Hospitality is more than making sure that your guests have comfortable chairs and full coffee mugs—in fact, there’s an entire industry devoted to hospitality services. Paired with culinary arts, the hospitality industry is an important part of establishing the personality of any given region. If you’re studying these subjects at San Francisco’s City College, you have a very special collection to help you: the Alice Statler Library.
Established by the Hotel and Restaurant Foundation in 1964, the Alice Statler Library fields questions from all over the United States, and provides curriculum support to the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies department. With more than ten thousand books and a vast collection of menus dating back to the 1920s, students and chefs alike can find wisdom and inspiration specific to their industry.
One of the special features of the Alice Statler Library is the computer lab. Situated in a soundproof room, the lab boasts twenty-four computers programmed with the most up-to-date software for menu design, nutritional analysis, and other essentials.
While the library is naturally most helpful to students, it is, unlike most hospitality libraries, open to the public. Whether you’re considering opening a theme restaurant, or just looking for a new way to fold napkins for your Thanksgiving dinner, the Alice Statler Library can help. Drop by in person or online to see why it’s considered “the finest hospitality library west of the Rockies!”