Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Desserts Ablaze in Kew Garden Hills!

Last night, at a Chanukah party for the sisterhood of the Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva in Kew Garden Hills, CKCA student and Minneapolis native Miryam Heisler gave a demonstration of her awesome flambé skills to 250 women. According to all accounts, everyone loved it!

Miryam demo'ed the flambé classic Bananas Foster. "Thanks to Chef Wiseman [Miryam's instructor at CKCA], it was a very successful demo: The flipping technique worked well, and the flames nearly reached the ceiling! Each lady got to taste the flaming bananas with its delicious syrup over a mini cup of vanilla ice cream."

Miryam reported that the energy in the room was great, with lots of audience participation in the demo. "Some ladies even shrieked when the alcohol ignited," Miryam said.

In short, the event was a tremendous success, and the "ICING ON THE CAKE..." was when a CKCA graduate came up to the table to greet Miryam, and there was a great sense of comraderie! (Editor's note: It was Esther Wilansky, also from Queens, who is a chef for severel Ohel Bais Ezra locations. Esther took the Culinary Arts pro course in 2008).

Congrats to Miryam on a terrific first "gig!" Happy Chanukah!

And hey, don't forget to find out about the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts' awesome newsletter contest! You can learn how to win a $2,000 scholarship here!

Learn more about the professional culinary training programs at the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts at http://www.kosherculinaryarts.com.


  1. Chef Miryam was a real hit! She was professional, informative and really entertaining!
    Chava Katz
    Event Organizer

  2. Thanks for having her, Chava and thanks for organizing such a fantastic event!