Gourmet Soup for Foodies: California

Soups can be the simplest and the most complex dishes, and we all know how they warm us up on a cold day, but how much do you know about making them?

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

In this class you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of soup making with one of our Culinary Chef-Instructors as they take you through the steps, and teach you the techniques to create four different soups: bisque, consume, vegetable, and cream soups. Learn to use everyday ingredients to create a variety of soups that warm your palate and soul.

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.

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Professional Wine Service Class

Learn proper sparkling, decanting and still wine service from Jim Rollston, MS.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Learn the Court of Master Sommeliers standards for sparkling, decanting and still wine service with demos and hands-on practice for all class participants. Discover how you can sell wine more effectively on the restaurant floor through product knowledge, proper mise en place, reading your customers, timing and teamwork. This class will be led by Master Sommelier Jim Rollston, Wine Director at 3-Michelin starred Manresa.

Please bring your own wine key. All other supplies will be provided.
Lunch will be provided.

This class is open to individuals currently working in the hospitality industry.

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Jim Rollston brings nearly 20 years of experience in the wine and hospitality industries to ICC, and currently serves as the Wine Director for three-Michelin star Manresa in Los Gatos. He previously held sommelier roles at Cyrus Restaurant in Healdsburg and the three restaurants of The Lodge at Pebble Beach. In addition to his restaurant experience, he has also worked in a number of wine-making roles at wineries throughout Northern California. Jim joined ICC in 2016.

Jim will be assisted by Advanced Sommelier and ICC grad, Aaron Babcock. Aaron is a sommelier at three-Michelin star Quince Restaurant in San Francisco, and is currently studying for his Master Sommelier exam.

READY TO BEGIN A CAREER IN WINE?

Take your career a step further with ICC’s Intensive Sommelier Training program. Click here to learn more.

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.

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One Day Classes: CA

Essentials of Pastry Arts: California

This hands-on, 5 session course is designed for students who have a serious interest in the pastry arts. Subject matter includes mixing methods and classifications; decorating techniques; chocolate tempering; and baking.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Session 1: Tarts & Cookies
  • Understanding how to scale and proper mise-en-place
  • Mixing methods, including “creaming” and “cut-in”
  • Recipes include diamants (French butter cookies), apple tart, pâte brisée and apple compote
Session 2: Pâte à Choux
  • Understanding mechanical leavening
  • Methods of making pâte à choux and pâte à glacer
  • Learning about starch-bound custards
  • Piping and glazing methods
  • Recipes include pâte à choux, gougères and éclairs
Session 3: Cakes – Day 1
  • Understanding  foam and liquid-fat cake mixing methods
  • Learning about stirred custards
  • Understanding mousses
  • Working with gelatin sheets
  • Recipes include cupcakes, charlotte Russe and biscuits à la cuillère
Session 4: Cakes – Day 2
  • Understanding Swiss meringue and buttercream
  • Using buttercream to build layered cakes
  • Working with rolled fondant
  • Learning proper piping techniques
  • Recipes include crème Chantilly, hi-ratio chocolate cake, Swiss meringue buttercream
Session 5: Chocolate
  • Learn about chocolate manufacturing and types of chocolate
  • Learn chocolate tempering
  • Create chocolate candies and decorations
  • Recipes include mendiants and rochers
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students (weekdays)

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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.

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French Classics Coq Au Vin: California

Savor the tastes of France and add a host of new techniques to your cooking repertoire while learning how to make classic dishes. In this class, a chef-instructor will guide you through the execution behind a light salad with vinaigrette, Coq au Vin,  and Chocolate Soufflé.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

You’ll learn how to properly cook protein, while also seeing how to whisk together a classic vinaigrette with just the right flavor and consistency. Finally, you’ll learn the keys to making a classic French dessert that will end any meal with a sweet, and memorable, touch.

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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.

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Wines of France at Google

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

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 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
None Scheduled.
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