So, during the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine we have spoken about the benefits of online distance learning that can be done from the comfort of your own home. You may now be asking yourself (and us!) what’s next? While free courses are great and all, they often skirt past the more specialized, professional aspects of the subject matter (I would say that is fair enough, as the old saying goes: you get what you pay for!)
For those occupied in the culinary arts profession, it may have been interesting to dabble in a new cuisine or learn a couple of new techniques, however as all of us approach our final few months of 2020 you may be looking for something substantial, so you can leave the year with a legitimate qualification on your resume. Well don’t worry because I got you covered! For all of you culinary arts professionals out there, I introduce to you: CIA Prochef.
Today I hope to expose to you the wealth of culinary knowledge which is the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) as well as their wonderfully jam-packed course and our exclusive insight on how to pursue it! So read on and cook like a celebrity chef in no-time!
The Culinary Institute of America began its story in 1946- as the New Haven Restaurant Institute, opens its doors. Being the first of its kind in the USA, the school was opened to train returning veterans of WW2 in the culinary field in order to help their transition to civilian life. While the school’s initial purpose was that of military rehabilitation, the founders Frances Roth and Katharine Angell had bigger visions: to create a centre for culinary knowledge of the USA. With this goal, the school took leaps and bounds forward…
In the following years from its inception, the CIA would go on to be overwhelmed by applications, both from returning veterans as well as normal citizens wanting to gain a more prestigious culinary arts education. To cope with the increased numbers of students, the institute would go on to relocate and expand its campuses to ensure that all students had a dedicated place of learning. By the end of the 1970’s, the institute would be known as the leader of culinary education in the USA with Life Magazine describing it as “The Harvard of Haute Cuisine.” in 1978
From the 1980’s onwards, the CIA would continue to expand its curriculum and premises, with multiple student restaurants opening for undergrads to test their skills. The coming decades would also mark the school’s first West Coast expansion into California and the organization’s own festivals and nutrition initiatives.
Fast forward to today, the CIA is considered the prime authority for culinary arts education in the USA and one of the most prestigious of the world, the alumni of the CIA have gone onto found some of the most luxurious restaurants in the world.
So now you understand the calibre of education we are talking about here, let’s get to the more important part: How can you get it?
Well, as mentioned, not all of us have the luxury of studying in the USA, or even leaving our house right now! However, recognising this, the CIA has recently released their Prochef program- a series of extensive online courses that train aspiring chefs from the comfort of their own home! Prospective students simply need to apply and will be guided to a course of their respective skill level (there are 3 in total!)
So what makes this course different from a number of the other free or cheaper courses available online today?
Well, let’s start with the prestige: All of the famous chefs listed above have graduated from the CIA and have gone onto create amazing culinary empires and legacies- many of which (Bocuse for example) have continued to credit CIA to this day. The celebrity alumni and respect, combined with CIA’s long history and glowing reputation has meant that any certification from the institute is extremely highly regarded in the culinary sector.
Aside from the prestige of the educator, the main aspect of the course that sets it apart from similar courses in its field is the hands-on, customized experience that students receive from CIA. From the very beginning, students of the Prochef program are paired with a qualified adviser/instructor who will digitally confer with students and guide them through the course material based on the students own experience and education.
At the end of the course students will have an expertise in a plethora of new culinary arts techniques, an insight into how successful chefs perfect their craft and ultimately the philosophy of creating perfect cuisine.
Are you interested in learning to creare top notch, celebrity grade cuisine from the comfort of your own home? Well we can help you with that! Hospitality Academy will now be offering CIA Prochef courses directly to you! You can apply by emailing us at [email protected]
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