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Viking Culinary Schools – A Different Sort of Cooking Experience

Posted on | August 28, 2010 | Comments Off on Viking Culinary Schools – A Different Sort of Cooking Experience

Article by Adam Carter

If you are a culinary Neanderthal like me, then you may not know that Viking stoves are considered some of the best restaurant quality cooking ranges in the world. But what I find even more interesting than the durability of their products is their Viking culinary centers.

While the Viking culinary school programs do not provide a professional culinary education, they are quickly gaining a reputation as great way for foodies (cooking enthusiasts) and amateur cooks to improve their techniques and see demonstrations by some of the best local and celebrity chefs in the country.

With over 16 locations in Anchorage, AK, Walnut Creek CA, Atlanta GA, Glenview IL, St. Louis MO, Greenwood and Ridgeland MS, Fairfield NJ, New York (Garden City), Cleveland (Lyndhurst) OH, Philadelphia (Bryn Mawr) PA, Memphis and Nashville (Franklin) TN, Dallas and Houston (The Woodlands) TX along with Salt Lake City, UT, the Viking culinary programs are able to incorporate a diverse blend of cooking styles from across the country.

The Viking Culinary Program Overview

The Viking culinary program has basically five major components: hands-on workshops, demonstrations by a professional chef, cooking classes for kids & teenagers, classes by visiting guest chefs, or private special events. Each Viking culinary center in turn creates its own unique courses and classes such as “Lunch and Learns” or “Girls Night Out – Vegas Style”.

Viking Culinary Hands-on Workshops: These are some of the most popular courses given in Viking culinary centers. With a workshop you are given an apron and set loose to get your hands dirty! In a small group of 12 students, you will be instructed by a professional chef in creating various recipes.

You will get a chance to use some the finest in Viking cooking ranges, appliances, cookware and cutlery. You will also be given a personal recipe packet so you can prepare the same meal for your family and friends at home.

Viking Culinary Chef Demonstrations: In these classes, you will have an opportunity to watch a great menu being prepared and hear step-by-step instructions from one the Viking culinary center’s best chefs. You will be seated in a comfortable setting with a clear view of everything that happens. This is a completely informal atmosphere in which you can question the chef on the best procedures displayed in making a specific recipe.

Viking Culinary Classes for Kids & Teens: These classes are designed to help the budding chef develop his or her basic cooking skills and learn some basics such as proper knife skills, and food safety.

Viking Culinary Guest Chefs: Each Viking culinary center takes great pride in finding and persuading the best local chefs and culinary celebrities to come and give demonstrations on a wide range of culturally diverse menus and recipes.

Viking Culinary Special Events: With these catered private events, you make up the theme, the guest list and your local Viking culinary school will take care of the rest. These special events are great ways to increase morale and build team sprit among employees, host a really unique dinner party or just hang out with loved ones for anniversaries, birthdays and family get-togethers.

Now that you know more about Viking culinary program you can understand why local Viking culinary centers are hosting some of the most popular cooking classes in the country.

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