TOP 5 CULINARY MASTERCLASSES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
When it comes to culinary masterclasses, there are many courses one can attend from all over the globe, but there are only a few that are cut above the rest; in cities such as New York & London to name a few.
If you have ever attended a culinary class, you will know first-hand that it is one in a lifetime experience. It is a combination of fantastic food, excellent teaching, and company to making it something that should be on everyone’s wish list of things to do.
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The New York Culinary experience
Hosted by New York Magazine and the International Culinary Centre, the New York Culinary experience is a masterclass that takes place once a year in New York with a host of more than 30 of the culinary industry’s most celebrated talents. The business is set to announce its 2017 dates and is an experience which should not be missed! This two-day experience offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to cook side-by-side some of the best-renowned chefs in the world.
Last year the New York Culinary Experience saw the likes of Ricky Estrellado from Nobu and Ellesandra Altein from Bouchon Bakery, and this year the line-up is predicted to be even more exciting. This two-day course is filled with classes including a knife skill session, a signature dishes class that will wow your party guest in the future as well as a restaurant dessert class too. In addition to this, you will participate in a live Q&A with the chefs and also an interactive session with students who are the next generation of leading chefs. ‘Cooking, tasting, laughing and learning’ ate just a few words used to describe 2016’s masterclass and I am pretty sure 2017 will be filled with more laughs.
Top Chef Dubai
Another great culinary masterclass comes courtesy of Top Chef Dubai. This experience provides both beginners and experienced cooks a chance to improve their cooking and take it to the next level. Top Chef was founded by Nadira Benaissa in 2013 and headed by Chef Cristina Mennah, who has international experience working in France, Thailand, The United States and Mexico.
The team at Top Chef Dubai offer a broad range of services, changing your dining experience forever. At Top Chef Dubai you have a number of options such as cooking in their vibrant cooking studio or a service provided at home, meaning you get to enjoy a culinary class from the comfort of your home. The company also carries out an exclusive package for parties, making birthdays that much more interesting. Further to this, Top Chef Dubai also specialise in a number of diverse cuisines such as Liberian, Jourdain, and Syrian cuisine.
L’Atelier des Chefs
When we think about London, we think ‘cosmopolitan city’, and when it comes to culinary masterclasses at L’atelier des Chefs it doesn’t come much more cosmopolitan than that. This culinary masterclass located in the heart of London offers classes in Thai, Japanese, Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine to name a few. While participating in courses, you also have the opportunity to improve on your baking and knife skills as well as a ray of other skill learning opportunities.
From each class you can expect nothing but the best- you get taught step by step by a professional chef as well as picking up cooking tips along the away. The culinary experience does not stop there! After the class you will receive a number of treats and discounts from the company, making L’atelier des Chefs your culinary home while in London.
Masterclass with the Master Chef at The Dorchester Hotel
The Dorchester Hotel in London also offers an exclusive masterclass experience. You will cook with Executive Chef; Henry Brosi, who has over 30 years culinary experience. This is the perfect gift, as it includes the masterclass, a goodie bag, and lunch too. Chef Henry Brosi is keen to share his passion for seasonal ingredients and fine for those who have an interest in culinary.
The South African Chef Association
If we go south of the globe, South Africa is a country that has a heavy focus on food. The South African Chef Association now hosted a number of culinary masterclasses for those who have a love or simply an interest in food and cooking. Unlike many other masterclasses, this course was introduced to promote South African products such as Ostrich brought to you by Klein Karro and sugar by Huletts promoting home grown produce.
The class also equips learners with an interactive, informative culinary training masterclass, changing the way you cook forever. One of the classes that can be taken is ‘Be our Valentines’, which takes care of the romance for you. At this class, you learn first-hand from Chef Dilene Cranna, who will disclose her fudge recipe as well as give a demonstration on how to spruce up your basic champagne and orange juice drinks- a classic accompaniment to breakfast in bed.
No matter where you are in the world, you’re guaranteed to find a culinary masterclass that will take your cooking to the next level.