Overview

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world's best professional culinary education.

Excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity are the core values that guide our efforts.

We teach our students the general knowledge and specific skills necessary to live successful lives and to grow into positions of influence and leadership in their chosen profession.


An Indian Feast (Hyde Park, NY)

Explore the mystique and lore of one of the most colorful and exciting culinary regions of Asia. As a nation of 28 states, India contains a dramatic range of cuisines showcasing seasonal ingredients and unique cooking techniques. During this rich and informative expedition, we will unveil the distinct culinary preferences of India's most influential states and prepare authentic dishes from Keral...
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An Indian Feast (San Antonio, TX)

Explore the mystique and lore of one of the most colorful and exciting culinary regions of Asia. As a nation of 28 states, India contains a dramatic range of cuisines showcasing seasonal ingredients and unique cooking techniques. During this rich and informative expedition, we will unveil the distinct culinary preferences of India's most influential states and prepare authentic dishes from Keral...
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Artisan Breads at Home (Hyde Park, NY)

Making artisan bread at home is within your reach! With the right tools, techniques, and ingredients, you’ll find it’s much easier than you think. In this hands-on class, we’ll uncover the mysteries of artisan bread baking and show you how to prepare a perfect loaf in your kitchen. We’ll discuss flours and yeast products, preferred equipment, and professional techniques, including proper...
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Artisan Breads at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Making artisan bread at home is within your reach! With the right tools, techniques, and ingredients, you’ll find it’s much easier than you think. In this hands-on class, we’ll uncover the mysteries of artisan bread baking and show you how to prepare a perfect loaf in your kitchen. We’ll discuss flours and yeast products, preferred equipment, and professional techniques, including proper...
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Baking at Home - The Desserts (St. Helena, CA)

Impress your family and friends with the delectable desserts featured in Baking at Home. During this class, you’ll learn fundamental techniques and simple recipes for preparing a selection of irresistible favorites. Through chef demonstrations, informative lectures, and kitchen production, you’ll discover how easy it can be to create impressive, professional-quality desserts in your own kitc...
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Baking at Home – The Desserts (Hyde Park, NY)

Impress your family and friends with the delectable desserts featured in Baking at Home. During this class, you’ll learn fundamental techniques and simple recipes for preparing a selection of irresistible favorites. Through chef demonstrations, informative lectures, and kitchen production, you’ll discover how easy it can be to create impressive, professional-quality desserts in your own kitc...
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Baking for Brunch (Hyde Park, NY)

Freshly baked breads, muffins, scones, and pastries make a truly remarkable addition to brunch. In this class, you’ll learn techniques, tips, and tricks to make the first meal of the day the most memorable one. Following detailed chef demonstrations, we’ll prepare an assortment of sweet and savory breads and pastries perfect for your weekend gatherings. You’ll even see how quick and simple...
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Bangkok and Beyond (San Antonio, TX)

Spicy, sweet, and tangy—Thai food is an intriguing balance of extremes. This vibrantly flavored food features generous helpings of fresh herbs, spices, and Thai bird’s eye chili peppers with a pleasant balance of sweet, salty, and sour characteristics. In this class, you’ll be introduced to the traditional (sometimes unfamiliar) ingredients of the region through classroom discussions, chef...
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Behind the Meat Counter (Hyde Park, NY)

Whether shopping at the farmers’ market or the discount wholesale store, purchasing large cuts of meat and portioning them at home can really save you money. Get a comprehensive lesson in meat butchery in this hands-on course taught by a CIA chef-instructor and professional butcher. Using techniques found in the CIA's KitchenPro Series: Guide to Meat Identification, Fabrication, and Utlization...
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Bistros and Brasseries (Hyde Park, NY)

Bistro and brasserie cuisine is essentially casual food; seasonal and regional favorites that have evolved over many generations with necessity as their driving force. These dishes are not only about sustenance but also comfort. In this course, you’ll prepare delicious bistro classics such as hearty stews, rustic tarts, and simple, yet elegant desserts. You’ll also enjoy step-by-step chef de...
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Bistros and Brasseries (San Antonio, TX)

Bistro and brasserie cuisine is essentially casual food; seasonal and regional favorites that have evolved over many generations with necessity as their driving force. These dishes are not only about sustenance but also comfort. In this course, you’ll prepare delicious bistro classics such as hearty stews, rustic tarts, and simple, yet elegant desserts. You’ll also enjoy step-by-step chef de...
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Bistros and Brasseries (St. Helena, CA)

