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Professor Bill Briwa

Professor Bill Briwa
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • The Culinary Institute of America
Don’t waste any time wishing you were a better taster. Put your effort into becoming a better taster through focused attention and curiosity every time you prepare, season, and eat food. This skill set is really foundational.
A popular chef-instructor at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Bill Briwa has worked in the hospitality business as a professional chef and culinary instructor for experts and laypeople around the world for more than 30 years. He was the resident chef for The Hess Collection Winery in the Napa Valley, California; the executive chef for The Wine Spectator Restaurant at the CIA at Greystone; and an officer on the board of the St. Helena Farmers' Market. Over the past 15 years, Chef Briwa has devoted himself full time to teaching audiences around the world about cooking, flavor dynamics, gastronomy, and food and wine pairing. As a member of the Industry Services Group at the CIA, he works closely with a range of corporate clients to help them realize their culinary goals. Chef Briwa has been a speaker, presenter, and judge at numerous professional conferences, gatherings, and competitions in the culinary world, including the annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference and the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, Illinois. His writing on food and wine has been featured in industry journals and publications, including Fine Cooking, Mise en Place, and Practical Winery &Vineyard Journal.
Testimonials

"Chef Briwa makes healthy food look good! Excited to try some of these recipes! After watching them be made, I know I can pull most of these meals together too."

 

"Each and every sentence chef Bill says lends itself to the lesson. He is a great communicator, and is able to anticipate questions that would normally be asked. He packs a lot of info in just an 1/2 hour."

 

"Bill Briwa delivers an unpretentious, friendly cooking class that just about any cook can apply to the home kitchen. Straightforward and relatively simple food with big impact."

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  1. The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking Sale

    The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Save up to $190.00 Starting at $69.95 $79.95 $69.95$79.95
    It’s rare to find a truly gifted chef who can actually show you how to cook. Now, The Great Courses has joined forces with the prestigious Culinary Institute of America to give you just that. The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking is a course of 24 highly visual and instructional lessons in which you’ll build all the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive...
  2. The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

    The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $94.95 Starting at $94.95 $99.95 $94.95$99.95
    “Healthy” food doesn’t have to taste bland and boring. Instead, learn how to use healthy ingredients and seasonings, particularly of international cuisines, to enliven your diet and keep the pleasure in cooking and eating with this course taught by a nutrition instructor and a master chef at The Culinary Institute of America. These six highly interactive lectures will give you the nutrition science and the...
  3. The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking Sale

    The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Save up to $155.00 Starting at $54.95 $64.95 $54.95$64.95
    Discover how you can incorporate one of the world’s most heart-healthy and delicious styles of cooking into your everyday meals with this recipe-filled course presented by a chef-instructor at The Culinary Institute of America.
  4. The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking

    The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $94.95 Starting at $94.95 $99.95 $94.95$99.95
    Whether oregano, chiles, coriander, cinnamon, thyme, or even tea, spices add incredible dimensions to what would otherwise be plain, ordinary meals. In The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking, join Chef-Instructor Bill Briwa of The Culinary Institute of America as he reveals the essentials of incorporating a variety of spices from around the world into your everyday meals. An aromatic array...
  5. The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking

    The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Nothing beats firing up the grill for a great meal—yet most of us don't take full advantage of all the possibilities for outdoor cooking. Not only can the grill provide a savory seared crust on a juicy steak or add smoky flavor to barbecue chicken, grills can enhance salads, side dishes, desserts, and more. Boost your culinary repertoire and learn recipes from around the world that will liven up your summer...
  6. The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time

    The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $94.95 Starting at $94.95 $99.95 $94.95$99.95
    We’d all love to create the same wholesome, delicious meals that professional chefs make. But the one thing that often prevents us from doing so: lack of time. Now, in the six innovative and practical lessons of The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time, award-winning Chef-Instructor Bill Briwa of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America shows you the same skills, strategies, and tricks that...
  7. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
    Impress your family and friends with your ability to make exciting meals and desserts in this Everyday Gourmet short course set by Culinary Institute of America chefs Bill Briwa and Stephen L. Durfee. First, let Chef Bill Briwa show you how a variety of spices from around the world can jazz up your meals and win the acclaim of your guests in Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking. Then, join Chef Stephen L....
  8. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time & The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time & The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
  9. (Set)  How to Grow: Your Best Garden & Gourmet: Healthy Food Set

    (Set) How to Grow: Your Best Garden & Gourmet: Healthy Food

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
  10. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet Courses  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet Courses

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $424.85 Starting at $424.85 $469.85 $424.85$469.85
    Taught by top instructors from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and filmed at the school's Napa Valley campus, this three-course set is packed with nutrition science and professional tips, tricks, and secrets that will boost your confidence in the kitchen and take your dishes to the next level. In The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking, Chef Bill Briwa shows you all the foundational...
  11. (Set)  Everyday Gourmet: Spices & The Everyday Guide to Wine Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Spices & The Everyday Guide to Wine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  12. (Set)  Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals & Guide to Wine Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals & Guide to Wine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  13. (Set) Wine and Cooking Set

