Columbia Dining Participates in Training with Culinary Institute of America Chefs

In August, the Columbia Dining culinary team participated in a three-day training intensive led by chefs from the Culinary Institute of America. Our wonderful culinary team is constantly improving, and it’s our goal to ensure that the food served in our dining halls is fresh, high in nutrients, and delicious, of course! The team is very excited to use their newly learned skills in preparing food for our students this academic year.

September 13, 2022

The team learned how to combine different flavor profiles to create modern dishes that are bright, flavorful, and nutritious. The focus of the session was on grains and legumes.

Chef Lisa Brefere, the CEO of Gigachef Hospitality Group and and Chef Chris Muller, Culinary Director of Le Bernardin are both consultants of the Culinary Institute of America, and led the three-day session. Columbia Dining participated in both lessons and in-kitchen instruction.

The team prepared 50 dishes during the training, including Ratatouille, Black Bean Cakes, Parmesan Risotto, Striped Bass, Braised Beef, and more.

Culinary Institute of America Training 2022