I've never seriously pondered trading in my little black dresses for chef's whites but the new Spanish Culinary Arts Curriculum at the International Culinary Center has me thinking that todo es posible!
The first-of-its-kind Spanish program will launch in February 2013 at the International Culinary Center's New York City campus. It was developed in collaboration with their recently-appointed Dean of Spanish Studies José Andrés - renowned Spanish culinary innovator, James Beard award-winning chef, and the owner of ThinkFoodGroup which operates multiple restaurants across America - including Jaleo, Zaytinya, and The Bazaar by José Andrés at The SLS Hotels in Beverly Hills and South Beach. Colman Andrews, author of Catalan Cuisine, co-founder of Saveur and editorial director of www.thedailymeal.com also assisted in the development of the program.
dream of educating future generations of chefs in authentic, traditional
and modern Spanish cuisine is finally coming true with the official
launch of the Spanish Culinary Arts program at The International
Culinary Center. With
its intense passion and revolutionary avant-garde spirit, Spain is
taking the food industry in America by storm, in a way I could only have
imagined. This program will provide aspiring chefs with an incredible
opportunity to receive a formal Spanish culinary education and I’m
thrilled to take the first class to Spain, where they will be able to
personally experience everything that Spanish cuisine and culture has to
During the 11-week course, students will be trained in culinary techniques, learn about the food of Spain beginning with traditional cuisine and progressing to contemporary and avant-garde. In addition to receiving world-class training in traditional and modern Spanish cuisine, students will learn Spanish culture, history, geography and culinary terminology - making ICC's curriculum the most authentic and comprehensive Spanish culinary program in the country. And, the inaugural class will conclude with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Spain with José Andrés! How amazing is that?
If you enroll, let me know so that I can live vicariously through you! Classes begin February 5 and end April 12, 2013. Classes meet 5 times a week for 11 weeks. The tuition is $26,500.
For more infomation, visit the International Culinary Center website.