Food Enthusiast Catalog - The Culinary Institute of America  

The Art & Science of Cooking Boot Camp (Hyde Park, NY)


What makes a soufflé rise? How does sugar transform into caramel? Can a vinaigrette be prepared without vinegar? For all you curious culinarians out there who always ask “why” and want to understand the rationale behind the cooking process, we’re going to explore the science behind the artistry.

Working at the cooktop, you’ll master new skills and gain confidence and newfound creativity in the kitchen. In this in-depth culinary exploration, you will produce a variety of recipes and conduct experiments using fats, emulsions, vegetables, proteins, starches, and leaveners to analyze how ingredients affect the cooking process. You will also learn tips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfully. By the end of this class, you’ll understand not only the “how-tos” but also some of the “whys” behind the culinary arts.

As a Boot Camp participant, you will receive two chef’s uniforms, each with a jacket, pants, and a neckerchief. Paper chef’s hats, side towels, and aprons will be provided in class.

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