Friday, April 9, 2010

CKCA Pro Courses Add Culinary Drills to Curriculum

In one of the first major changes to the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts Professional Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts course curriculum, CKCA chef instructors will institute a series of Culinary Arts Training Drills built into the weekly schedule. Drills will be implemented in the Spring semester, beginning April 19th, 2010.

Culinary Arts Training Drills are 10 to 15 minute knife skill and instruction-following exercises designed to strengthen the student's skills, discipline and speed.

Drills will be held one to two days a week at the very beginning of class. The student must be on time in order to participate in the drills. Late students will not benefit from the education opportunity.

"Our aim is that these drills will help the students retain what they learn about using a knife and improve their knife skills overall so that they perform better when sent out on their apprenticeship," said Jesse Blonder, CKCA's director. These curriculum alterations, as well as other changes CKCA is making, are part of a move to provide a more professional and advanced class atmosphere, as per the interest of the many kosher-keeping students seeking a challenging and career-enhancing culinary school experience.

"Drills will help to show that our students are serious about the quality of the education they are receiving, and in turn, we are serious about producing students with highly marketable skills," said Blonder.

The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts, based in Flatbush, Brooklyn, offers 150-hour professional training programs in a kosher environment. To date, CKCA has graduated more than 125 students from all over the world.

Past students have come from 20 states as well as England, Mexico, Israel and France. This coming semester, CKCA is pleased to be welcoming three students from Panama and one student from Australia.

Classes start April 19th. For more information or to request an application, visit CKCA on the web at or call 718-758-1339.

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    I'm from Argentina, and I've just moved to one of the kosher apartments in Buenos Aires. So now I really'd like to cook!! A lot!!
    Is there any way I can learn about it from my country? I mean, on the web?