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Tapas Essentials

The “small plates” trend currently in vogue in so many New York City hot spots has its deep roots in the lively taverns of Spain, where tapas are enjoyed with wine and friends. Bring this social and savory style of eating to your own table. After this course, you’ll have the know-how to assemble impromptu cocktail “bites” or combine several dishes into a delectable, eclectic meal. Either way, these small plates are a great way to bring big flavors, friends and family together.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

You’ll prepare soup, vegetable, meat and seafood recipes for such tapas favorites as tortilla española (potato omelet) and almendras fritas (savory sautéed almonds). You’ll polish your culinary skills and acquire a few cooking methods traditional to the Spanish kitchen, using the cazuela (earthenware casserole) and plancha (griddle) to conjure authentic dishes.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies

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CLASS SCHEDULES

03/30/2017

03/31/2017 – $695
Thurs & Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

10/12/2017

10/13/2017 – $695
Thurs & Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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Olive Oil Sommelier Certification: Course Three

Level 3 of the Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Course hones in on sensory assessment skills through instructional tasting exercises and selective trials to identify the presence and degree of defects and quality characteristics. Day 2 will be reserved for proficiency testing and the conferring of certificates of completion. This 2-day course marks the completion of the Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Courses. Those who complete all three levels and meet proficiency benchmarks will receive their Olive Oil Sommelier Certificate in the mail after the course concludes.

Executive Director, Olive Oil Sommelier Certification program: Curtis Cord, publisher of Olive Oil Times and president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Sensory assessment
  • Tasting exercises
  • Ability to detect presence and degree of defects and quality characteristics
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • Certified cobalt tasting glass
  • Certificate of completion at course end

Note:

Note: Olive Oil Sommelier Certification is a 3-course comprehensive, certification series. As a pre-requisite, successful completion of Course 1 and Course 2 is required prior to attending this course.

About Olive Oil Times Education Lab:

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab supports projects that foster a greater understanding of olive oil through collaborative initiatives with partner organizations. Olive Oil Times is an independent online publication, and the leading source of olive oil industry news and information.

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CLASS SCHEDULES

02/09/2017

02/10/2017 – $800
Thur & Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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Olive Oil Sommelier Certification: Course Two

Level 2 of the Olive Oil Sommelier Certification Course will look closely at olive oil production processes and how they affect specific sensory characteristics. In this 2-day course, we’ll dive deeper into olive oil chemistry, testing methods, quality standards and supply chain considerations, while exploring the world of olive cultivars. With an emphasis on advanced sensory assessment techniques, you’ll sample oils from 20+ countries through interactive tasting sessions to develop sensory memory and examine olive oil defects & quality characteristics.

Executive Director, Olive Oil Sommelier Certification program: Curtis Cord, publisher of Olive Oil Times and president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Production and processing
  • Sensory assessment
  • Olive oil chemistry
  • Testing methods
  • Grades and standards
  • Supply chains
  • Advanced sensory assessment techniques
  • Olive cultivars
  • Olive oil defects and quality characteristics
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • Certified cobalt tasting glass
  • Certificate of completion at course end

Note: Olive Oil Sommelier Certification is a 3-course comprehensive, certification series. As a pre-requisite, successful completion of Course 1 is required prior to attending this course.

About Olive Oil Times Education Lab:

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab supports projects that foster a greater understanding of olive oil through collaborative initiatives with partner organizations. Olive Oil Times is an independent online publication, and the leading source of olive oil industry news and information.

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CLASS SCHEDULES

02/07/2017

02/08/2017 – $800
Tue & Wed 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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Culinary Technology Intensive

Learn to use the innovative techniques your favorite chefs are using and bring your skills to the cutting edge of technology! In this 5-day hands-on class, taught by the same expert instructors who train our professional students, you’ll gain knowledge of specific equipment, ingredients, techniques and theory related to culinary technology. By the end of the course, you’ll become comfortable incorporating alternative ingredients, executing cooking methods, plating dishes and more!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Techniques/Concepts:

