Culinary Arts

Do you dream about being the next Top Chef? Are people constantly asking you where you got the recipe for your Matzoh balls? Culinary Arts offers you the opportunity to be hands-on in the kitchen with professional chefs who will engage you in every aspect of running a kitchen and preparing delicious food. From choosing the best ingredients, learning innovative cooking techniques, and understanding the history and culture of food, you and your team will work alongside your Artist in Residence (and special guest chefs) to learn how to plan a menu and understand the process of transforming raw ingredients into delicious dishes. Your culinary creations will be showcased, served, and devoured at the JCC Maccabi Final ArtsFest Showcase.

Audition Requirements – Culinary 2020

What are we looking for?

  • A passion for cooking
  • An appreciation for culinary arts, and what it takes to run a kitchen
  • A passion for trying different foods, for experimenting with different and challenging ingredients and for creating different dishes
  • An interest in the global food market, grocery stores, and shopping
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity about food and a desire to collaborate
  • Some prior experience in the kitchen with knives and other cooking techniques such as slicing, dicing, baking, etc. would be helpful.

Please answer the following questions in the text boxes provided on the application.

  1. Tell us briefly about your experiences with the culinary arts at home. Are you the family chef? A TV armchair creative chef who “competes” while watching CHOPPED? A secret cook who experiments in the kitchen when no one is looking? How does food preparation play a role in your life?
  2. Talk us through your favorite dish to prepare. Why is it your favorite, and what do you wish to elicit in the person consuming the dish?
  3. Why do you want to participate in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest?
  4. Anything else you would like us to know about you and your interest and skills in the culinary arts?