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."

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68 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Cooking outdoors isn’t just limited to hotdogs and burgers. This two-course set opens the door on a master chef's grilling secrets and a plethora of creative ways to work with vegetables. Learn how to transform vegetables into spectacular meals in The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables and boost your culinary repertoire with the grill with help from The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking.
  2. (Set) Great Meals, Healthy Food & Outdoor Cooking Set

    (Set) Great Meals, Healthy Food & Outdoor Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $359.85 Starting at $359.85 $399.85 $359.85$399.85
    Learn tools of the trade, tips, tricks, and techniques to help you become a gourmet chef with this three-course set featuring some of our most popular Everyday Gourmet courses. Whether you’re cooking for an everyday meal or a special occasion, take the stress out of your kitchen and learn how to cook and think about ingredients the way a chef does to create great-tasting, healthy, and fun meals.
  3. (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Outdoor Cooking & Making Great Meals in Less Time Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Outdoor Cooking & Making Great Meals in Less Time

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
    Learn new ways to make your cooking delicious and fun in this set of coursesfrom the CIA. Start by learning time-saving techniques employed by restaurant chefs. Then, move outside and discover how to get the most from your grill - your “outdoor kitchen” - and master the art of cooking over open flames, from appetizers, to main dishes, to desserts.
  4. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & The Everyday Guide to Wine Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & The Everyday Guide to Wine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
    Eat, drink, and be merry with this two-course set taught by a chef-instructor from the Culinary Institute of America and a master sommelier. Gain the culinary skills to prepare the delicious and heart-healthy cuisine of the Mediterranean. Then, learn the perfect wine pairings to go with all of your new recipes.
  5. (Set)  Raising Kids Who Thrive & Everyday Gourmet: Great Meals Set

    (Set) Raising Kids Who Thrive & Everyday Gourmet: Great Meals

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  6. (Set) The Science of Gardening & The Everyday Gourmet Set

    (Set) The Science of Gardening & The Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Take your hobbies to the next level with this two-course set. Start by developing a science-based, sustainable, and vibrant home landscape with The Science of Gardening. Then, build all the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive meals with The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking.
  7. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: All Courses Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: All Courses

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $984.65 Starting at $984.65 $1,089.65 $984.65$1,089.65
    Explore the world of cooking with the complete set of Everyday Gourmet courses. With the help of chef-instructors from The Culinary Institute of America, master the skills you need to enhance your competence and confidence in the kitchen. Discover the basics of cooking and the secrets of spices, master grilling and healthy Mediterranean cooking, and more to develop the techniques you need to cook for any occasion.
  8. (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Outdoor Cooking & Guide to Wine Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Outdoor Cooking & Guide to Wine

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    See how the perfect wine pairing can enhance your outdoor cooking in the set of courses. Start by improving your ability to try, buy, talk about, and, most of all, enjoy the world of wine. Then, move outside and discover how to get the most from your grill - your “outdoor kitchen” - and master the art of cooking over open flames, from appetizers, to main dishes, to desserts.
  9. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Growing and cooking your own produce provides abundant delights, and this two-course set shows you how to do both. Start with How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone, a practical guide for cultivating fresh produce from seed to harvest. Then, learn how to prepare your bounty with The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables and cook produce like a professional chef.
  10. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking & Mediterranean Cooking & Outdoor Cooking Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking & Mediterranean Cooking & Outdoor Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $604.85 Starting at $604.85 $689.85 $604.85$689.85
    Explore the world of cooking and grilling with this set of Everyday Gourmet courses. Through the instruction of chef-instructors from The Culinary Institute of America, you can gain the skills you need to enhance your competence and confidence for both indoor and outdoor cooking. Discovers the basics of cooking, master the flame of the grill, and explore the secrets of Mediterranean cooking with these three courses!
  11. (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Outdoor Cooking & Essential Secrets of Spices Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Outdoor Cooking & Essential Secrets of Spices

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
    Discover the connection between tasty outdoor cooking and using the right spices in this set of courses from the CIA. Begin by learning the science behind how spices affect you dishes. Then, move outside and discover how to get the most from your grill - your “outdoor kitchen” - and master the art of cooking over open flames, from appetizers, to main dishes, to desserts.
  12. (Set) The Everyday Guide to Wines of Italy & The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking Set

    (Set) The Everyday Guide to Wines of Italy & The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $294.90 Starting at $294.90 $319.90 $294.90$319.90
    Discover how you can incorporate one of the world’s most heart-healthy and delicious styles of cooking into your meals with The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking. Then, experience the dynamism of Italian wine for yourself with The Everyday Guide to Wines of Italy and learn how the Italians made wine an essential part of human—culture.
  13. (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Great Meals & Lost Art of Cooking Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Great Meals & Lost Art of Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
  14. (SET) Cooking Basics & The Everyday Gourmet Set

    (SET) Cooking Basics & The Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Take your home cooking skills to the next level with pair of courses crafted in collaboration with the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America. First, learn how to prepare dozens of recipes with step-by-step instructions for meats, pasta, vegetables, seafood, and more from an experienced professional restaurant chef in Cooking Basics: What Everyone Should Know. Then, in The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost...
  15. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    This tantalizing two-course set will whet the appetite of any cook, or cook-to-be. Start with a delicious look at how to move produce from supporting cast to main dish star with The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables. Then learn about and build all the foundational culinary skills you need to turn out delicious and impressive meals with The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking.
  16. (Set) Fundamentals of Sustainable Living & Making Healthy Food Taste Great Set on sale

    (Set) Fundamentals of Sustainable Living & Making Healthy Food Taste Great

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $251.00 Starting at $33.90 $299.90 $33.90$299.90
    Consumer choices are key drivers in the quest for sustainability. Making the right selections for sustainability can also mean making the right choices for your health, such as buying local, organic produce. Fundamentals of Sustainable Living balances the theory of a sustainable world along with practical examples of living sustainably now, while Making Healthy Food Taste Great, helps to motivate those good...
  17. (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Outdoor Cooking & Making Healthy Food Taste Great Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Outdoor Cooking & Making Healthy Food Taste Great

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
    Explore how to cook delicious and nutritious food both indoors and out in this set of courses by the CIA. First, discover how to make healthy food a treat to your palate, using recipes that will leave you looking and feeling great. Then, move outside and learn how get the most from your grill - your “outdoor kitchen” - and master the art of cooking over open flames, from appetizers, to main dishes, to desserts.
  18. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $434.90 Starting at $434.90 $489.90 $434.90$489.90
    Become a more confident cook with this two-course set taught by a chef-instructor from the Culinary Institute of America. First, master the basics of cooking. Then, learn the delicious and heart-healthy cuisine of the Mediterranean.
  19. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Healthy food doesn't have to taste "healthy." This two-course set gives you the tools you need to prepare delicious and nutritious meals. Transform vegetables into spectacular meals with The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables and optimize your healthy eating habits with nutrition science and a few culinary tricks—both of which you'll get in The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great.
  20. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & How to Master Outdoor Cooking Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & How to Master Outdoor Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $369.90 Starting at $369.90 $419.90 $369.90$419.90
    This two-course set includes The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking and The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking.