The Culinary Institute of America Brings Cooking Boot Camp to Finger Lakes

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Popular Program for Food Lovers Coming to Canandaigua

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Virginia Muré
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Hyde Park, NY – Food and wine enthusiasts in the Finger Lakes region have a unique opportunity to learn from the acclaimed chefs of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)—right in their own backyard. The CIA is bringing its popular five-day Culinary Boot Camp—Basic Training program to the New York Wine & Culinary Center (NYWCC) in Canandaigua, NY on June 24–28, 2013.

Participants in the CIA Boot Camp program will enjoy hands-on cooking instruction and chef demonstrations as they learn and practice knife skills, kitchen terminology, and a variety of cooking methods. They will also participate in food and wine pairings, prepare gourmet meals, and enjoy a tour and dinner at the NYWCC.

The class will be led by Chef Michael Skibitcky, who, before joining the CIA faculty, held executive chef and other culinary positions at prestigious establishments including the Hotel Pierre and the United Nations in New York City, the Inn on the Park Hotel in London, and country clubs in Pennsylvania and Long Island.

For more information and to enroll, call 1-888-579-4454 or visit our website.

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CIA Chef Michael Skibitcky teaches Culinary Boot Camp to food enthusiasts. (Photo credit: CIA)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 45,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

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