Spectacular Meals for Serious Amateur Cooks
Not everyone who loves cooking great food wants to do so for a living. If you're a serious amateur cook, Culinary Techniques will give you the skills and confidence to create sophisticated and extraordinary meals at home. Get a solid handle on the foundations of cooking during 110 fast-paced and hands-on hours that are taught by our accomplished chef-instructors. As you become immersed in the course, kitchen terminology will become your second language, precision knife work your trusted new skill. This program incorporates many of the 250 essential skills introduced in The International Culinary Center’s career program, Classic Culinary Arts, including the techniques of preparing stocks and sauces, cooking meat, fish, and vegetables, and executing classic recipes.
Learn from Our Amazing Chef-Instructors
In the Culinary Techniques course, you'll be taught by the same distinguished chef-instructors who teach our career students and cook at the very same workstations and kitchens that they do. By the end of the course, you'll be able to create sophisticated multi-course menus, recognize and evaluate classic food pairings, correctly assess seasonings and flavors, and more.
What You'll Learn
Over the course of 110 hours, Culinary Techniques will teach you to:
- Correctly execute building block recipes that every chef knows
- Be proficient in basic knife skills
- Prepare a variety of stocks and sauces
- Identify, select, and store ingredients
- Learn how to properly season dishes
- Learn the use kitchen tools and equipment
- Be fluent in the principles of kitchen organization and sanitation
Graduates of Culinary Techniques may be eligible to receive advanced standing in the Classic Culinary Arts career program by bypassing Level 1 (Introduction to Basic Techniques). Advanced standing students benefit from a reduced tuition and an accelerated program. For more information, speak to your admission representative.