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CIA Boot Camp

sibeats Apr 27, 2008 05:42 PM

I'm not sure what board to post this on, but since the CIA is in our region, I'll try here. Has anyone done the Boot Camp programs? I'm especially interested in either the asian or italian, but they are both 5 day programs, and I don't want to commit if it's not for me.
I did a 6 month culinary school many years ago, worked for a high profile caterer for a couple of years, went on my own for about 6 years and then packed it in for various reasons, but still kept my hand in it on a casual basis. I'd love to learn specifics of asian cuisine, so if anyone has any info on this program, I'd love to hear all about it! Thanks.

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    Jim P RE: sibeats Apr 28, 2008 12:13 PM

    I asked the same question some months ago. Here is the link to the responses I received.


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      sibeats RE: Jim P Apr 28, 2008 04:38 PM

      Thanks, I had seen the thread when I searched before posting my question. I guess I am specifically looking for info on the asian or italian programs rather than the basic skills ones, but I haven't found any info on those. Did you ever make it out there?

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        KathyH RE: sibeats Jun 18, 2008 08:28 AM

        Next week my husband and I are going to the Culinary Institute of America and taking a 2 day bbq boot camp class. I am so excited!!!! I can't wait. I gave him the classes as a Christmas gift. I know, I'm an awesome wife.

        Anyway, has anyone taken any of the boot camp classes at the CIA? Just curious what to expect.

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          sibeats RE: KathyH Jun 18, 2008 02:46 PM

          Please report back and let us know how it is!!

    2. sixelagogo RE: sibeats Jun 19, 2008 03:57 AM

      Have you looked into the prochef program there..i get a lot of spam from them on this program, and if i had the time, i'd love to take some of their classes. It's more focused on professional chef's than recreational ones and has targeted learning, some ethnic, some skills specific.

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        sibeats RE: sixelagogo Jun 19, 2008 07:09 AM

        It looks like it's a 30 week program, not individual courses. Or am I misreading it?

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