Dietary Manager 360 | Continuing Education

All CBDM prior approved courses. Designed for Certified Dietary Managers (CDM) and Certified Food Protection Professionals.(CFPP).
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Food Narratives

Food, glorious food! Is food a source of pleasure or anxiety? What did you have for dinner last night or for breakfast this morning? How did you decide what to eat and how to prepare it? Do you long for the food of your childhood? Does your religion and spiritual life guide your food choices? How would you describe the flavors of last night's meal to your best friend? These are the sorts of questions that trigger the most memorable writing on the subject of cuisine and gastronomy. In this cou...
The New School

Vegetarian Cuisine (San Antonio, TX)

In this class, produce rules! Through discussions, product identification, tasting, and hands-on production, you will learn to prepare a range of dishes where vegetables are at the center of the plate. You’ll create delicious classical and contemporary vegetarian preparations that ensure a healthier meal—without sacrificing flavor. And you will also discover a variety of lesser-known vegetables that will take you beyond your comfort zone into the innovative world of meatless cookery. The h...
The Culinary Institute of America

Spain and the World Table (San Antonio, TX)

Experience one of Spain’s greatest culinary inventions—tapas! These incredibly satisfying small bites have become popular throughout the world, and now you can discover for yourself why they’re all the rage. In this hands-on course, you’ll explore the excitement, passion, and innovation of Spanish cooking and gain the culinary know-how and appetizing recipes to make tapas any time you have the urge. From simple finger foods to complex, hearty dishes, get ready to fall in love with Spai...
The Culinary Institute of America

South of the Border: Mexican Favorites (San Antonio, TX)

Take a culinary tour of Oaxaca, Yucatán, Bajío, and the Gulf of Mexico in this one-day exploration of Mexican cuisine, one of the most dynamic and flavorful in the world. With an easy and fun approach, our chef will introduce you to the authentic cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavor profiles of Mexico. You’ll learn how to cook with chiles and other native ingredients while preparing traditional dishes such as enchiladas, pollo pibil, fish Veracruzana-style, salsas, guacamole, handma...
The Culinary Institute of America

Soups for All Seasons (San Antonio, TX)

What could be more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup? Whether it’s a clear broth, creamy purée, chunky gumbo, or rib-sticking chowder, there’s a soup to suit every season and nearly every occasion. Plus, soup preparation provides essential culinary lessons, from flavor development to seasoning. In this class, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques and characteristics of various soup categories as you prepare a selection of satisfying bowls based on a variety of meats, legumes, an...
The Culinary Institute of America

Sharpening Your Knife Skills (San Antonio, TX)

Professional chefs agree…the number one tool in the kitchen is a quality knife. And since knives provide the foundation for good food, it’s essential for every cook to understand how to get the most from this indispensable implement. In this all-important class, you’ll learn all about knife selection, maintenance, and usage. You’ll also discuss and practice proper knife care, knife handling and safety, and knife cuts. From creating a dice to producing a chiffonade, you’ll gain the sk...
The Culinary Institute of America

The Many Flavors of Texas (San Antonio, TX)

Big Texas means big flavor, especially at the CIA San Antonio, where we showcase the area’s distinctive cuisines. In this hands-on class, you’ll get introduced to the five unique cultures that make up the many flavors of Texas—from BBQ and flavors of the Gulf to cowboy chic, Tex-Mex, and the comfort foods of the South. You’ll prepare a variety of specialty dishes that best represent each style of cuisine. Class highlights include chef lectures, demonstrations, and lots of cooking and s...
The Culinary Institute of America

Italian Cooking at Home (San Antonio, TX)

Pasta may be Italy’s most popular contribution to world food, but Italian cuisine is far more diverse than just pastas and sauces. Italian Cooking at Home explores the amazing variety of foods and flavors across every region of Italy, from little snacks and tidbits (spuntini) to the glories of a true Italian brodo (soup broth), from fresh pastas to crespelle (sfoglie). We’ll explore traditional favorites like creamy risotto, and also sample a selection of lesser-known—but equally delicio...
The Culinary Institute of America

