Hyde Park, NY – The
Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is offering an exciting new online class—“CraftBeer.com
Beer & Food Course”—available at ciaprochef.com/beerandfood.
Produced by the Brewers Association, publishers of CraftBeer.com, this
comprehensive online program features engaging educational videos, extensive
instruction in beer and food pairing, and resourceful demonstrations on how to
expertly present craft beer.
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade
association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers,
and the community of brewing enthusiasts. Adam Dulye,
a 1997 CIA graduate and executive chef of the Brewers Association, is co-author
of the CraftBeer.com Beer & Food
Videos in the CraftBeer.com Beer & Food
Course feature Chef Dulye in conversation with Julia Herz, Craft Beer program director; Hutch Kugeman,
head brewer at The Brewery at the CIA; Jonathan Zearfoss, CIA
professor of culinary science; and John
Fischer, CIA professor of hospitality and service management about the
growing influence of craft beer on today’s menus.
“In many cases, beer is now on the same level playing field
as wine and spirits,” says Chef Dulye. “Chefs are
starting to recognize all the possibilities with beer and how it can pair and
elevate the dining experience. We are thrilled the CIA is helping us bring that
message to the chefs of tomorrow.”
Any consultant hired to teach beer and food would likely
cover the material found in the CraftBeer.com Beer
& Food Course. It is the foremost tried-and-tested content for curricula
and reading lists for chefs who want to lead in beer pairing, and it’s available
to download for free.
Beer accounts for $105.9 billion in sales in the U.S.,
compared to an estimated $50 billion for wine, and is increasingly in demand on
restaurant menus. The CraftBeer.com Beer
& Food Course aims to educate chefs and beverage professionals about
the importance and value of beer and food pairings.
The videos highlighting the CraftBeer.com Beer & Food
Course were produced as an industry service through a partnership between the
Brewers Association and The Culinary Institute of America’s Digital Media team.
View information on downloading the free course at ciaprochef.com/beerandfood.
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Digital Media
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier
culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and
hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree
majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate
degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education
through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs
and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting
services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its
worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the
food business. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and
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