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cooking school in china
A friend is going to attend a brief cookery program in Gullin (Guelin?). I'm not sure if it is a fulltime, professional school, but at least that's a start for you.
Cooking School In ChinaI was there in March with my boyfriend who is a real foodie and a lover of Sichuan cuisine.
We went to the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine to see the school first hand - the same school that ***hsia Dunlop went to in the early 1990's. It is an amazing place - they actually have two campuses with a total of 7,000 students.
The one that is in the heart of Chengdu has a three year program - which of course is all given in Chinese.
When I was in Chengdu I met with the administration of the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine and told her we would like to have a short term program in ENGLISH. They were very cooperative and said if we could get together a group of 10 then they would run it.
I am trying to put this together for the Spring of 2010 - if you have interest in learning more please send me an email.
Note that last year the school did a four month program with the Culinary Institute of America which was successful - but it was a bit long for me.
If you are concerned about the facilities... I can assure you that this school is the real deal... not for tourists... but for chefs... If you have three years to spend in CHina it would be great... but even a two week experience would be worthwhile.
I have lots of pictures of the school - just email me for more info.
Cookingschoolinchina - thanks for your informationDear GAC10
I would definitely like to learn more about this... the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine l gave me a quote to run a two week program and of course I had no way to judge if it was fair. Can you get me more specifics on the three month program, how many hours a day? how many different classes? what do they teach... any information would be helpful.
I am open to cost saving alternatives. The program I discussed with them was for ten days of instruction. I was hoping to get a group together to go in March 2010. The prices I wrote on the web site cookinschoolinchina.com was based on a quote the school gave me (several thousand dollars for the instruction) plus the hotel fees.
With the rate they quoted we need about eight students to break even.
The big issues is I can't seem to find eight serious chefts who want to spend time in China studying cooking. I have about two or three people interested, but we need about eight... Do you know of anyone who might want to join us for two weeks?
If so we might be able to ask the school to do the program for less, with you doing the translation.
My only goal is to come back to Chengdu... with people who like to cook. any help you can give us would be great.
By the way are you in CHina or in the US..? what is your real name? and did you see the web site cookingschoolinchina.com?
As I looked up on their website, the only 2 week program they offer regularly is the Hot Pot course. According to their website, there are 5 programs that take place regularly throughout the year:
- Chef training program (3 mo): learning basic cooking skills, making the classic Sichuan, Sichuan snacks, food carving, banquet menu design, costing, knowledge of cooking raw materials, nutrition, hygiene.
-Advanced chef training program (4 mo): All of the above plus knowledge of baking & pastry, local favorites and courses with medicated effects.
- Senior Chef Seminar (1 wk): Catering business skills training, Main training content: dishes development and design, restaurants, business philosophy, industry analysis, dishes display, kitchen administration and management, inspection, etc.
- Hot Pot AKA Shabu Shabu Course (2 wk): Knowledge of hotpot materials, production of the traditional hot pot, hot pot basic management and so on.
- Cold Courses (1 wk): brine production, dish seasoning techniques, and practical cold dish production, deli business, etc.
I think the first 2 programs make the most sense as they're more comprehensive in terms of teaching one about Sichuan Cuisine. If they're putting together a 2 week program just for you?Then no doubt it's going to be expensive as they have to hire someone who speaks English and open a class just for you, and charge you a 'foreign' price.
Also from their website, I think the school has dormitory, did you get a chance to check it out? I mean, I'd opt to stay on campus if the school lets you, it could be a great opportunity to mingle with the locals and learn about local food.
BTW, My name is Grace and I'm currently in New York. Food is my biggest passion along with travel. I just got back from Madrid yesterday.
my name is eko..i'm a chinese boy,but i was born and live in indonesia..
i want to study chinese cuisine at china..
@ diane and grace
maybe we can disscuss about study chinese cuisine...
sorry my english so bad..:(
my email and YM account email@example.com
you can add my YM account..thx b4..
Are you Chinese by race?
Did you find any solution for Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine 3 or 4 months chef training program? I didn’t find any specific info regarding their 3-4months programs in Chinese its just 2-week program info in English language instruction
I might be interested as well if you kindly inform me what exactly you expect from my side if I attend 3-4 month program with you? Like you attend program with me and translate it with demonstration and I follow your instructions…
You may contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking ffwd to get your response
To whom are interested in having a Chinses cuisine experience
There are many Vocational Schools offer short term cooking courses in different places in China. It usually takes about 2 monthes for each level which general classified as Beginer, Intermediate , Professional and Expert. These classes all can provide a final exam to who wants to get a certificate which offer by China's Bureau of Labour at any local branch, these certificates are categories by Chinese Cooking;Western Cooking; Chinses Pastry;Western Pastry; Food Server, Catering Server, Bartander; Tea Ceremony...
However, they are all target on local chefs who don't need academic degrees.
Anyone, who already has the cooking experience and only wants to broaden the knowledge of Chinese cuisine，can go to Shanghai "Mei-Long-Zhen Professional Cooking School" (梅龙镇烹饪专业学校 in Chinese) for a short term class. It has 20 some years reputation and located near 2010 WORLD EXPO site, can workout your time frame and including assign you to a nice local restaurant for a hands-on learning. This shool is a non-profit organization which licenced and approved by local government.
The tuition cost estamated around 500.00 US dollars/ 2wks（6ays/wk) for a 10 people class with a basic translation provided in lecture , school can provide very basic room at 10.00/day for who need an affordable accommodation, room offer only when it's available.
If you are only one person as tourism and don't need Interpreter, they can find you an instructer who might interested in spend the leisure time with you as your personal teacher at a local price as US 50.00/ per 3hour class . if you need an Interpreter occassionally, you can trade by providing your cooking speciaty classes volunteerly. anyway, it all can be arranged by their chef's club at a low friendly service charge of US 20.00 for most foriegn cooking professional.
I hope it will answer some of your questions.
If there is anyone insterested in above mentioned; I shall happy to help you out.
China have 8 different type of cuisines, School can only provide you most general skills in such short time, but it should be enough for you to explor more Chinese cuisine later on by using this basic skill
please put "MLZ School Info Help" on letter head, so I won't miss it.
My cell phone# in Shanghai,is 011+86+15802114336 Dial from US
Bonjour et Hello,
Im an Australian running a 4 star B&B in France. Currently we are looking for a person who would like to practice their culinary skills in France and earn some extra cash teaching our 2 boys mandarin. If you know of anybody looking for a working holiday in France where they would have the opportunity to use their chinese cooking skills and develope some french cooking along the way then please contact
Leila france (33) 6 81 44 96 66 we speak english and french at home
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