The Best of Boot Camp (4-day) (Hyde Park, NY)

Prepare to experience the very best of CIA Boot Camp! Each day of this exciting program will give you a taste of one of our Boot Camps, highlighting the fundamentals of cooking and baking while introducing you to new techniques and flavors.

The theme of day one is culinary basic training. You’ll focus on knife skills, kitchen terminology, and both dry- and moist-heat cooking methods. The second day, you’ll tackle Italian cuisine, exploring the different regions of Italy and their diverse flavor profiles, tasting indigenous ingredients, and preparing regional specialties. Day three is all about bistro cuisine. You’ll practice the fundamental techniques common to American-style and French bistro cooking, from roasting to braising to baking. And we’ll wrap up the program with—what else?—dessert! On baking and pastry day, you will learn the fundamentals of baking bread and creating simple-yet-elegant plated desserts. It’s the perfect ending to a fantastic Boot Camp!

As a participant in the four-day Best of Boot Camp, you’ll 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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Course Section
Term: FY18
Schedule Number: 12838
Instructor(s): Staff
Location: HYDE PARK, NY
Dates: Jan. 23 - 26, 2018 (Tue. - Fri., 7 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Seats Remaining: 2
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 0.0 Contact Hours
Notes: *On a select class day, you’ll have dinner in a CIA on-campus restaurant.
Required Fees: Price
Tuition$1,795.00
Uniform$0.00
Uniform$0.00
Optional Fees: Price
Tool Kit$425.00
Tool Kit - Starter Knife Kit$175.00
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Term: FY19
Schedule Number: 13548
Instructor(s): Staff
Location: HYDE PARK, NY
Dates: Aug. 21 - 24, 2018 (Tue. - Fri., 2 - 8:30 p.m.)
Seats Remaining: 16
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 0.0 Contact Hours
Notes: *On a select class day, you’ll have dinner in a CIA on-campus restaurant.
Required Fees: Price
Tuition$1,795.00
Uniform$0.00
Uniform$0.00
Optional Fees: Price
Tool Kit$425.00
Tool Kit - Starter Knife Kit$175.00