Culinary Techniques Workshop

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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 multicourse 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 how to 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 the Classic Culinary Arts career program by bypassing Level 1 (Introduction to Basic Techniques). Additionally, these students will benefit from significant tuition savings. For more information, speak to your admission representative.



110 hours - $5,750


Weekend Schedules

22 sessions over 25 weeks
Begins: September 15, 2012
Ends: March 9, 2013
Class time: 9:00am-2:00pm

Evening Schedules

Tuesdays and Thursdays
22 sessions over 12 weeks
Begins: November 6, 2012
Ends: January 29, 2013
Class time: 6:00pm-11:00pm

Tuition Includes

Application fee
Tool kit
Books and supplies


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