On this page you will find many useful resources suitable for your course including physical Library stock, eBooks, eResources, websites and videos.

Finding Catering Resources

All books have a classification number on the spine. Here are some class marks to get you started. Click on the class marks below to find out what the Library has to offer for each topic. To request to borrow resources, please click here

Selected Catering eBooks

You can access Catering eBooks for free from home or college 24/7, which means no lugging heavy books around! Click on one of the eBooks below or visit our eBooks section to search for even more titles. You may need to log in via Shibboleth, or through your institution. Just select 'Northampton College' and log in using your student ID and password.

Read on VLe Books
Practical Cookery
Read on Ebook Central
Professional Patisserie
Read on VLe Books
Mich Turner's Cake School
Read on Issuu

Magazines and Journals

The Library subscribes to a number of course specific and general interest magazines, journals and newspapers across the centres. You may find the publications below useful for your course or subject area. You can also view our full collection of weekly and monthly publications here.

BBC Good Food

Catering eResources

Here is a list of commonly used resources. Click an image link to go to that website. Please note that these are external sites and Northampton College holds no responsibility over their content or availability.

BBC Good Food logoBBC Good Food: A vast collection of tried and tested recipes, complete with comments from those who have tried them.
British Nutrition Foundation logoBritish Nutrition Foundation: The latest about food and nutrition research, plus access to meetings, courses and jobs.
Cook SisterCook Sister: Recipes, travel tales and restaurant reviews written by a South African living in London.
Deliciously Ella logoDeliciously Ella: Entrepreneur Ella took an interest in healthy eating after her diagnosis with a life-changing nervous system disorder. Check out her recipes, reviews and advice.
Eater logoEater: Food, restaurant and tech reviews plus podcasts, videos and more. It is an American-based website, however, there is plenty of interesting content.
Foodable logoFoodable Network: All the latest news, trends, tech, chef advice and much more. All in the form of videos.
Food Heaven logoThe Food Heaven website publishes hundreds of recipes for all of your sweet baking and cake decorating needs!
Food Standards Agency logoFood Standards Agency; For the definitive guide to health and safety in the catering industry and advice on starting a catering business, look no further!
Love Food Hate Waste logoLove Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help us take action with articles showing easy practical everyday tips which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too.
Nicole Navigates logoNicole Navigates: Nicole is a 20-something food, travel and lifestyle blogger who is based in Northamptonshire.
Restaurant Den logoRestaurant Den: Initially a website aimed at helping restaurants set up websites, Restaurant Den has expanded to include a comprehensive blog.
Trip Advisor logoTrip Advisor: Full of honest reviews for nearly every restaurant and hotel imaginable.
The World's 50 Best Restaurants logoThe World's 50 Best: A website dedicated to finding and reviewing the 50 best restaurants in the world. View reviews and menus here.

Planet eStream Videos

Planet eStream is an amazing video-on-demand service that holds thousands of film, TV and radio resources for use with your studies. Click below to search  videos you may find useful for your course.

To log in:

  1. Go to Planet eStream
  2. Enter your College login details and password then click Log in

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Information and Study skills

The Library can offer support within any of the following areas. Click on any of the topics below to go to the Information and Study Skills Moodle page which includes Study Smart courses for each topic as well as activities, PowerPoint presentations and useful information leaflets.

The Library's Learning Facilitators are available to support you in developing your writing, computer, information and study skills. They are here to help you on your path to independent learning. If you need help with any of the areas listed above please talk to a Learning Facilitator.

Please note that access to Learning Facilitators this year is via appointment only. Please email with information on which areas or topics you would like help with. We will then arrange an appointment with you as soon as possible.

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