Culinary Institute of Virginia’s Casual Gourmet Classes

Make Professional Instruction Available to the Home Cook

NORFOLK, Va. - (October 10, 2007) - Culinary Institute of Virginia, the School of Culinary Arts at ECPI College of Technology, is celebrating one year of culinary excellence in Norfolk. The school’s hands-on approach to culinary education has drawn over 200 students to the 18 month associate degree program.

Starting in October, in addition to the degree program, Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) will offer a Casual Gourmet cooking series. These individual classes are designed for the home cook who wants to improve skills and learn new techniques in a variety of areas. Students of the Casual Gourmet classes are taught in real kitchens with the same “learn by doing” philosophy that guides all CIV programs.

“We’ve had tremendous interest from folks in the community to expand our class offerings for the general public,” says Mark Dreyfus, president. “The timing is perfect to add these courses as people begin thinking about holiday parties and entertaining. People are passionate about cooking, and we are thrilled to share our professional staff and facilities with the community.”

Classes cover a variety of subject matters and are offered on weeknights and weekends. Registration is required and can be completed on the web site at www.chefva.com or by calling 757-858-2433. Spaces are limited.

The Culinary Institute of Virginia is located at 2428 Almeda Avenue, in Norfolk. Graduates of the 72-week program earn an associate of applied science degree in culinary science. Externships with area restaurants and hotels are a central tenet of the curriculum, and students are required to participate in community service projects with local hospitals, foodbanks and service organizations.

About ECPI University

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, [ Continue Reading... ]

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services are provided. Continuing education certification classes and testing are also available.

ECPI's fields of study include:

TECHNOLOGY


BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

HEALTH SCIENCES

CULINARY

(Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.ecpi.edu

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