Bistro and brasserie cuisine is essentially casual food; seasonal and regional favorites that have evolved over many generations with necessity as their driving force. These dishes are not only about sustenance but also comfort. In this course, you’ll prepare delicious bistro classics such as hearty stews, rustic tarts, and simple, yet elegant desserts. You’ll also enjoy step-by-step chef de...
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Build A Brilliant Breakfast (Hyde Park, NY)

Set yourself up for success—learn how starting your day with delicious, healthy, nutrient-rich foods can improve your performance in your daily life. Whether you are heading out to the office or the gym, or will be on your feet all day, you need food that supports your health without sacrificing flavor. You will: Discuss the benefits of starting the day with nutrient-packed breakfast foods ri...
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Cake Decorating (Hyde Park, NY)

Cake decorating is much more than piping out “Happy Birthday” on top of your creation—it’s a real art! In this enjoyable class, you’ll learn the secrets of the decorating process, from assembling the cake to adding the finishing touches. You’ll start with simple step-by-step lessons in cutting, filling, and icing, and finish by making your very own cake creation. Along the way, you...
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Cake Decorating (St. Helena, CA)

Cake decorating is much more than piping out “Happy Birthday” on top of your creation—it’s a real art! In this enjoyable class, you’ll learn the secrets of the decorating process, from assembling the cake to adding the finishing touches. You’ll start with simple step-by-step lessons in cutting, filling, and icing, and finish by making your very own cake creation. Along the way, you...
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Chinese Cuisine (San Antonio, TX)

Ethnically and culturally diverse, the people of China possess a love of food found only in a very few places. Chinese cuisine features unique foods and techniques, and this class will help you gain an understanding of its traditional—and sometimes unfamiliar—ingredients. You will explore the fundamental principles of Chinese cooking by discussing, preparing, and tasting a variety of iconic ...
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Chocolates and Confections at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Chocolate! Everyone loves it, and some even claim to be addicted to it. Who can blame them? It’s good stuff. In this hands-on class designed especially for die-hard chocoholics, you’ll learn how to prepare impressive, and incredibly delicious, chocolates at home. Whether your weakness is white, milk, or dark chocolate, you’ll prepare a selection of confections using the finest ingredients....
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CIA Favorites (Hyde Park, NY)

Sample some of the CIA’s all-time favorite recipes in this class, which features dishes straight from the pages of The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook. From savory starters and hearty entrées to decadent desserts, you’ll explore it all. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on cooking, you’ll learn a variety of cooking skills and helpful tips and discuss basic cooking methods, ingr...
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CIA Favorites (San Antonio, TX)

Sample some of the CIA’s all-time favorite recipes in this class, which features dishes straight from the pages of The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook. From savory starters and hearty entrées to decadent desserts, you’ll explore it all. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on cooking, you’ll learn a variety of cooking skills and helpful tips and discuss basic cooking methods, ingr...
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CIA Favorites (St. Helena, CA)

Sample some of the CIA’s all-time favorite recipes in this class, which features dishes straight from the pages of The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook. From savory starters and hearty entrées to decadent desserts, you’ll explore it all. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on cooking, you’ll learn a variety of cooking skills and helpful tips and discuss basic cooking methods, ingr...
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CIA Holiday Favorites (Hyde Park, NY)

Does the thought of cooking an entire holiday meal from scratch make you want to turn the calendar to January? The CIA is here to help! Join us for CIA Holiday Favorites and you’ll come away with the cooking skills and recipes you need to tackle the most anticipated meals of the year. From classic dishes like roast turkey breast with gravy to non-traditional items such as sautéed duck breast ...
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CIA Holiday Favorites (San Antonio, TX)

Does the thought of cooking an entire holiday meal from scratch make you want to turn the calendar to January? The CIA is here to help! Join us for CIA Holiday Favorites and you’ll come away with the cooking skills and recipes you need to tackle the most anticipated meals of the year. From classic dishes like roast turkey breast with gravy to non-traditional items such as sautéed duck breast ...
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Classic and Contemporary Sauces (Hyde Park, NY)

