Introduction to Culinary Arts 6-Week Course

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This six week course, designed to teach the beginner chef basic Culinary Arts techniques, is the most popular offering in our Community Education program. Upon completion of the course, students will have more confidence in the kitchen and a solid culinary foundation to parlay into more advanced cooking courses.

Sessions Being Offered (select at time of purchase):


WINTER 2020: Thursdays - 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, and 2/13 

SPRING 2020: Thursdays - 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, and 5/28

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

    Class 1: Knife Skills & Stocks
    Class 2: Sauces
    Class 3: Soups
    Class 4: Vegetables & Starches
    Class 5: Handmade Pasta & Sauces
    Class 6: Dry Methods of Cooking

What to Expect:

  • Classes are typically 2 1/2 hours long (unless otherwise noted)
  • Classes are limited to 12 students per kitchen
  • Participants typically work individually to execute recipes; however, teamwork may be designated per chef preference
  • You will be standing and cooking for most of the class.
  • We ask that all participants wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes as the kitchen floors can be slippery.  Any type of heels should not be worn.
  • Long pants are also suggested to protect the skin from possible burns.
  • Long hair should be tied back and secure.

What Do I Bring to Class?
This class requires each attendee to have the following items: 6-9 inch Chef Knife, 2-4 inch Paring Knife, Mixing Spoon, Measuring Cup Set, Measuring Spoon Set, Vegetable Peeler, Whisk, Tongs, and Flexible Spatula. If you don’t have these items, don’t worry! These items are available in a pre-packaged toolkit for sale in our online store:

We ask that students please treat their tools responsibly, as the College is not responsible for any lost tools.

This course is held in the kitchens of the historical Allison Mansion at 4207 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Guests are welcome to use our FREE gated parking lot directly off of Walnut Street between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Please enter the main entrance to be directed to your course by a College representative.




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