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A look at culinary schools' fall classes for continuing education

A look at culinary schools' fall classes for continuing education

From food science and Japanese street food to basic nutrition certification, many culinary schools have announced their fall offerings for continuing education classes.

Here are a few highlights of classes available for food and beverage professionals:

Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I., will offer evening and weekend classes from Sept. 11 to Nov. 28 in such topics as, Food & Beverage Cost Control, Introduction to Nutrition, Baking Science and Principles of Artisan Bread Baking. Johnson & Wales continuing education courses this fall will run $158 per credit to $960 for a three-credit lab. For more information contact the school at [email protected].

Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking, will return to The French Culinary Institute in New York and present a class on food science with the school’s vice president of culinary arts, Nils Norén and director of culinary technology Dave Arnold from October 21-22. In addition to covering sous-vide techniques, the class will discuss hydrocolloids, unusual emulsifiers and rotary distillation. Tuition, including books and supplies, is $995. Visit to register.

The Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, Calif., will present Japan: Flavors of Culture from Nov. 4 to 6 as part of its annual Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival series. They promise lectures, cooking demos and tastings presented by more than 50 chefs and food professionals from Japan’s foodservice facilities, ranging from a three-Michelin-star kaiseki restaurant in Kyoto to bustling noodle bars in Tokyo.

The meeting will include classes in the art of Japanese knife techniques, a primer in Japan’s street food and a seminar on preparing Japanese pickles. Advance registration for foodservice operators and educators is $1,095 and runs until Aug. 31. General registration will begin Sept. 1 and cost $1,295. For more information visit:

Please send other class listings to [email protected].

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