Sauces are among the first true test of a cook’s skill. The ability to produce a perfectly balanced vinaigrette, a creamy and subtly flavored mayonnaise sauce, and a silky, full-bodied pan gravy is a skill that can be learned and honed throughout years of experience. In this class, you will learn the basic characteristics and techniques for preparing a range of classic and contemporary sauces ...
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Cooking at Home (Hyde Park, NY)

In search of delicious recipes that offer everyday ease in the kitchen? If you’re new to cooking or interested in building your culinary skills, this is the class for you. From menu planning to ingredient selection to kitchen organization, you’ll learn all the fundamental techniques needed to breeze through meal preparation with speed and confidence. You’ll also enjoy chef demonstrations t...
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Cooking at Home (St. Helena, CA)

In search of delicious recipes that offer everyday ease in the kitchen? If you’re new to cooking or interested in building your culinary skills, this is the class for you. From menu planning to ingredient selection to kitchen organization, you’ll learn all the fundamental techniques needed to breeze through meal preparation with speed and confidence. You’ll also enjoy chef demonstrations t...
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Cooking for Special Occasions and Celebrations (San Antonio, TX)

Entertaining can be stressful and rewarding at the same time. This class will introduce you to techniques for hosting your friends and family for spring and summer holidays, from Easter and Mother’s Day brunch to 4th of July picnics and San Antonio fiestas. We’ll create and sample recipes such as glazed ham, fajitas, and Cherry Coke ribs. And, we’ll also discuss and practice a variety of c...
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Delicious Gifts (Hyde Park, NY)

Cookies, candies, spice mixes, pickles, and more—that’s what you’ll find in the basket full of goodies you’ll be making in this new class. Get ready to dive in and create homemade gifts for the holidays—or any time of year! You’ll join our chef in the kitchen and make a variety of treats your lucky recipients are sure to love. Every detail for making yummy gift packages will be cover...
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Everyday Grilling (Hyde Park, NY)

Grilling isn’t just for steaks and burgers—this popular cooking technique can be used to produce a variety of foods with exotic flavors. Focusing on the lessons and recipes from the CIA Grilling cookbook, you’ll learn the tips and tricks for preparing nearly any food on the grill. From zesty appetizers to mouth-watering entrées, there’s no limit to what you can prepare over the flame. J...
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Everyday Grilling (San Antonio, TX)

Grilling isn’t just for steaks and burgers—this popular cooking technique can be used to produce a variety of foods with exotic flavors. Focusing on the lessons and recipes from the CIA Grilling cookbook, you’ll learn the tips and tricks for preparing nearly any food on the grill. From zesty appetizers to mouth-watering entrées, there’s no limit to what you can prepare over the flame. J...
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Everyday Grilling (St. Helena, CA)

Grilling isn’t just for steaks and burgers—this popular cooking technique can be used to produce a variety of foods with exotic flavors. Focusing on the lessons and recipes from the CIA Grilling cookbook, you’ll learn the tips and tricks for preparing nearly any food on the grill. From zesty appetizers to mouth-watering entrées, there’s no limit to what you can prepare over the flame. J...
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Everything Chocolate (Hyde Park, NY)

Whether you dream of truffles, a dense and rich flourless chocolate cake, or light-as-air-soufflés, this chocolate lover’s class will teach you the essential techniques needed to make such irresistible delicacies. Learn a few tricks of the trade and see how to wrap pure chocolate around a cake, bend it into ribbons to make a bow, or twist it into spirals and two-color “cigarettes” to garn...
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Everything Chocolate (St. Helena, CA)

Whether you dream of truffles, a dense and rich flourless chocolate cake, or light-as-air-soufflés, this chocolate lover’s class will teach you the essential techniques needed to make such irresistible delicacies. Learn a few tricks of the trade and see how to wrap pure chocolate around a cake, bend it into ribbons to make a bow, or twist it into spirals and two-color “cigarettes” to garn...
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German Cuisine: Contemporary Dishes (San Antonio, TX)

German cuisine is constantly evolving, thanks to ambitious chefs and emerging flavors and techniques. While we will always enjoy the classics, contemporary German cuisine allows us to explore everything from making a slight tweak to a traditional dish to creating a completely new presentation. This hands-on class takes a look at modern German fare, with dishes such as potato risotto, bread dumpl...
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German Cuisine: Popular Favorites (San Antonio, TX)

