We are offering two programs this sumnmer. One for the general public and one for food professionals and ICA graduates. Please pass along to your circle. The students need not be vegan or vegetarian, just desirous of learning more about how to prepare delicious, healthy cuisine...
All our best,
Donna and Chef Al
Institute for Culinary Awakening
20 DAY VEGAN CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM *
July 5-29, Portland, Oregon.
Chef Al Chase of the Institute for Culinary Awakening is offering a 100-hour program in the Vegan Culinary Arts. Learn more about presenting and preparing organic, plant-based cuisine, both cooked and raw. Visit
www.chefal.org for more information.
6 DAY VEGAN CULINARY ARTS ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM CURRICULUM
Specializing in Organic, Farm Fresh, Local Seasonal Cuisine!
Monday, August 8 - Saturday, August 13, 2005;
Sessions will include information, demonstrations and hands-on training regarding but not limited to the following subjects:
~~Healthful Oils: choosing the best organic oils to cook with as well as use as condiments; sample tastings
~~Alternative Sweeteners: choosing the best sweeteners to use based on application of vegan dish; sample tastings
~~Spices & Seasonings: sourcing and being familiar with the variety of spices and seasonings available; applications for usage
~~Appealing Appetizers; Sensational Soups; Enticing Entrees
~~Sauces, condiments, salads, salad dressings
~~Baking segment includes breads, rustic and fancy desserts
~~Intuitive and Seasonal Cooking: learn how to be spontaneous with what you have available in the kitchen and how best to work with seasonal, local and regional produce
~~Knives: knife selection, usage and sharpening demonstration and teaching throughout program. Knife Skills development is a feature of the daily hands-on program and will be monitored by the chef for
further instruction and feedback if necessary.
~~Menu Planning: learn what is the best way to menu plan for yourself, your business and family
~~Recipe Development: learn what goes into creating great recipes
~~Organic/Vegan Resources: Suggested Books, Videos, DVDs, Publications, Websites for you and your clients.
Visit www.chefal.org or call 541.686.8443 for more
I did a 12 day program 2 years ago and it was fantastic. They are really great people and you get to meet new great people too! I am hoping to attend the 6 day course. They can answer all your questions, don't be shy!