An Indian Feast (San Antonio, TX)

Explore the mystique and lore of one of the most colorful and exciting culinary regions of Asia. As a nation of 28 states, India contains a dramatic range of cuisines showcasing seasonal ingredients and unique cooking techniques. During this rich and informative expedition, we will unveil the distinct culinary preferences of India's most influential states and prepare authentic dishes from Kerala, Gujarat, Goa, West Bengal, Tamil, and Punjab. Featured dishes include lamb with vinegar and garli...
The Culinary Institute of America

Hors d’Oeuvre for the Holidays (San Antonio, TX)

Served formally or casually, hors d’oeuvre are always a crowd favorite, especially during the holidays. Join us as we create a broad range of stylish small bites, from informal starters to elegant appetizers. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on activities, you will learn the techniques and recipes for preparing a selection of bite-sized treats perfect for holiday entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a party for two or 20, you will have the confidence and culinary know-how you need to ...
The Culinary Institute of America

Holiday Brunch (San Antonio, TX)

What better way to celebrate the holidays than with a simple, elegant brunch? Ideal for special occasions and family celebrations, the brunch menu can be as elaborate or simple as you wish, and the get-together as formal or casual as you like. The type of food and the way it’s served (at the table or from a buffet) is totally up to you. Join us as we prepare an assortment of recipes perfect for your holiday gatherings, from mimosas to quick breads to quiche. Your guests are sure to enjoy our...
The Culinary Institute of America

Healthy Cooking at Home (San Antonio, TX)

Who says food can’t be nutritious and delicious? This class will show you how to create mouthwatering dishes with sophisticated appeal sure to satisfy health-conscious folks and skeptics alike. You will learn about current health and wellness issues as well as ingredients and cooking techniques you can use to build a healthier you. After reviewing the menu of our flavorful seasonal recipes, you’ll be eager to head right into the CIA kitchen to prepare them. Healthy cooking never tasted so ...
The Culinary Institute of America

Global Street Foods (San Antonio, TX)

More and more, people are sampling true local fare and exciting new culinary creations at outdoor vendors and farmers’ markets. Food trucks are omnipresent in many cities and have devoted followers. Yes, street food has moved into the epicurean spotlight! In this course, you will look at street food from a different perspective. Instead of exploring dishes by their origin, you’ll focus on how they’re served—in a bowl, on a stick, as a sandwich, or as finger food. You’ll also prepare ...
The Culinary Institute of America

German Cuisine: Regional Specialties (San Antonio, TX)

In Germany, as in many other culinary cultures, specialties from one region might be virtually unknown in others. This course will introduce you to some of the lesser-known local favorites, such as Labskaus, Hamburger Aalsuppe, Szegediner Goulash, Rote Grütze, and many others. This hands-on look at “the real” German food also covers ingredients and common cooking methods such as roasting, stewing, and pan-frying. Get ready to add some adventurous German-inspired items to your menu! As ...
The Culinary Institute of America

German Cuisine: Popular Favorites (San Antonio, TX)

Describing German food as a mix of dumplings, beer, sausage, and sauerkraut is a drastic over-simplification of a cuisine rich in culinary tradition. This hands-on class will introduce you to the basics of German cooking, with dishes like Rouladen, Jägerschnitzel, Semmelknödel, Kaiserschmarrn, and many other mouthwatering delicacies. As a participant in this class, you will receive a CIA logo apron and a CIA Masters Collection kitchen utensil to take home.
The Culinary Institute of America

German Cuisine: Contemporary Dishes (San Antonio, TX)

German cuisine is constantly evolving, thanks to ambitious chefs and emerging flavors and techniques. While we will always enjoy the classics, contemporary German cuisine allows us to explore everything from making a slight tweak to a traditional dish to creating a completely new presentation. This hands-on class takes a look at modern German fare, with dishes such as potato risotto, bread dumpling lasagna, and chilled cherry soup with lemongrass and mint. At the end of class, you will enjoy a...
The Culinary Institute of America

The Flavors of Asia (San Antonio, TX)