Describing German food as a mix of dumplings, beer, sausage, and sauerkraut is a drastic over-simplification of a cuisine rich in culinary tradition. This hands-on class will introduce you to the basics of German cooking, with dishes like Rouladen, Jägerschnitzel, Semmelknödel, Kaiserschmarrn, and many other mouthwatering delicacies. As a participant in this class, you will receive a CIA l...
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German Cuisine: Regional Specialties (San Antonio, TX)

In Germany, as in many other culinary cultures, specialties from one region might be virtually unknown in others. This course will introduce you to some of the lesser-known local favorites, such as Labskaus, Hamburger Aalsuppe, Szegediner Goulash, Rote Grütze, and many others. This hands-on look at “the real” German food also covers ingredients and common cooking methods such as roasting, s...
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Global Street Foods (Hyde Park, NY)

More and more, people are sampling true local fare and exciting new culinary creations at outdoor vendors and farmers’ markets. Food trucks are omnipresent in many cities and have devoted followers. Yes, street food has moved into the epicurean spotlight! In this course, you will look at street food from a different perspective. Instead of exploring dishes by their origin, you’ll focus on ho...
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Global Street Foods (San Antonio, TX)

More and more, people are sampling true local fare and exciting new culinary creations at outdoor vendors and farmers’ markets. Food trucks are omnipresent in many cities and have devoted followers. Yes, street food has moved into the epicurean spotlight! In this course, you will look at street food from a different perspective. Instead of exploring dishes by their origin, you’ll focus on ho...
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Global Street Foods (St. Helena, CA)

More and more, people are sampling true local fare and exciting new culinary creations at outdoor vendors and farmers’ markets. Food trucks are omnipresent in many cities and have devoted followers. Yes, street food has moved into the epicurean spotlight! In this course, you will look at street food from a different perspective. Instead of exploring dishes by their origin, you’ll focus on ho...
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Gluten-Free Baking (Hyde Park, NY)

If you or someone you know has been dreaming of fresh-baked, gluten-free treats that don’t sacrifice flavor or texture, we’ve got good news. Thanks to Certified Master Baker and gluten-free baking expert Richard Coppedge, you can enjoy delicious favorites such as yeast-raised breads and pastries, cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, quiche, and pizza. In this hands-on course, you’ll discover ho...
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Gluten-Free Holiday Baking (Hyde Park, NY)

The holidays are a time for indulging, even for those with dietary restrictions. If you’re unable to digest gluten-based products due to allergies, sensitivities prepare yourself for a holiday season full of delicious, fresh-baked treats. In this class, you will learn how to create a sampling of gluten-free goodies, from holiday-themed breads, cookies, tarts and cakes. Come and enjoy the pleas...
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Gourmet Meals in Minutes (Hyde Park, NY)

With today’s hectic pace, there doesn’t seem to be enough time to prepare creative and flavorful meals. But it is possible. Inspired by the CIA Gourmet Meals in Minutes cookbook, this course focuses on culinary foundation techniques that will help enhance your kitchen knowledge, hone your skills, and increase your speed and efficiency. You’ll learn to prepare a variety of foolproof recipes...
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Gourmet Meals in Minutes (St. Helena, CA)

With today’s hectic pace, there doesn’t seem to be enough time to prepare creative and flavorful meals. But it is possible. Inspired by the CIA Gourmet Meals in Minutes cookbook, this course focuses on culinary foundation techniques that will help enhance your kitchen knowledge, hone your skills, and increase your speed and efficiency. You’ll learn to prepare a variety of foolproof recipes...
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Healthy Cooking at Home (Hyde Park, NY)

Who says food can’t be nutritious and delicious? This class will show you how to create mouthwatering dishes with sophisticated appeal sure to satisfy health-conscious folks and skeptics alike. You will learn about current health and wellness issues as well as ingredients and cooking techniques you can use to build a healthier you. After reviewing the menu of our flavorful seasonal recipes, yo...
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Healthy Cooking at Home (San Antonio, TX)

Who says food can’t be nutritious and delicious? This class will show you how to create mouthwatering dishes with sophisticated appeal sure to satisfy health-conscious folks and skeptics alike. You will learn about current health and wellness issues as well as ingredients and cooking techniques you can use to build a healthier you. After reviewing the menu of our flavorful seasonal recipes, yo...
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Healthy Cooking at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Who says food can’t be nutritious and delicious? This class will show you how to create mouthwatering dishes with sophisticated appeal sure to satisfy health-conscious folks and skeptics alike. You will learn about current health and wellness issues as well as ingredients and cooking techniques you can use to build a healthier you. After reviewing the menu of our flavorful seasonal recipes, yo...
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Holiday Brunch (Hyde Park, NY)

