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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

    Bill Briwa
    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: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking Sale

    The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Save up to $70.00 Starting at $27.95 $29.95 $27.95$29.95
    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...
  4. The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time Sale

    The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time

    Bill Briwa
    Save up to $70.00 Starting at $27.95 $29.95 $27.95$29.95
    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...