• Chef’s Choice Cooking Classes

    Chef’s Choice® is offered in Providence, North Miami and Charlotte. SELECT YOUR CAMPUS BELOW for classes + registration information.

    Our recreational cooking classes will help you sharpen your cooking skills, explore global cuisines + cook like a pro.

    Classes combine hands-on experience with demonstrations under the direction of our professional chef-instructors. In just a few hours, you can:

    • explore world cuisines, from Szechuan to French Provençal, Northern Italian and Thai
    • learn knife skills + other fundamentals
    • perfect your favorite pastry, cookie or confection

    REFUND POLICY: To receive a full refund, you must cancel your registration up to 7 full days prior to the scheduled class. JWU reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. As of September 2017, Chef’s Choice classes will no longer be offered at the Providence Campus; all outstanding gift certificates will be refunded by calling the Chef’s Choice office at 401-598-2336.

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    You must be at least 16 to register for Chef’s Choice. We also offer classes for children and teens.

    ALLERGIES: If you have food allergies, please be aware that JWU does not guarantee an allergen-free environment. Recipes may contain nuts, nut oils, shellfish, dairy, produce and other food allergens.

    DRESS CODE: You’ll be working in a kitchen, so dress appropriately:

    • Flat, rubber-soled shoes (such as sneakers) are required
    • NO open shoes or high heels
    • Bring your own cloth apron (or purchase a Chef’s Choice apron for an additional $15 [PVD]/$18 [CLT])
    • NO plastic aprons, for safety reasons

    Students working in the JWU kitchens.

    Contacts

    Providence

    Stella Burke
    Joann Davis
    401-598-2364
    Stella.Burke@jwu.edu
    Joann.Davis@jwu.edu
    For refund information, call 401-598-2336

    North Miami

    Chesi Argibay
    305-892-7578
    Chesi.Argibay@jwu.edu

    Charlotte

    Patricia DelBello
    980-598-1431
    Patricia.DelBello@jwu.edu

  • Select a campus

    Review course offerings + how to register.

  • Providence Providence
    N. Miami N. Miami
    Denver Denver
    Charlotte Charlotte
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    Recreational Cooking Classes

    Prices + times vary | One-day sessions

    Our recreational cooking classes fall into the following categories:

    • Mains: What’s for dinner? Each class focuses on a different global cuisine or classic dish.
    • Appetizers: Learn about soups + elegant starters that wow.
    • Desserts: From pies to macarons, barks to brittles, elevate your sweets, quick breads + pastries.
    • Kids + Teens: Culinary tips + tricks tailored for ages 8-12 and 13-16.
    • Pro Series: 5-hour classes focusing on specific dishes or techniques.
    • Wine + Spirits Education: From 4-hour classes in wine, beer + beverage pairings to intensive WSET and SWE certifications.

    Register up to one week prior to the class date (or until the class is filled).

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    Gift Certificates + Special Hotel Packages

    Redeeming Gift Certificates
    Gift certificates cannot be redeemed online. To register for a class with a gift certificate, call 401-598-2336. Or, mail the registration to:

    Johnson & Wales University
    Attn: Chef’s Choice
    8 Abbott Park Place
    Providence, RI 02903

    Special Hotel Packages
    Special hotel packages that include one Chef’s Choice class per couple are available through the university-owned Radisson Airport Hotel.

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    Location + Directions

    All Chef’s Choice classes are held in the Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence. Please enter through the ground floor lobby and a member of the Chef’s Choice team will direct you to your classroom.

    For GPS mapping please use the following address:
    333 Shipyard Street*
    Providence, RI 02905
    Google Maps
    *Please park in Lot F or E
    Directions to Harborside Events

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    Registration + Refunds

    Register
    Register online for all of our class offerings. You can also contact Continuing Education at 401-598-2336 or by email.

    Refund Policy
    JWU reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In the case of inclement weather, classes will be cancelled according to the Continuing Education academic class schedule.

    Classes must be cancelled 7 days prior to the scheduled class; JWU will then issue a credit for equal value. Cash and credit card refunds are not available.

    No refunds or rain checks will be issued within 7 days of a class. Refunds or credit will not be issued to any registered participant who has failed to appear in class.

    Call 401-598-5555 for more information. You can also find us on Facebook.

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    Classes + Events

    Recreational Cooking Classes

    Prices + times vary | One-day sessions

    Elevate your cooking with our recreational classes. Categories include:

    • Mains: From healthy recipes to a Valentine’s Day feast, learn how to transform your dinner table.
    • Baking Basics: Learn the secrets of dough from JWU’s very own Certified Master Baker, Michael Angnardo.
    • Chocolate: Make elegant treats like truffles and ganache.
    • Wine + Spirits Education: From 3-hour classes in wine, beer + beverage pairings to intensive WSET certifications.

    Register up to one week prior to the class date (or until the class is filled). Questions? Email Chesi Argibay.

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    Private Cooking Classes

    Prices vary

    Private recreational cooking classes are available for groups of 10-15 people.

    Customize Your Chef’s Choice Experience
    You can choose from a number of menu themes — including Classical French, Mediterranean and Southwestern — all of which can be adjusted to your group’s culinary interests and skill level.

    Private classes can also be customized for corporate or private groups and make an excellent Team Building experience.

    To discuss customization options or to register, email Chesi Argibay.

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      Classes + Details

      Recreational + Group Cooking Classes

      Prices + schedules vary | One-day session

        Cooking + Baking Classes
        Recreational cooking classes are 4-hour, entry-level introductions to techniques, particular dishes or world cuisines. Categories include:

        • Go Global: Explore iconic dishes and authentic flavors of Italy, France, Spain, Thailand, China and more!
        • Artisan Breads: Explore the wide world of bread, from the wonders of sprouted grains to the secrets of laminated doughs.
        • Desserts: From pies to macarons, tarts to cookies, elevate your sweets + pastries.
        • Baking or Culinary Bootcamp: 5-week intensives help you expand your profiency. Levels I + II offered.
        • Wine + Spirits Education: From 4-hour classes in wine, beer + beverage pairings to intensive WSET and SWE certifications.

        Group Classes + Team Building Programs
        Enhance your culinary expertise through one of our customized team building development programs, which are limited to 15-20 people and are customizable to a range of skill levels and menu options. Cost: $200/per person.

        Questions? Contact Patricia DelBello at 980‐598‐1085.

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        Chef’s Choice Summer Camp for Kids + Teens

        $550 | 1-week session
        $1000 | 2-week session

        DATES + TIMES

        • Week 1: July 17-21, 2017 
        • Week 2: July 24-28, 2017
        • 9:30am‐3pm
        • Drop off starts at 8:45am

        Spark a lifelong interest in cooking with our Chef’s Choice Summer Camp for kids and teens.

        Designed for ages 10-17, these 5-hour classes combine education, skill development, demonstrations and hands-on cooking.

        • Choose from two tracks: Baking & Pastry Arts OR Culinary Arts
        • Students will be grouped according to age
        • Class size limited to 15
        • Lunch provided each day
        • NOTE: Signing up for both weeks? Choose both tracks.

        Registration
        Register online starting January 18.

        Questions? Contact Patricia DelBello at 980‐598‐1085.

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        Where to Stay

        Staying overnight? Stay right on campus at our JWU-owned hotel. Special rates are offered to JWU visitors:

        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlotte | Gateway Village
        895 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
        704-347-0070

        You’ll also find a variety of affordable hotels in Charlotte, at a range of price points.

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