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a simple, elegant brunch? Ideal for special occasions and family celebrations, the brunch menu can be as elaborate or simple as you wish, and the get-together as formal or casual as you like. The type of food and the way it’s served (at the table or from a buffet) is totally up to you. Join us as we prepare an assortment of recipes perfect fo...
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Holiday Brunch (San Antonio, TX)

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a simple, elegant brunch? Ideal for special occasions and family celebrations, the brunch menu can be as elaborate or simple as you wish, and the get-together as formal or casual as you like. The type of food and the way it’s served (at the table or from a buffet) is totally up to you. Join us as we prepare an assortment of recipes perfect fo...
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Holiday Cookies (Hyde Park, NY)

Get in the spirit and bake your holiday cookies at the CIA! We’re providing the chef-instructors, equipment, ingredients, and recipes for all your holiday cookie-making needs. From cutouts and piped cookies to slice-and-bake varieties, you’ll discover the simplicity and versatility of cookies in this one-day class. Almond spritz, rugelach, gingerbread, and sugar cookies are a sample of what ...
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Holiday Cookies (St. Helena, CA)

Get in the spirit and bake your holiday cookies at the CIA! We’re providing the chef-instructors, equipment, ingredients, and recipes for all your holiday cookie-making needs. From cutouts and piped cookies to slice-and-bake varieties, you’ll discover the simplicity and versatility of cookies in this one-day class. Almond spritz, rugelach, gingerbread, and sugar cookies are a sample of what ...
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Home Baking Skills for Profit or Pleasure (Hyde Park, NY)

Gain the confidence of an industry professional! In this class, we’re moving out of the kitchen and into the classroom for a comprehensive discussion of commercial baking techniques. In just a few hours, you will find out how to turn your kitchen into a well-run production area, utilizing shortcuts and tricks for recipe and product development, quantity production (including scaling up recipes...
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Hors d'Oeuvre for the Holidays (St. Helena, CA)

Served formally or casually, hors d’oeuvre are always a crowd favorite, especially during the holidays. Join us as we create a broad range of stylish small bites, from informal starters to elegant appetizers. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on activities, you will learn the techniques and recipes for preparing a selection of bite-sized treats perfect for holiday entertaining. Whether you...
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Hors d’Oeuvre at Home (Hyde Park, NY)

Served formally or casually, hors d’oeuvre are always a crowd favorite. Join us for this exciting class as we create a broad range of stylish small bites, from informal starters to elegant appetizers. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on activities, you will learn techniques and recipes for preparing a flavorful selection of bite-sized treats. Whether you’re hosting a party of two or 20,...
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Hors d’Oeuvre for the Holidays (Hyde Park, NY)

Served formally or casually, hors d’oeuvre are always a crowd favorite, especially during the holidays. Join us as we create a broad range of stylish small bites, from informal starters to elegant appetizers. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on activities, you will learn the techniques and recipes for preparing a selection of bite-sized treats perfect for holiday entertaining. Whether you...
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Hors d’Oeuvre for the Holidays (San Antonio, TX)

Served formally or casually, hors d’oeuvre are always a crowd favorite, especially during the holidays. Join us as we create a broad range of stylish small bites, from informal starters to elegant appetizers. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on activities, you will learn the techniques and recipes for preparing a selection of bite-sized treats perfect for holiday entertaining. Whether you...
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International Holiday Breads (Hyde Park, NY)

Your guests are in for a treat this holiday season. Whether you’re looking to send goodies to faraway friends and family, or you’d simply like to add variety to your own holiday breadbasket, this class will introduce you to international favorites rich in ingredients and history. You’ll learn the proper mixing, baking, and shaping techniques for preparing stollen, panettone, challah, and o...
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Italian Cooking at Home (Hyde Park, NY)

Pasta may be Italy’s most popular contribution to world food, but Italian cuisine is far more diverse than just pastas and sauces. Italian Cooking at Home explores the amazing variety of foods and flavors across every region of Italy, from little snacks and tidbits (spuntini) to the glories of a true Italian brodo (soup broth), from fresh pastas to crespelle (sfoglie). We’ll explore traditio...
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Italian Cooking at Home (San Antonio, TX)