    (Set) Wine and Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $924.65 Starting at $924.65 $1,024.65 $924.65$1,024.65
    Calling all epicures! Elevate your level of expertise with this food- and wine-lovers set featuring a trio of courses taught by instructors from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, and four courses with acclaimed Master of Wine Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan. First, Chefs Bill Briwa and Stephen L. Durfee, along with registered dietitian Connie Guttersen, teach you the foundational culinary skills necessary to...
  14. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great & The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great & The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
    From sensible but delicious weeknight dinners to indulgent holiday splurges, these courses from Culinary Institute of America faculty will help you rise to the occasion. First, in The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great, you'll learn how to use healthful ingredients and seasonings, particularly of international cuisines, to enliven your diet and keep the pleasure in eating. Then, in The Everyday...
  15. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking & The Everyday Guide to Wine  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking & The Everyday Guide to Wine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Learn the essentials of cooking delicious meals and desserts and educate your palate on wines from all over the world in this course set that will appeal to all of your senses. First, in The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking, get 24 highly visual and instructional lessons in which you'll build all the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive meals. Then, in the...
  16. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
    Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland and unappetizing, as you’ll find out in this Everyday Gourmet short course set by two engaging Culinary Institute of America instructors. And one of the keys to making your meals exciting is the imaginative use of spices found in cuisines around the world, which you’ll learn in Chef Bill Briwa’s Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking. And in Making...
  17. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time & The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time & The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
    Learn the time-saving techniques professional chefs use to turn out delicious food quickly, and gain the know-how and skill to prepare elegant and delicious desserts in this Everyday Gourmet short course set by Culinary Institute of America chefs Bill Briwa and Stephen L. Durfee. In Making Great Meals in Less Time, you’ll learn professional tips on using your time most effectively in the kitchen to...
  18. (Set)  How to Grow: Container Gardening & Gourmet: Healthy Foo Set

    (Set) How to Grow: Container Gardening & Gourmet: Healthy Foo

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
  19. (Set)  Everyday Gourmet: Healthy Food & Lifelong Health Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Healthy Food & Lifelong Health

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
  20. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Learn to make meals that will win you the acclaim and appreciation of your friends and family with this essential Everyday Gourmet course set from The Culinary Institute of America. With Chef Bill Briwa, you can add a whole new dimension to your cooking by incorporating exciting and flavorful spices from around the world in Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking. And in Chef Briwa’s Rediscovering the Lost...
  21. (Set)  Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals & Food: A Cultural Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals & Food: A Cultural

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
  22. (Set) Fundamentals of Photography  & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking  Set

    (Set) Fundamentals of Photography & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
  23. (Set)  Everyday Gourmet: Healthy Food & Making Great Meals Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Healthy Food & Making Great Meals

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
    Healthy food doesn’t have to be unpalatable, and quick food doesn’t have to come from a carryout. Find out how you can prepare delicious and healthy meals at home in less time than you thought possible with this Everyday Gourmet course set from experts at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America.
  24. (Set)  Lost Art of Cooking & Nutrition Made Clear Set

    (Set) Lost Art of Cooking & Nutrition Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
  25. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: 5 Course Set Set on sale

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: 5 Course Set

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $490.85 Starting at $161.90 $178.90 $161.90$178.90
    Impress your family and friends with your ability to turn out delicious, eye-catching, and healthy meals with this quintet of courses in The Everyday Gourmet series by instructors at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. Chef Bill Briwa teaches you the foundational skills needed to cook everything from starters to desserts in Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking, and Pastry Chef Stephen L. Durfee...
  26. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time & The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time & The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
  27. (Set)  Everyday Gourmet: Healthy Food & Physiology and Fitness Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Healthy Food & Physiology and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
  28. (Set) Cooking & Wine  Set

    (Set) Cooking & Wine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $614.75 Starting at $614.75 $669.75 $614.75$669.75
    Whether you're already a connoisseur of food and wine or have always wanted to expand your knowledge of these areas, you'll find this five-course set informative, enriching, and entertaining. First, Chefs Bill Briwa and Stephen L. Durfee, top instructors from the famed Culinary Institute of America, teach you the foundational culinary skills necessary to turn out delicious and impressive meals and desserts in The...
  29. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time & The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time & The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $424.85 Starting at $424.85 $469.85 $424.85$469.85
    Get all the fundamental skills you need to prepare eye-catching and mouth-watering meals, as well as tips on how to cook in less time and incorporate spices into your everyday meals, in this powerhouse trio of courses in The Everyday Gourmet series. Chef Bill Briwa of The Culinary Institute of America shows you how to cook everything from starters to desserts in Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking. In Making...
  30. (Set) Food: A Cultural Culinary History & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking  Set

    (Set) Food: A Cultural Culinary History & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Indulge your love of food with this deliciously informative course duo. In Food: A Cultural Culinary History, you'll travel the world discovering fascinating food lore and culture of all regions and eras. In The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking, you'll join a seasoned Culinary Institute of America chef-instructor as he demonstrates all the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out...