Professor Bill Briwa

Professor Bill Briwa
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • The Culinary Institute of America
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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.

Chef Briwa participated in The Great Courses Professor Chat series. Read the chat to learn more about cooking, using spices, incorporating healthy foods, planning and preparing great meals, and more.

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."

72 Courses and Sets

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72 Courses and Sets

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

    The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    4.8 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (518)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    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: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

    The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (125)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $219.95 $199.95$219.95
    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.
  3. The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking Sale

    The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Save up to $165.00 Starting at $19.95 $199.95 $19.95$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...
  4. The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking

    The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (59)
    Starting at $94.95 Starting at $94.95 $99.95 $94.95$99.95
    Whether oregano, chilies, 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...
  5. The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great Sale

    The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.4 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Save up to $80.00 Starting at $14.95 $99.95 $14.95$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...
  6. The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables Sale

    The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables

    Bill Briwa
    4.9 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (88)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $49.95 $269.95 $49.95$269.95
    From main dishes to cocktails to desserts, The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables reveals how you can prepare fresher, more vibrant food at home every night of the week. Across 24 step-by-step lessons, Chef Bill Briwa—an award-winning Professor of Culinary Arts at the esteemed Culinary Institute of America—provides the expert insight you need to make vegetables a focal point of your meals, with or without...
  7. The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time

    The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time

    Bill Briwa
    3.8 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
    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...
  8. (Set) Container Gardening & Healthy Food Set

    (Set) Container Gardening & Healthy Food

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
    We all know healthy food is the better choice but it’s often hard to give up your French fries for quinoa. With this fascinating two-course set, including The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Good and How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips, you’ll learn not only how to make delicious, nutritious foods, but also how to grow many of the ingredients yourself, no matter where you live.
  9. (Set)  Everyday Gourmet: Spices & Food: A Cultural Culinary Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Spices & Food: A Cultural Culinary

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
  10. (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.
  11. (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....
  12. (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
    We’re just beginning to explore the interconnectedness of the whole body and how every decision you make, including what you put in your mouth, can have an impact on your overall wellbeing. With Physiology and Fitness, you’ll learn a groundbreaking approach that will help you reach your optimum health. Then The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great will teach you how to feed your body in order to...
  13. (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
    Everyday we face the difficult decision of what to have for dinner. And the even more difficult decision of when will I have time to cook it? With this two-course set that includes Making Great Meals in Less Time and The Everyday Guide to Wine, you’ll have the know-how to select, cook and serve a wholesome and delicious full-course dinner, complemented by the right wine, with time to spare.
  14. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts   Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Taught by top instructors from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and filmed at the school's Napa Valley campus, this DVD set is packed with 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 culinary skills necessary to...
  15. (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
  16. (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...
  17. (Set) Wine & Cooking  9123, 9231, 9254, 9162, 9171, 9176 Set

    (Set) Wine & Cooking 9123, 9231, 9254, 9162, 9171, 9176

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $829.70 Starting at $829.70 $924.70 $829.70$924.70
    Enhance your appreciation for food and wine with this special six-course set taught by some of America's foremost experts. 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 Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking and The...
  18. (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
    Spice up your life with this great set of two Great Courses, designed to speak to the senses and enrich your palate. The Everyday Guide to Wine is a dynamic way to improve your ability to try, buy, talk about, and, most importantly, enjoy wine. Then get the inside scoop on The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Spices from Chef-Instructor Bill Briwa of The Culinary Institute of America, who will help you take your cooking...
  19. (Set)  Everyday Gourmet: Lost Art & Secrets of Mental Math Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Lost Art & Secrets of Mental Math

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
  20. (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...