Pasta may be Italy’s most popular contribution to world food, but Italian cuisine is far more diverse than just pastas and sauces. Italian Cooking at Home explores the amazing variety of foods and flavors across every region of Italy, from little snacks and tidbits (spuntini) to the glories of a true Italian brodo (soup broth), from fresh pastas to crespelle (sfoglie). We’ll explore traditio...
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Italian Cooking at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Pasta may be Italy’s most popular contribution to world food, but Italian cuisine is far more diverse than just pastas and sauces. Italian Cooking at Home explores the amazing variety of foods and flavors across every region of Italy, from little snacks and tidbits (spuntini) to the glories of a true Italian brodo (soup broth), from fresh pastas to crespelle (sfoglie). We’ll explore traditio...
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Mediterranean Cooking (Hyde Park, NY)

From the spice markets and couscous traditions of North Africa to the tapas bars of Spain and the irresistible vegetable dishes of Turkey, the rich imagery of Mediterranean cuisine has captured the imagination of the American dining public. In this introduction to Mediterranean cooking, you’ll learn the tools you need to make this healthful and flavorful culinary tradition a part of your every...
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Mediterranean Cooking (St. Helena, CA)

From the spice markets and couscous traditions of North Africa to the tapas bars of Spain and the irresistible vegetable dishes of Turkey, the rich imagery of Mediterranean cuisine has captured the imagination of the American dining public. In this introduction to Mediterranean cooking, you’ll learn the tools you need to make this healthful and flavorful culinary tradition a part of your every...
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One Dish Meals (St. Helena, CA)

What could be more simple and convenient than preparing a one dish meal? Whether it’s a fresh, crispy salad on a hot summer day or a hearty baked casserole served in the middle of winter, one dish meals fit the bill. In this hands-on class, you will discover easy-to-master cooking techniques and flavorful recipes for an exciting assortment of delicious, everyday selections. From slow-cooked br...
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Pasta at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Quick to cook, easy to customize, and always flavorful…it’s no wonder so many people love pasta! From basic comfort food to elegant dishes, pasta offers nearly endless possibilities. Through the use of authentic, fundamental techniques, you’ll get step-by-step guidance for making your own fresh pasta and inventive recipes. This class will explore a range of traditional and contemporary dis...
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Pies and Tarts (Hyde Park, NY)

It doesn’t really matter how you like your pie: warm or cold, plain or à la mode, with or without whipped cream. What’s important is how it tastes. Spend an afternoon in our kitchen learning to make tender, flaky pies and tarts. From fruit-laden and cream-style pies to sweet and savory tarts, you’ll prepare a variety of homemade specialties that will spark your creativity in the kitchen a...
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Pies and Tarts (St. Helena, CA)

It doesn’t really matter how you like your pie: warm or cold, plain or à la mode, with or without whipped cream. What’s important is how it tastes. Spend an afternoon in our kitchen learning to make tender, flaky pies and tarts. From fruit-laden and cream-style pies to sweet and savory tarts, you’ll prepare a variety of homemade specialties that will spark your creativity in the kitchen a...
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Seasons in the Wine Country (St. Helena, CA)

California’s fertile Napa Valley has been home for decades to those who craft food and wine, from farmers and artisans to winemakers and chef. In this class, the flavors of the Napa Valley and the expertise of chefs and wine professionals from CIA Greystone will bring the spirit of wine country into your kitchen. You’ll learn cooking techniques, wine pairings, and how to create dishes born o...
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Seasons in the Wine Country: The Desserts (St. Helena, CA)

What makes the desserts of California wine country so special? Maybe it’s the fresh, seasonal ingredients and innovative variations on classic dishes. Consider a lemon-glazed pound cake enhanced with rose water strawberries. Or, a flourless chocolate cake served with dried cherry-cabernet reduction sauce. These are just two examples of the unique desserts you can make in this class showcasing ...
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Sharpening Your Knife Skills (Hyde Park, NY)

Professional chefs agree…the number one tool in the kitchen is a quality knife. And since knives provide the foundation for good food, it’s essential for every cook to understand how to get the most from this indispensable implement. In this all-important class, you’ll learn all about knife selection, maintenance, and usage. You’ll also discuss and practice proper knife care, knife handl...
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Sharpening Your Knife Skills (San Antonio, TX)