  • Hydrocolloids
  • Sous vide cooking (times, temperatures and textures)
  • HACCP
  • Low temperature cooking
  • Vacuum sealing
  • Using a smoking gun
  • Spherification
  • Flash infusing
  • Making powders
  • Liquid nitrogen
  • Dehydrating
  • Pressure cooking
  • Degustation
  • Recipes
  • Cocktail creation

Equipment used:

  • Pressure cookers
  • Immersion circulators
  • Siphons
  • iSi Canisters
  • Sous vide machines
  • Dehydrators
  • Vacuum chambers
  • Smoking guns
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students
CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
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Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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Up Your Game: Advanced Chef Training Intensive

The culinary industry is constantly changing. To stay competitive, you have to stay current. That’s why ICC, a global leader in education for more than 30 years, has created a three-day program—with an option to trail for a night in a highly rated NYC restaurant*—expressly for professionals who want to gain an edge in the marketplace.

Taught by veteran chef-instructors at ICC’s flagship NYC location, this course offers advanced instruction in two relevant areas: modern ingredients and technology and classic pastry techniques for contemporary plated desserts. Whether you are considering a new venture, updating your menu or you simply want to up your game, our hands-on intensive will take you to the next level.

Day One:

Students will make a forcemeat that will be used in making a duck galantine.  Our chef-instructors will introduce you to the world of modern culinary technology (for example, cooking the forcemeat using an immersion circulator to achieve optimal cooking temperature), and  cover equipment and principles such as sous vide,  iSi canisters, smoking guns and HACCP for Safety.

Next, students will shape and combine proteins together using transglutaminase (meat glue), and then, after butchering a chicken, use that knowledge to re-configure and create a modern example of a roasted chicken.

Day Two:

Students will bring a classic recipe, such as roasted beets and goat cheese salad, into the 21st century by employing a variety of hydrocolloids and modern techniques.  They will use equipment (such as siphons) to bring enhanced flavor and color to vegetables.  Students will take what they’ve made and complete the chicken dish from day one, using modern plating techniques. The day concludes with a demo and tasting of a modern cocktail, using a centrifuge to clarify the juice, sous vide to infuse flavor.

Day Three:

On the final day, you’ll perfect techniques such as folding, piping, saucing and single-spoon quenelle shaping. You will create various garnishes, learn how to prepare sorbets in a batch freezer—utilizing proper sanitation—and create seasonal desserts. Chef-instructors will cover the components and development of modern plated desserts with a focus on texture development and flavor pairing.

Trail:

*Students in our advanced chef training program are eligible to participate in a one-night trail, arranged by ICC, at one of New York City’s highly regarded restaurants. If you are interested, please email the Admission Department (apply@culinarycenter.com) to request your trail by January 5, and select a date between January 12 and January 18. Trails cannot be rescheduled and trails requested after January 5 are not guaranteed.

Tuition and Prerequisites:
  • Supplies
  • NOTE: One year of experience in a professional culinary environment (for example, a professional kitchen), or degree from a career culinary program; knowledge of basic knife skills and techniques required.

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CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
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Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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Culinary Technology for Professional Development

Bring your skills to the cutting edge of technology with this innovative course. Experienced chef-instructors will cover use of gelling agents (hydrocolloids), spherification, liquid nitrogen, compression, pressure cooking, quick infusion, texture modification, how to cook “under vacuum” (sous-vide) and low-temperature cooking; in addition, students learn how to intensify the flavor and visual appeal of foods using foams and airs. Also covered are equipment identification and use, along with tips/techniques on avant-garde presentations.

RECIPES INCLUDE
  • Jamon Consomme
  • Fish Paper
  • Flash Smoked Seafood
  • Sous Vide Crème Anglaise
  • Fruit Caviar

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PRE-REQUISITE

*One year of experience in a professional culinary environment (for example, a professional kitchen), or degree from a career culinary program; knowledge of basic knife skills and techniques required.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • High precision scale
  • Food grade tubing
  • Caviar syringes
  • Caviar strainer
CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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Charcuterie & Pâtés

Imagine setting out beautifully arranged plates of pâtés, saucisson and prosciutto —all made at home in your very own kitchen. At ICC, you can learn elements of the craft of the charcutier, a trade that has been around for centuries. Getting a taste of life as a charcutier doesn’t have to take a big bite out of your schedule, however; by simply following our trademark Total ImmersionSM training method, you’ll be amazed by how much you’ll gain in just 15 class hours. Don your own set chef’s whites, enter our professional kitchens and listen as chef-instructors share the techniques, tips and trade secrets that took them years to learn.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

