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    How-To Videos

  • Watch, Learn, Then Try It at Home

    If you want to learn the right technique, come to the CIA—we wrote the book on food, literally! Our faculty wrote the textbooks that many other schools use. Our YouTube channel offers hundreds of cooking and food-related videos, but we’ve curated a list of the top videos that will help expand your culinary and baking skills.

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    Guacamole

    Chef Robert Tremblay gets cooking with a definite crowd-pleaser, guacamole! Follow along from home as he takes you through the steps to make this popular dip. A major part of the education at the CIA is understanding the how’s and why’s of your ingredients. So you’ll learn all about the ingredients, techniques, and flavor profiles that make this dish complete while you watch! Get the recipe >

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    Just for Educators

    If you haven’t yet visited our Educator’s page, do! We have downloadable classroom materials like food ID handouts, lesson plans, and more! Get educator resources >
  • Cooking and Baking Methods Classroom Videos

    In these six videos, Chef Robert Tremblay ’10 and Chef Payton Spear ’20 will cover the foundational kitchen cooking and baking methods important to any young chef or baker. Whether for use in the classroom or simply for a homework assignment, this series is perfect for the aspiring young chef or food professional in your school.

     

    Dry Heat Part 1


     

    Dry Heat Part 2


     

    Moist Heat


     

    Combination


     

    Quick Bread: Irish Soda Bread


     

    Recipe Conversions: Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • Physiology of Taste Classroom Videos

    In these five videos, Chef Robert Tremblay ’10 and Chef Payton Spear ’20 cover the five tastes and their characteristics. Whether for use in the classroom or simply for a homework assignment, this series is perfect for the aspiring young chef or food professional in your school.

     

    Salt


     

    Sweet


     

    Bitter


     

    Sour


     

    Umami


     
  • How-To Videos

     

    French Onion Soup


     

    Deconstructed Elotes (Mexican-Style Street Corn)


     

    How to Chop Garlic


     

    How to Make Homemade Chicken Broth


     

    How to Make a Roux


     

    How to Prepare and Cut Herbs


    Keep watching! Check out more instructional videos just for educators on our YouTube playlist.