Professional chefs agree…the number one tool in the kitchen is a quality knife. And since knives provide the foundation for good food, it’s essential for every cook to understand how to get the most from this indispensable implement. In this all-important class, you’ll learn all about knife selection, maintenance, and usage. You’ll also discuss and practice proper knife care, knife handl...
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Soups for All Seasons (Hyde Park, NY)

What could be more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup? Whether it’s a clear broth, creamy purée, chunky gumbo, or rib-sticking chowder, there’s a soup to suit every season and nearly every occasion. Plus, soup preparation provides essential culinary lessons, from flavor development to seasoning. In this class, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques and characteristics of various sou...
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Soups for All Seasons (San Antonio, TX)

What could be more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup? Whether it’s a clear broth, creamy purée, chunky gumbo, or rib-sticking chowder, there’s a soup to suit every season and nearly every occasion. Plus, soup preparation provides essential culinary lessons, from flavor development to seasoning. In this class, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques and characteristics of various sou...
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Soups for All Seasons (St. Helena, CA)

What could be more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup? Whether it’s a clear broth, creamy purée, chunky gumbo, or rib-sticking chowder, there’s a soup to suit every season and nearly every occasion. Plus, soup preparation provides essential culinary lessons, from flavor development to seasoning. In this class, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques and characteristics of various sou...
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South of the Border: Mexican Favorites (Hyde Park, NY)

Take a culinary tour of Oaxaca, Yucatán, Bajío, and the Gulf of Mexico in this one-day exploration of Mexican cuisine, one of the most dynamic and flavorful in the world. With an easy and fun approach, our chef will introduce you to the authentic cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavor profiles of Mexico. You’ll learn how to cook with chiles and other native ingredients while preparing t...
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South of the Border: Mexican Favorites (San Antonio, TX)

Take a culinary tour of Oaxaca, Yucatán, Bajío, and the Gulf of Mexico in this one-day exploration of Mexican cuisine, one of the most dynamic and flavorful in the world. With an easy and fun approach, our chef will introduce you to the authentic cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavor profiles of Mexico. You’ll learn how to cook with chiles and other native ingredients while preparing t...
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South of the Border: Mexican Favorites (St. Helena, CA)

Take a culinary tour of Oaxaca, Yucatán, Bajío, and the Gulf of Mexico in this one-day exploration of Mexican cuisine, one of the most dynamic and flavorful in the world. With an easy and fun approach, our chef will introduce you to the authentic cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavor profiles of Mexico. You’ll learn how to cook with chiles and other native ingredients while preparing t...
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Spain and the World Table (Hyde Park, NY)

Experience one of Spain’s greatest culinary inventions—tapas! These incredibly satisfying small bites have become popular throughout the world, and now you can discover for yourself why they’re all the rage. In this hands-on course, you’ll explore the excitement, passion, and innovation of Spanish cooking and gain the culinary know-how and appetizing recipes to make tapas any time you ha...
The Culinary Institute of America

Spain and the World Table (San Antonio, TX)

Experience one of Spain’s greatest culinary inventions—tapas! These incredibly satisfying small bites have become popular throughout the world, and now you can discover for yourself why they’re all the rage. In this hands-on course, you’ll explore the excitement, passion, and innovation of Spanish cooking and gain the culinary know-how and appetizing recipes to make tapas any time you ha...
The Culinary Institute of America

Spain and the World Table (St. Helena, CA)

Experience one of Spain’s greatest culinary inventions—tapas! These incredibly satisfying small bites have become popular throughout the world, and now you can discover for yourself why they’re all the rage. In this hands-on course, you’ll explore the excitement, passion, and innovation of Spanish cooking and gain the culinary know-how and appetizing recipes to make tapas any time you ha...
The Culinary Institute of America

Spring in the Hudson Valley (Hyde Park, NY)

Farm-fresh produce…bountiful meat, fish, and dairy…outstanding wines…they’re all available right in the CIA’s own Hudson Valley backyard. Come experience springtime in this food lover’s paradise! You’ll sample seasonal products harvested and crafted by local purveyors, practice cooking techniques that best showcase the Valley’s regional ingredients, and use local products to crea...
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The Bird's the Word (Hyde Park, NY)