Discover the treasures of the Asian kitchen. The styles, culinary traditions, and flavors that encompass Asian cuisine are as vast as the continent itself. In this one-day exploration of the intricacies of Asian cookery, you’ll explore the cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, and India. You’ll discover intriguing new ingredients and techniques unique to the Eastern world, and also learn how to incorporate everyday food items into your Asian-inspired dishes. Then, using the c...
The Culinary Institute of America

Everyday Grilling (San Antonio, TX)

Grilling isn’t just for steaks and burgers—this popular cooking technique can be used to produce a variety of foods with exotic flavors. Focusing on the lessons and recipes from the CIA Grilling cookbook, you’ll learn the tips and tricks for preparing nearly any food on the grill. From zesty appetizers to mouth-watering entrées, there’s no limit to what you can prepare over the flame. Join us for this introductory class and we’ll satisfy your passion for outdoor grilling and culinar...
The Culinary Institute of America

Cooking for Special Occasions and Celebrations (San Antonio, TX)

Entertaining can be stressful and rewarding at the same time. This class will introduce you to techniques for hosting your friends and family for spring and summer holidays, from Easter and Mother’s Day brunch to 4th of July picnics and San Antonio fiestas. We’ll create and sample recipes such as glazed ham, fajitas, and Cherry Coke ribs. And, we’ll also discuss and practice a variety of cooking techniques, including roasting, grilling, and mastering the perfect omelet. As a participa...
The Culinary Institute of America

Chinese Cuisine (San Antonio, TX)

Ethnically and culturally diverse, the people of China possess a love of food found only in a very few places. Chinese cuisine features unique foods and techniques, and this class will help you gain an understanding of its traditional—and sometimes unfamiliar—ingredients. You will explore the fundamental principles of Chinese cooking by discussing, preparing, and tasting a variety of iconic dishes such as wonton soup, pot stickers, and spring rolls, as well as such lesser-known specialties...
The Culinary Institute of America

CIA Holiday Favorites (San Antonio, TX)

Does the thought of cooking an entire holiday meal from scratch make you want to turn the calendar to January? The CIA is here to help! Join us for CIA Holiday Favorites and you’ll come away with the cooking skills and recipes you need to tackle the most anticipated meals of the year. From classic dishes like roast turkey breast with gravy to non-traditional items such as sautéed duck breast with Pinot Noir sauce, you’ll learn to create mouthwatering appetizers, sides, entrées, and desse...
The Culinary Institute of America

CIA Favorites (San Antonio, TX)

Sample some of the CIA’s all-time favorite recipes in this class, which features dishes straight from the pages of The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook. From savory starters and hearty entrées to decadent desserts, you’ll explore it all. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on cooking, you’ll learn a variety of cooking skills and helpful tips and discuss basic cooking methods, ingredient selection, and plating techniques. Prepare to take a deeper look into the fundamentals of coo...
The Culinary Institute of America

Bistros and Brasseries (San Antonio, TX)

Bistro and brasserie cuisine is essentially casual food; seasonal and regional favorites that have evolved over many generations with necessity as their driving force. These dishes are not only about sustenance but also comfort. In this course, you’ll prepare delicious bistro classics such as hearty stews, rustic tarts, and simple, yet elegant desserts. You’ll also enjoy step-by-step chef demonstrations of cooking techniques and recipes from the pages of the CIA’s Bistros and Brasseries....
The Culinary Institute of America

Bangkok and Beyond (San Antonio, TX)

Spicy, sweet, and tangy—Thai food is an intriguing balance of extremes. This vibrantly flavored food features generous helpings of fresh herbs, spices, and Thai bird’s eye chili peppers with a pleasant balance of sweet, salty, and sour characteristics. In this class, you’ll be introduced to the traditional (sometimes unfamiliar) ingredients of the region through classroom discussions, chef demonstrations, and hands-on cooking. To illustrate the fundamental principles of Thai cuisine, you...
The Culinary Institute of America

Seasons in the Wine Country: The Desserts (St. Helena, CA)

