


Homeless Veterans Hotline
24 hours a day / 7 days a week


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PDF