Nutritious, delicious, and ultra-versatile, poultry is one popular protein! Most culinary cultures pride themselves on their countless traditional preparations of this go-to ingredient, from simple to complex. In this hands-on course, you’ll focus on cooking methods as you explore ways to turn a variety of birds into mouthwatering meals. You’ll also explore suitable side dishes and condiment...
The Culinary Institute of America

The Flavors of Asia (Hyde Park, NY)

Discover the treasures of the Asian kitchen. The styles, culinary traditions, and flavors that encompass Asian cuisine are as vast as the continent itself. In this one-day exploration of the intricacies of Asian cookery, you’ll explore the cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, and India. You’ll discover intriguing new ingredients and techniques unique to the Eastern world, and ...
The Culinary Institute of America

The Flavors of Asia (San Antonio, TX)

Discover the treasures of the Asian kitchen. The styles, culinary traditions, and flavors that encompass Asian cuisine are as vast as the continent itself. In this one-day exploration of the intricacies of Asian cookery, you’ll explore the cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, and India. You’ll discover intriguing new ingredients and techniques unique to the Eastern world, and ...
The Culinary Institute of America

The Flavors of Asia (St. Helena, CA)

Discover the treasures of the Asian kitchen. The styles, culinary traditions, and flavors that encompass Asian cuisine are as vast as the continent itself. In this one-day exploration of the intricacies of Asian cookery, you’ll explore the cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, and India. You’ll discover intriguing new ingredients and techniques unique to the Eastern world, and ...
The Culinary Institute of America

The Many Flavors of Texas (San Antonio, TX)

Big Texas means big flavor, especially at the CIA San Antonio, where we showcase the area’s distinctive cuisines. In this hands-on class, you’ll get introduced to the five unique cultures that make up the many flavors of Texas—from BBQ and flavors of the Gulf to cowboy chic, Tex-Mex, and the comfort foods of the South. You’ll prepare a variety of specialty dishes that best represent each...
The Culinary Institute of America

The New Food Entrepreneur: Start & Run a Small Food Business (Hyde Park, NY)

Do you have a passion for food? Would you like to earn money doing what you love? With minimal start-up money, anyone can turn his or her dream into a part- or full-time business. Whether you have always envisioned yourself with a small food business, would like a second source of income, want to stay at home and be your own boss, or seek to own a small business that fits your lifestyle, this cl...
The Culinary Institute of America

Under the Sea (Hyde Park, NY)

Versatile, flavorful, healthy, and fast-cooking, seafood is the perfect centerpiece of any meal. It’s also deceptively simple to prepare, making it an ideal ingredient for cooks at all levels of experience. In this hands-on class, you will learn invaluable tips about selecting seafood and preparing delicious dishes at home based on our KitchenPro Series: Guide to Fish and Seafood Identificatio...
The Culinary Institute of America

Vegetarian Cuisine (Hyde Park, NY)

In this class, produce rules! Through discussions, product identification, tasting, and hands-on production, you will learn to prepare a range of dishes where vegetables are at the center of the plate. You’ll create delicious classical and contemporary vegetarian preparations that ensure a healthier meal—without sacrificing flavor. And you will also discover a variety of lesser-known vegetab...
The Culinary Institute of America

Vegetarian Cuisine (San Antonio, TX)

In this class, produce rules! Through discussions, product identification, tasting, and hands-on production, you will learn to prepare a range of dishes where vegetables are at the center of the plate. You’ll create delicious classical and contemporary vegetarian preparations that ensure a healthier meal—without sacrificing flavor. And you will also discover a variety of lesser-known vegetab...
The Culinary Institute of America

Vegetarian Cuisine (St. Helena, CA)

In this class, produce rules! Through discussions, product identification, tasting, and hands-on production, you will learn to prepare a range of dishes where vegetables are at the center of the plate. You’ll create delicious classical and contemporary vegetarian preparations that ensure a healthier meal—without sacrificing flavor. And you will also discover a variety of lesser-known vegetab...
The Culinary Institute of America

Weeknight Meals Made Easy

Does your busy schedule make it hard to prepare home-cooked meals during the week? Do you find yourself relying on expensive take-out? Spend the day with Dr. Julia and learn the secrets of eating well any night of the week, as you: Discuss the many benefits of eating home-cooked meals, including saving money and improved nutrition. Learn kitchen organization strategies and cooking ahead, pre...
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