You’ll walk away with hands-on knowledge to make fresh-cured bacon, prosciutto, fresh and dry-cured sausages, pâtés, pork rillettes and duck and ham confit. Among the subjects discussed will be the traditions of charcuterie; an overview of pig anatomy and butchery; methods used to salt, smoke and cure meats; and techniques of working with seasonings, casings and more.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students (weekdays)

Purchase a gift certificate

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CLASS SCHEDULES

06/28/2017

06/30/2017 – $820
Wed-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

11/06/2017

11/08/2017 – $820
Mon-Wed 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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Knife Skills, Deboning & Filleting

From taillage to chiffonade, quartering a chicken to cooking in parchment, filleting a fish to sauce-making, get a hands-on primer on more than a dozen fundamental knife and cooking skills.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Sharpen your knives—and your skills—with this three-session class designed to give you greater consistency, confidence and precision in the kitchen. Understanding the correct way of holding and using a knife, you’ll start with basic vegetable cuts, progressing to julienne, chiffonade and other advanced skills, including learning how to break down and quarter whole chickens and fillet whole fish. Blanching, roasting and sautéing, emulsions and making sauces all promise to be game-changers in your kitchen long after the class ends.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies

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CLASS SCHEDULES

03/13/2017

03/17/2017 – $625
Mon, Wed, & Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

08/28/2017

08/30/2017 – $625
Mon-Wed 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

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Olive Oil Sommelier Certification: Course One

In this first level, 3-day course, we will examine the history and cultivation of the olive tree and delve into harvest and the methods used in olive oil production. We will taste samples from around the world and learn to recognize olive oil defects and sensory attributes.

Executive Director, Olive Oil Sommelier Certification program: Curtis Cord, publisher of Olive Oil Times and president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Olive tree history, cultivation and harvesting
  • Production and processing
  • Grades and standards
  • Sensory assessment
  • Introduction to olive oil chemistry
  • Olive cultivars
  • Olive oil defects and positive attributes
  • Shelf-life and quality management
  • Advanced tasting techniques and food pairing
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • Certified cobalt tasting glass
  • Certificate of completion at course end

Note: Olive Oil Sommelier Certification is a 3-course comprehensive, certification series. At this time, only Course One is being offered. Please check back for advanced level course scheduling.

About Olive Oil Times Education Lab:

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab supports projects that foster a greater understanding of olive oil through collaborative initiatives with partner organizations. Olive Oil Times is an independent online publication, and the leading source of olive oil industry news and information.

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CLASS SCHEDULES

02/04/2017

02/06/2017 – $1,195
Sat-Mon 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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Essentials of Japanese Cuisine

Geared toward those with a passion for Japanese cooking and culture, this course instills a newfound appreciation for Japanese cuisine among kitchen beginners and experienced cooks alike.

Japanese cuisine may look simple, but the dishes are known for their precision in preparation and presentation, and many Japanese cooking techniques require a deft hand to do well. Expert instructor Hiroko Shimbo—along with a few special guests—will make this technique-driven cuisine approachable and fun for anyone.

Come learn the kitchen skills and the philosophy behind Japanese cooking in this 25-hour intensive course that serves up the know-how to make an array of delicious, seasonally driven dishes. Get acquainted with Japanese ingredients and flavors and discover how to use traditional water and fire cooking techniques (blanching, steaming, braising) to prepare tasty and extremely healthy meals.

You will leave knowing your kombu dashi from your kaeshi, how to cook with seaweeds and rice, how to prepare your own sushi, sashimi, tempura, udon and more.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Hiroko Shimbo is a chef-consultant for restaurants and food companies, trained sushi chef, cookbook author, writer, blogger and instructor based in New York City. She is considered an authority on Japanese cuisine worldwide. Through her company, Hiroko’s Kitchen, she has also developed recipes for PF Chang’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and University dining companies.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Books and supplies

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CLASS SCHEDULE

08/21/2017

08/25/2017 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm