Saturday, December 31, 2011

CKCA to Offer All-Men's Evening Professional Program in Culinary Arts

Professional Training Program in Culinary Arts
Men's Class
Jan 29 - June 18
Sun, Mon: 6:30 - 10:30 pm

For the first time ever, the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts is offering a non-mixed gender class in professional culinary arts. The first session will be for men only. It will take place Sunday and Monday evenings, starting January 29th through June 18th, 2012.

Our professional training program in culinary arts is 152 hours of hands-on training in professional level culinary skills & techniques. We also offer the students the opportunity to take an additional 8-hour prep course in food safety & sanitation, free of additional charge.

The goals of the program are to:

*Orient the student to the professional kosher culinary environment and teach the student to operate within that environment in a safe, efficient, & skillful manner

*Hone the student’s understanding and practice of fundamental culinary technique

*Develop in the student an understanding of flavor and taste and an appreciation for quality ingredients

*Facilitate the student’s transition in to the working world by providing both career counseling and an opportunity for networking.

For more information, call CKCA Director Jesse Blonder at 718-758-1339.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Congrats to CKCA Grad Dalia Avezbadalov!

CKCA graduate Dalia Avezbadalov and her mom, Elana Mammon, were featured in a wonderful article in Tablet Magazine about Bukharian food and the large population of Central Asian Jews who live in Queens. Read the full article here.

Enjoy the wonderful recipe they contributed for Perashki Kartoshkagiy, meat and potato turnovers here. The dough recipe can be turned into sufganiyot if you replace the potato mixture with jam before frying.

Join Students from All Over the World: Pro Culinary and Pastry Programs Begin January 2nd!

This winter CKCA has scheduled our most flexible dates yet for Day and Evening Programs in both Professional Culinary Arts and Professional Baking & Pastry Arts, so that working professionals and students can have the flexibility to study here full time, or spend just two evenings a week learning strategies to succeed as a classical professional chef.

Join students from all over the world who come to study classic culinary techniques in a Glatt Kosher environment.

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:

Jan 2 - March 15, 2012
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 1 pm
NO CLASS Jan 23 – 26 (Yeshiva Week), March 7,8 (Purim)

Jan 8 - May 21, 2012
Sun, Mon
6:30 - 10:30 pm
NO CLASS April 8, 9 (Pesach)

The Pro Program in Baking & Pastry Arts dates are as follows:
Jan 2 - March 15, 2012
Monday - Thursday
2 pm - 6 pm
NO CLASS Jan 23 – 26 (Yeshiva Week), March 7, 8 (Purim)

Jan 4 - May 24, 2012
Wed, Thurs
6:30 - 10:30 pm
NO CLASS March 7, 8 (Purim), April 11, 12 (Pesach)