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“Samplings” Classes Get Food Enthusiasts Into the Kitchens at The Culinary Institute of America

San Antonio, TX – Food enthusiasts in the San Antonio area who have been thinking about taking a cooking class at The Culinary Institute of America now have a perfect opportunity to “sample” the experience.

Samplings courses are two-hour demonstration-based classes, with interactive components that provide an entrée into learning cooking skills from a CIA expert. For the spring season, the CIA San Antonio is offering Mastering Fresh Pasta on April 30 and Glorious Grilling on May 21. Both classes run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The pasta class covers how to make fresh pastas in a variety of shapes, and with different fillings and sauces. Grilling will cover the tips and tricks that professional chefs use to grill meats, seafood, vegetables, and fruits.

“These classes are designed for someone who is looking to learn more about a specific technique. The lecture and demonstration delve pretty deeply into a single subject,” says April Goess, director of education at the CIA San Antonio, who is teaching this spring’s classes. “And don’t be surprised if I ask you to join me on stage to help prepare some of the dishes.”

For $75 per person, participants get the lecture about a cooking technique, demonstration of several preparations, a tasting of the foods being made, and recipes of the day’s dishes.

Registration for both courses can be made at the CIA’s Food Enthusiast webpage, or by calling 1-800-888-7850.

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The Culinary Institute of America at San Antonio is hosting “Samplings” courses for food enthusiasts, where anyone can become a CIA student for a couple of hours. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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