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Student Resources

Student Resources

Student resources are available to all students. These resources include: 

Student Help Line 

Call (713) 692-0551

Student Help Line

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.

Information Technology
GALE learning logo

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.

Student Counseling Service

211 Texas


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

Student Assistance

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

Veterans Affair
Extended Stay Hotels

Extended Stay Hotels

CIL has secured a partnership with both the SpringHill Suites by Marriott and WoodSpring Suites.  Each offering varies in discounted cost and amenities included. This partnership is only to secure a discount plan for our students, staff & faculty guests. All reservations and arrangements are made by your affiliation with CIL (Culinary Institute Lenotre).

Both are hotels are located close to our campus, and we hope this provides a service that helps our students solve their extended stay or intermediate housing needs.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Alina Erb- Sales Manager

Houston I-45 North


General Information and amenities


  • Guest Laundry Facility

  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel

  • Complimentary Parking

  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet

  • Business Center with copy and fax

  • Outdoor pool

  • Nightly Security Monday-Saturday

  • In-Room Safe, Microwave, Mini-Fridge, & Keurig Coffee Makers

  • 48” Samsung LED TV with 150 channels


Students/ guests can:

  1. Book online: Instructions below: 

  1. How to book (See Instructions below)

  1. Call the Spring Hills Suites directly


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WoodSpring Suites an Extended stay Hotel

Houston I-45/Airtex

Joey Barrett General Manager


  • Students can call the hotel directly

  • 15 – 20-minute drive from the Culinary Institute Lenotre

  • Fully equipped kitchens include full-size refrigerators, two-burner stoves, and microwaves.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Complimentary Parking

  • On-site laundry facility (coin-operated)

  • Pet friendly (pet fees apply)

  • Several locations have complimentary fitness centers.

  • Low daily, weekly, and monthly rates (See Below)

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Emergency Preparedness Plan

An Emergency Preparedness Plan is a comprehensive and organized strategy developed by individuals, families, organizations, or communities to effectively respond to and mitigate the impact of various emergencies or disasters. It outlines specific steps, procedures, and resources needed to ensure the safety and well-being of people, property, and assets in the face of unforeseen events such as natural disasters, accidents, pandemics, or other crisis situations. The plan typically includes protocols for communication, evacuation, medical assistance, resource allocation, and coordination with relevant authorities. The ultimate goal of an Emergency Preparedness Plan is to minimize risk, enhance resilience, and expedite recovery efforts in order to navigate through emergencies with a higher level of readiness and effectiveness.

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