The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute of America Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Michael Ruhlman
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Secret Sharer

• Michael joined the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) as a student and got his knives and uniform.

• Michael's first class at the CIA was Culinary Skill Development with Chef Pardus.

• While students trained at CIA they also took classes.

• Another introductory class at CIA was Culinary Math, taught by Julia Hill.

• CIA's schedule was divided into blocks.

• Each block included 14 class days divided out over 3 weeks.

Routine

• Chapter 2 picks up at day 3 of Skills. Everything was running smoothly in class.

• Skills started each day with Chef Pardus talking about that days plan and giving a demonstration.

• Afterwards, the students would make the recipe that was on that days agenda.

• On day five of class the students made consomme.

• Consomme was a complicated dish that demonstrated a cooks true skills.

• After making consomme, Chef Pardus told Michael that he could be a good cook.

Day Eight

• Students...

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