Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Culinary Date Night Sells Out! Second Class is Now Open!

Chef Mark D'Allessandro (pictured above), a previous chef instructor of the CKCA Pro Program in Culinary Arts, returns to us this August 17th to teach a special seminar for couples, Culinary Date Night. But the August 17th date sold out so quickly that CKCA has added a second Culinary Date Night for August 18th, 2010. The cost is $125 for couple and it's selling out fast, so sign up now! The price is inclusive of the full meal after the class with wine and other delicacies.

This exciting class will include a short class with each couple working together to create a delicious four course, upscale dinner. Special attention will be paid to teaching how to plate and present each course so that they appeal to the eye as well as to the palate. The evening will finish with a white tablecloth dining experience complete with wine, flowers, candles, and all the other trimmings of a meal to remember.

This is sure to be an evening to remember with that special someone, so make sure to sign up now. Call 718-758-1339 to register.

Friday, July 16, 2010

This Fall, Moonlight as a Kosher Chef!

Back by popular demand! CKCA has scheduled dates for our Fall Evening Program in Professional Culinary Arts and Professional Baking & Pastry Arts, so that working professionals and students can spend just two evenings a week learning strategies to succeed as a classical professional chef.

This is an amazing opportunity for people who are already working to get the kind of training that will secure better job opportunities and a world of new experiences.

The Pro Program in Culinary Arts dates are as follows:

August 29 - January 10, 2010
Sunday & Monday Evenings
6:30 - 10:30 pm

The Pro Program in Baking & Pastry Arts dates are as follows:

August 31 - January 19th
Wednesday & Thursday Nights
6:30 - 10:30 pm

In observane of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kuppur, and Sukkot the schedule for this program for the month of September will be as follows:

week 1: Tues - Thurs, Aug 31 - Sept 2
week 2: Tues, Sept 7
week 3: Tues - Thurs, Sept 14 - Sept 16
week 4: Tues, Sept 21

There will also be NO CLASS on Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving.

The Professional Day Program in Culinary Arts is also running this fall:

October 4 - December 9, 2010
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 1 pm

CKCA Guest Chef James Parker to Appear in Food Network Challenge!

Our own Chef James Parker, who teaches our recreational master classes in fruit and vegetable carving, will be appearing beginning Sunday, July 18th, on the Food Network, on a program called Food Network Challenge: Food Landscapes.

If you haven't had the opportunity yet to take one of Chef James' classes at CKCA, this is a great opportunity to see him in action. He is not only a talented fruit sculptor; He's also a great teacher, so make sure you watch our recreational class listings and sign up early for his next class. They always fill up!

The dates for Chef James' appearance, and several repeats, are as follows (All appearances are on the Food Network):

Jul 18, 2010
8:00 PM ET/PT
Jul 19, 2010
3:00 AM ET/PT
Jul 21, 2010
7:00 PM ET/PT
Jul 24, 2010
6:00 PM ET/PT

* Jul 25, 2010
7:00PM ET/PT

* Jul 26, 2010 - Fantasy Fruit Sculptures
7:00PM ET/PT

* Jul 27, 2010 - Fantasy Fruit Sculptures - THE REMATCH
7:00PM ET/PT