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.

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."

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68 Courses and Sets

  1. (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
  2. (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...
  3. (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
  4. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time & The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great  Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $284.85 Starting at $284.85 $299.85 $284.85$299.85
    Become a chef in your home kitchen with this set of three courses produced in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America. In Making Great Meals in Less Time, learn how to cook delicious meals quickly. Improve your dishes with the knowledge you gain in Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking, and lose weight without sacrificing flavor with the tips in Making Healthy Food Taste Great.
  5. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking  Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
  6. (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...
  7. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts  Set on sale

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $158.00 Starting at $31.90 $199.90 $31.90$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) 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...
  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
    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...
  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
    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.
  13. (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...
  14. (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...
  15. (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...
  16. (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
  17. (Set) The Mayo Clinic Diet & The Everyday Gourmet Set

    (Set) The Mayo Clinic Diet & The Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
    Discover how easy and delicious it to change your eating habits for the better with this two-course set. Hear experts share real-world weight-loss solutions in The Mayo Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss. Then, find out how to create a healthy plate of food that incorporates the perfect balance between the right amount and the right combination of foods in The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food...
  18. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & Making Great Meals in Less Time Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & Making Great Meals in Less Time

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $294.90 Starting at $294.90 $319.90 $294.90$319.90
    This two-course set includes The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking and The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time.
  19. (Set) Healthy Living: 4 Course Set Set

    (Set) Healthy Living: 4 Course Set

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $484.80 Starting at $484.80 $484.80 $484.80$484.80
    Take the best care of yourself possible with this set of health-focused courses. Learn tips and techniques fro making healthy food taste great, ways to strengthen your body, the surprising myths we’ve all absorbed over the years about nutrition and fitness, and the tips you need to stay healthy at ANY age. Improve your diet, your body, and your mind.
  20. (Set) How to Grow Anything: Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking Set

    (Set) How to Grow Anything: Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Harvest and cook your own fruit using the information in this two-course set. In Make Your Trees and Shrubs Thrive, learn to plant, prune, and harvest the fruits from your own trees. Then, in Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking, put those fruits to good use as you master the art of cooking with the help of a professional chef.