What makes the desserts of California wine country so special? Maybe it’s the fresh, seasonal ingredients and innovative variations on classic dishes. Consider a lemon-glazed pound cake enhanced with rose water strawberries. Or, a flourless chocolate cake served with dried cherry-cabernet reduction sauce. These are just two examples of the unique desserts you can make in this class showcasing the fresh, seasonal flavors of the Napa Valley. Through step-by-step chef demonstrations and hands-o...
The Culinary Institute of America

Pies and Tarts (St. Helena, CA)

It doesn’t really matter how you like your pie: warm or cold, plain or à la mode, with or without whipped cream. What’s important is how it tastes. Spend an afternoon in our kitchen learning to make tender, flaky pies and tarts. From fruit-laden and cream-style pies to sweet and savory tarts, you’ll prepare a variety of homemade specialties that will spark your creativity in the kitchen and satisfy your sweet tooth. You’ll discover the secrets of dough mixing, essential baking methods...
The Culinary Institute of America

Holiday Cookies (St. Helena, CA)

Get in the spirit and bake your holiday cookies at the CIA! We’re providing the chef-instructors, equipment, ingredients, and recipes for all your holiday cookie-making needs. From cutouts and piped cookies to slice-and-bake varieties, you’ll discover the simplicity and versatility of cookies in this one-day class. Almond spritz, rugelach, gingerbread, and sugar cookies are a sample of what you’ll make and take home to share with family and friends. As a participant in this class, yo...
The Culinary Institute of America

Everything Chocolate (St. Helena, CA)

Whether you dream of truffles, a dense and rich flourless chocolate cake, or light-as-air-soufflés, this chocolate lover’s class will teach you the essential techniques needed to make such irresistible delicacies. Learn a few tricks of the trade and see how to wrap pure chocolate around a cake, bend it into ribbons to make a bow, or twist it into spirals and two-color “cigarettes” to garnish a cake or dessert. As a participant in this class, you will receive a CIA logo apron and a CI...
The Culinary Institute of America

Chocolates and Confections at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Chocolate! Everyone loves it, and some even claim to be addicted to it. Who can blame them? It’s good stuff. In this hands-on class designed especially for die-hard chocoholics, you’ll learn how to prepare impressive, and incredibly delicious, chocolates at home. Whether your weakness is white, milk, or dark chocolate, you’ll prepare a selection of confections using the finest ingredients. You will also discuss equipment information, packaging and storage practices, and important tips fo...
The Culinary Institute of America

Cake Decorating (St. Helena, CA)

Cake decorating is much more than piping out “Happy Birthday” on top of your creation—it’s a real art! In this enjoyable class, you’ll learn the secrets of the decorating process, from assembling the cake to adding the finishing touches. You’ll start with simple step-by-step lessons in cutting, filling, and icing, and finish by making your very own cake creation. Along the way, you’ll learn how to prepare icing, use food coloring, and make basic leaves, flowers, and borders. By t...
The Culinary Institute of America

Baking at Home - The Desserts (St. Helena, CA)

Impress your family and friends with the delectable desserts featured in Baking at Home. During this class, you’ll learn fundamental techniques and simple recipes for preparing a selection of irresistible favorites. Through chef demonstrations, informative lectures, and kitchen production, you’ll discover how easy it can be to create impressive, professional-quality desserts in your own kitchen. Improve your baking skills today and astonish your loved ones tomorrow! As a participant in ...
The Culinary Institute of America

Artisan Breads at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Making artisan bread at home is within your reach! With the right tools, techniques, and ingredients, you’ll find it’s much easier than you think. In this hands-on class, we’ll uncover the mysteries of artisan bread baking and show you how to prepare a perfect loaf in your kitchen. We’ll discuss flours and yeast products, preferred equipment, and professional techniques, including proper mixing methods, gluten development, and the 12 steps of bread making. You will then get the chance ...
The Culinary Institute of America

Vegetarian Cuisine (St. Helena, CA)

