As a participant in the culinary arts specialty, you will be engaged in every aspect of the culinary arts — choosing the right ingredients, learning new cooking techniques, and understanding the history and culture behind many foods. We will shop at local farmer’s markets, learn how to plan a menu, and understand the process of transforming raw ingredients into delicious dishes. In groups, we will prepare a vast assortment of foods from scratch, develop catering skills, and learn to cook live in front of clients. The culinary art program extends out of the kitchen as it may incorporate trips to professional bakeries, restaurant kitchens, food festivals, and more.
The program will culminate with the execution of a menu and the production of catered dishes that will be served as part of the week’s final presentation.
Your 2013 Artists in Residence
Arrival and opening ceremonies
Morning: Discussion, Kitchen and knife safety, Practice cutting techniques, Learn the history of Jewish cuisine
Afternoon: Receive recipe booklet, Review use of recipe measurements, Discuss utilization of raw ingredients for manufactured food
Morning: Follow recipes to make multiple dishes, Pasta making workshop
Afternoon: JCC Cares, Discuss ingredients and recipes
Morning: Discuss plating and food presentations, Visit local farmers market
Afternoon: Plan and create dishes with purchased crops, Build a menu
Morning: Prepare for final performance, Review menu, Execute and plate food, Closing discussion
Afternoon: ArtsFest finale
Evening: Closing party
Sample Schedules are from past ArtsFests.