Attending Culinary School

No, I am not taking classes at a culinary school.  I went to lunch at one today.  Our local college has a culinary program.  Once a week, they invite the community to come dine and taste the food the students have made (for a very reasonable cost of $11.95).  Todays menu was Italian and some of the items to choose from were osso bucco, risotto Milanese, puttanesca and more.


You can see the chefs standing at their stations along the back wall in the picture above.


This was the pastry station and a couple of the chefs waiting to prepare a wonderful caramelized peach dessert.



If you have a culinary school in your area, check it out and see if they have a program like this.  It gives the students a chance to explain how their dishes were prepared and see what it is like to interact with customers.   We really enjoyed our experience.

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  1. Dar says:

    Looks like fun and as you said, very reasonable. There is a cooking school in S.F. that does this same sort of event. I’ve yet to get to it though. Maybe I need to put that on my To Do list.


  2. Beverly says:

    What a wonderful concept! What did you have, and how was it?

  3. Jane says:

    This looks like such a great time, Penny, and a win/win for both the chefs and the guests!


  4. That sounds like a great idea. Our local community college has a culinary class and I believe in the past they have had dinners in which everything was locally sourced. I saw it when I was on campus taking a class and had forgotten all about it. I’ll have to check it out. Our local Whole Foods does fun classes too, and the times that we went they gave swag:>)

  5. Penny says:

    Love those little cake rounds on the marble slab. What fun.

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