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CIA Classes

frankiii Oct 26, 2006 05:39 PM

I was thinking about doing one of the week long CIA classes this summer. Has anyone done one? Any experiences to note? They sound like fun but I worry that it might be too geared toward the total beginner. I am no expert but I know a fair bit about about food and cook a lot. Can anyone comment as to the experience level and content?

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  1. pescatarian RE: frankiii Oct 26, 2006 05:54 PM

    Here's an old thread you might find helpful:


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      frankiii RE: pescatarian Oct 26, 2006 07:31 PM

      thanks. It is the CIA "boot camp" in NY that I was thinking about. I think I might just have to do that. The report makes it sound great

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        pescatarian RE: frankiii Oct 26, 2006 07:33 PM

        I agree. It's on my list of the things to do!

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      Sherri RE: frankiii Oct 26, 2006 05:55 PM

      There was a post about this CIA NY program not long ago. Someone who'd attended chronicled the week of "Culinary Boot Camp" which is what I assume you are asking about. If you are referencing the programs at CIA Greystone in Napa, CA, that is a different thing altogether.

      1. Infomaniac RE: frankiii Oct 26, 2006 06:13 PM

        I took the ProChef Certification course from CIA at Greystone. I'm not in the food industry, but a friend of mine who is, got me into the class with a group of people from his company. It was a week I'll never forget. I thought I knew a little about food until I took this course. http://www.ciaprochef.com/prochef/

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          uvahustla RE: Infomaniac Mar 11, 2008 06:54 AM


          Can you tell me about the experience? Did you actually take the certification exam or just the classes?

          Thanks a lot,


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