In this class, produce rules! Through discussions, product identification, tasting, and hands-on production, you will learn to prepare a range of dishes where vegetables are at the center of the plate. You’ll create delicious classical and contemporary vegetarian preparations that ensure a healthier meal—without sacrificing flavor. And you will also discover a variety of lesser-known vegetables that will take you beyond your comfort zone into the innovative world of meatless cookery. The h...
The Culinary Institute of America

Spain and the World Table (St. Helena, CA)

Experience one of Spain’s greatest culinary inventions—tapas! These incredibly satisfying small bites have become popular throughout the world, and now you can discover for yourself why they’re all the rage. In this hands-on course, you’ll explore the excitement, passion, and innovation of Spanish cooking and gain the culinary know-how and appetizing recipes to make tapas any time you have the urge. From simple finger foods to complex, hearty dishes, get ready to fall in love with Spai...
The Culinary Institute of America

South of the Border: Mexican Favorites (St. Helena, CA)

Take a culinary tour of Oaxaca, Yucatán, Bajío, and the Gulf of Mexico in this one-day exploration of Mexican cuisine, one of the most dynamic and flavorful in the world. With an easy and fun approach, our chef will introduce you to the authentic cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavor profiles of Mexico. You’ll learn how to cook with chiles and other native ingredients while preparing traditional dishes such as enchiladas, pollo pibil, fish Veracruzana-style, salsas, guacamole, handma...
The Culinary Institute of America

Soups for All Seasons (St. Helena, CA)

What could be more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup? Whether it’s a clear broth, creamy purée, chunky gumbo, or rib-sticking chowder, there’s a soup to suit every season and nearly every occasion. Plus, soup preparation provides essential culinary lessons, from flavor development to seasoning. In this class, you’ll learn the fundamental techniques and characteristics of various soup categories as you prepare a selection of satisfying bowls based on a variety of meats, legumes, an...
The Culinary Institute of America

Seasons in the Wine Country (St. Helena, CA)

California’s fertile Napa Valley has been home for decades to those who craft food and wine, from farmers and artisans to winemakers and chef. In this class, the flavors of the Napa Valley and the expertise of chefs and wine professionals from CIA Greystone will bring the spirit of wine country into your kitchen. You’ll learn cooking techniques, wine pairings, and how to create dishes born of the seasons of the vineyard, bringing the spirit of wine country cooking to your table, wherever y...
The Culinary Institute of America

Pasta at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Quick to cook, easy to customize, and always flavorful…it’s no wonder so many people love pasta! From basic comfort food to elegant dishes, pasta offers nearly endless possibilities. Through the use of authentic, fundamental techniques, you’ll get step-by-step guidance for making your own fresh pasta and inventive recipes. This class will explore a range of traditional and contemporary dishes such as seasonal pasta salads, hearty meat sauces, lasagna, risotto, gnocchi, polenta, and more....
The Culinary Institute of America

One Dish Meals (St. Helena, CA)

What could be more simple and convenient than preparing a one dish meal? Whether it’s a fresh, crispy salad on a hot summer day or a hearty baked casserole served in the middle of winter, one dish meals fit the bill. In this hands-on class, you will discover easy-to-master cooking techniques and flavorful recipes for an exciting assortment of delicious, everyday selections. From slow-cooked braises to simple pasta dishes that can be assembled in minutes, you’re sure to enjoy the globally i...
The Culinary Institute of America

Mediterranean Cooking (St. Helena, CA)

From the spice markets and couscous traditions of North Africa to the tapas bars of Spain and the irresistible vegetable dishes of Turkey, the rich imagery of Mediterranean cuisine has captured the imagination of the American dining public. In this introduction to Mediterranean cooking, you’ll learn the tools you need to make this healthful and flavorful culinary tradition a part of your everyday meals. You’ll also explore ingredients, flavor profiles, and a variety of exciting dishes repr...
The Culinary Institute of America

Italian Cooking at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Pasta may be Italy’s most popular contribution to world food, but Italian cuisine is far more diverse than just pastas and sauces. Italian Cooking at Home explores the amazing variety of foods and flavors across every region of Italy, from little snacks and tidbits (spuntini) to the glories of a true Italian brodo (soup broth), from fresh pastas to crespelle (sfoglie). We’ll explore traditional favorites like creamy risotto, and also sample a selection of lesser-known—but equally delicio...
The Culinary Institute of America

