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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Join Danny Mena, chef-owner of the celebrated Hecho en Dumbo in NYC, for a flavorful introduction to Mexican cooking. He’ll explore classics such as Yucatecan-Style Chicken, Pescado a la Veracruzana, and Salsa Casera. Chef Mena will also create a cocktail with what he calls “the earthiest of Mexican spirits,” Mezcal, a perfect complement to the cuisine.

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ABOUT CHEF DANNY MENA

A 2006 graduate of ICC, Danny is known for using the finest ingredients to recreate the traditional and contemporary dishes from his hometown of Mexico City. He has earned accolades in Vanity Fair, LA Times, New York Times and Rolling Stone.

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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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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No country is more widely recognized for its contributions to wine, or for a culture so intrinsically tied to the sublime juice.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Over 9 Tuesday evening classes, you will learn in detail about 11 major French winemaking regions and their unique sub-regions. From winemaking laws, styles, producers, history and geography, our Master Sommelier instructors give you an in-depth education on what many consider the most revered wine-producing country in the world.

Taste 8 wines during each class–72 wines over the entire course–valued at approximately $2,500. Sip your way across the countryside with bubbly, palate-cleansing Champagne, to the gravelly left-bank of Bordeaux, to lesser-known, but equally delicious wines from the rustic Southwest.

Created to deliver the equivalent education of the Wines of France unit in our Intensive Sommelier Training program, Wines of France at Google brings ICC’s Total Immersion wine education to you for a fraction of the price (approx. $700 in savings).

SYLLABUS

September 27: AOC Law and Alsace
October 4: Loire Valley
October 11: White Burgundy
October 18: Red Burgundy
October 25: Southern Burgundy, Jura, Savoie
November 1: Rhône and Provence
November 8: Bordeaux
November 15: Southwest
November 29: Champagne

Each class includes theory and guided tastings of the topics and/or regions covered. Stemware will be provided.

This class is only open to Googlers, Alphabeters, TVCs, and properly badged and escorted guests.

No food included.

Please note that this class is an amateur level course and is not intended to prepare you for any sommelier certifications. If you are interested in pursuing a career in wine, check out the Intensive Sommelier Training program at the International Culinary Center.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ICC’s Associate Wine Director, Rachel Lintott: rlintott@culinarycenter.com or 408-370-5578

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CLASS SCHEDULES
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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 866.318.2433. 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.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Oct 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


10/10/2016 -

10/10/2016 – $150
Mon 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


10/17/2016 -

12/02/2016 – $5,750
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Nov 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


11/18/2016 -

11/18/2016 – $150
Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ALL AMATEUR CLASSES
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Recreating life in food requires great carving and sculpting skills. Learn the art of modeling figurines to make your next food fantasy come to life.

The art is in the details, and every cake decorator needs a supply of decorative techniques to bring their creation to life. Learn how to bring 3-dimensional elements of real life to your design. With instruction from world-class cake specialists, this 3-day class will give you the confidence to mold, sculpt, and color an assortment of figures and objects that will amaze!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • To make modeling chocolate and sugar gum paste
  • Create fruit shapes, humans, animals and inanimate objects through rolled fondant, sugar gum paste, modeling chocolate and marzipan.
  • To make and apply rice cereal treats
  • Coloring with airbrushing and luster dusts
  • Create a “fantasy” scene with figurines using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students
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CLASS SCHEDULES

12/06/2016

12/10/2016 – $495
Tue, Thur, Sat* 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
*Saturday classes from 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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Practice makes perfect! Advance your piping techniques in our 3-day course.

Creating a cake masterpiece is no easy feat! Every cake artist knows that piping is the definitive decorating expression. In this 3-day, hands-on cake decorating course, you’ll gain valuable hands-on training to advance your piping technique from some of New York City’s best cake designers.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • To make royal icing and American buttercream
  • To construct and use paper cornets
  • Piping exercises including basketweave, brush embroidery, filigree, flooding, and lace
  • To create buttercream flowers and leaves
  • Decorate a 6″ dummy cake using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students
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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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Continue to expand your catalog in the next level of Sugar Paste Flowers.

Practice makes perfect, and mastering the intricate art of Sugar Paste Flowers requires a lot of patience and application. Up-your-flower-game in this 3-day, hands-on class, and add more techniques to your repertory by crafting delicate life-like exotic flowers with instruction from expert cake specialists.

Plus, learn to construct a pressed sugar vase to hold your arranged, hand-crafted sugar paste flowers.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • To make sugar gum paste, royal icing and pressed sugar
  • Create life-like flowers, from centers to petals and leaves including: Water Lily, Tuberose, Succulents and Orchids
  • Techniques to color and dust flowers
  • To make a pressed sugar vessel and the art of arranging flowers
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students
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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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Chocolate isn’t just for bonbons and candies! Using this delicious (but delicate) medium for cake decorating is a secret weapon for any advanced cake decorator. Taught by some of New York City’s best cake designers, this 4-day, hands-on cake class will teach you the science and art of tempering chocolate and enhance your skills using ganache, modeling chocolate and a variety of decorations to adorn your next masterpiece.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Principals of chocolate tempering and ganache
  • Basic chocolate decorations including cut-outs, cigarettes, curls, and bows
  • To make and use modeling chocolate
  • To use cocoa butter colors, as well as milk and white chocolates
  • To construct and use paper cornets
  • Bake and decorate a 9” chocolate ganache layered cake with chocolate decorations using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students
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CLASS SCHEDULES

11/08/2016

11/17/2016 – $695
Tue & Thur 5:30 pm – 10:30 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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Carving a cake to your client’s desire is no “piece of cake”! Constructing a carved cake masterpiece requires being an adept baker, knowing the finer points of cake and frosting. In this 3-day, hands-on cake course taught by world-class cake specialists, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to stack, carve, and decorate your next creation!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Basic cake and frosting principals
  • Cake construction including baking, layering, and stacking with dowels
  • To construct and use paper cornets
  • To make and apply rice cereal treats
  • Cake carving
  • Rolled Fondant applications
  • To create and decorate a carved cake using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students
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CLASS SCHEDULES

10/29/2016

11/12/2016 – $495
Sat 9:00 am – 2:00 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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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
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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.

Culinary techniques course at International Culinary Center in New York City

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
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.
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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.