Hors d'Oeuvre for the Holidays (St. Helena, CA)

Served formally or casually, hors d’oeuvre are always a crowd favorite, especially during the holidays. Join us as we create a broad range of stylish small bites, from informal starters to elegant appetizers. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on activities, you will learn the techniques and recipes for preparing a selection of bite-sized treats perfect for holiday entertaining. Whether you’re hosting a party for two or 20, you will have the confidence and culinary know-how you need to ...
The Culinary Institute of America

Healthy Cooking at Home (St. Helena, CA)

Who says food can’t be nutritious and delicious? This class will show you how to create mouthwatering dishes with sophisticated appeal sure to satisfy health-conscious folks and skeptics alike. You will learn about current health and wellness issues as well as ingredients and cooking techniques you can use to build a healthier you. After reviewing the menu of our flavorful seasonal recipes, you’ll be eager to head right into the CIA kitchen to prepare them. Healthy cooking never tasted so ...
The Culinary Institute of America

Gourmet Meals in Minutes (St. Helena, CA)

With today’s hectic pace, there doesn’t seem to be enough time to prepare creative and flavorful meals. But it is possible. Inspired by the CIA Gourmet Meals in Minutes cookbook, this course focuses on culinary foundation techniques that will help enhance your kitchen knowledge, hone your skills, and increase your speed and efficiency. You’ll learn to prepare a variety of foolproof recipes that save precious minutes at mealtime without sacrificing flavor. Forget takeout—get ready to co...
The Culinary Institute of America

Global Street Foods (St. Helena, CA)

More and more, people are sampling true local fare and exciting new culinary creations at outdoor vendors and farmers’ markets. Food trucks are omnipresent in many cities and have devoted followers. Yes, street food has moved into the epicurean spotlight! In this course, you will look at street food from a different perspective. Instead of exploring dishes by their origin, you’ll focus on how they’re served—in a bowl, on a stick, as a sandwich, or as finger food. You’ll also prepare ...
The Culinary Institute of America

The Flavors of Asia (St. Helena, CA)

Discover the treasures of the Asian kitchen. The styles, culinary traditions, and flavors that encompass Asian cuisine are as vast as the continent itself. In this one-day exploration of the intricacies of Asian cookery, you’ll explore the cuisines of Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, and India. You’ll discover intriguing new ingredients and techniques unique to the Eastern world, and also learn how to incorporate everyday food items into your Asian-inspired dishes. Then, using the c...
The Culinary Institute of America

Everyday Grilling (St. Helena, CA)

Grilling isn’t just for steaks and burgers—this popular cooking technique can be used to produce a variety of foods with exotic flavors. Focusing on the lessons and recipes from the CIA Grilling cookbook, you’ll learn the tips and tricks for preparing nearly any food on the grill. From zesty appetizers to mouth-watering entrées, there’s no limit to what you can prepare over the flame. Join us for this introductory class and we’ll satisfy your passion for outdoor grilling and culinar...
The Culinary Institute of America

Cooking at Home (St. Helena, CA)

In search of delicious recipes that offer everyday ease in the kitchen? If you’re new to cooking or interested in building your culinary skills, this is the class for you. From menu planning to ingredient selection to kitchen organization, you’ll learn all the fundamental techniques needed to breeze through meal preparation with speed and confidence. You’ll also enjoy chef demonstrations that will guide you through a variety of cooking methods as you create simple, everyday meals. As...
The Culinary Institute of America

CIA Favorites (St. Helena, CA)

Sample some of the CIA’s all-time favorite recipes in this class, which features dishes straight from the pages of The Culinary Institute of America Cookbook. From savory starters and hearty entrées to decadent desserts, you’ll explore it all. Through chef demonstrations and hands-on cooking, you’ll learn a variety of cooking skills and helpful tips and discuss basic cooking methods, ingredient selection, and plating techniques. Prepare to take a deeper look into the fundamentals of coo...
The Culinary Institute of America

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