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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72 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Food Gardening for Everyone & Making Healthy Food Taste Great Set

    (Set) Food Gardening for Everyone & Making Healthy Food Taste Great

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
    Eat healthier with this set. In How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone, see just how easy it can be to grow your own vegetables and fruits. Then, turn your harvest into healthy meals with the help of a chef-instructor from the Culinary Institute of America.
  2. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking & Essential Secrets of Spices in Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $294.90 Starting at $294.90 $319.90 $294.90$319.90
    Take control in the kitchen with this two-course set taught by a chef-instructor from the Culinary Institute of America. First, tour the Mediterranean and learn to cook their heart-healthy and delicious dishes. Then, study spices from around the world and how you can use them to take your dishes to the next level.
  3. (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!
  4. (SET) Cooking Across the Ages & The Everyday Gourmet Set

    (SET) Cooking Across the Ages & The Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $434.90 Starting at $434.90 $489.90 $434.90$489.90
    Embark on a fascinating international journey through civilizations that reveals who they were, how they lived, and why—all through the lens of cooking. Then focus on the foods and flavors of the Mediterranean and discover methods and recipes to incorporate into your everyday cooking. Both of these learning experiences are yours in this two-course set featuring Cooking Across the Ages and The Everyday Gourmet: The...
  5. (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.
  6. (Set) Fundamentals of Sustainable Living & Making Healthy Food Taste Great Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$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...
  7. (SET) The Instant Sommelier & The Everyday Gourmet Set

    (SET) The Instant Sommelier & The Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $204.90 Starting at $204.90 $219.90 $204.90$219.90
    Master your ability to choose great wines and cook healthy meals with these two courses. First, let a wine expert teach you the vocabulary you need in order to speak intelligently about wine when it comes to finding bottles you’ll love in The Instant Sommelier: Choosing Your Best Wine. Then, in The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great, a chef-instructor from the Culinary Institute of America teaches...
  8. (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
  9. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: 4 Course Set Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: 4 Course Set

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.80 Starting at $379.80 $399.80 $379.80$399.80
    Gain confidence in the kitchen with this set of The Everyday Gourmet courses. Master the art of using spices to enhance your dishes, discover tips for making healthy food taste great, bake delicious pastries and desserts, and learn the techniques you need to make great meals in less time. Surprise your loved ones with your new incredible cooking learned from chef-instructors at The Culinary Institute of America.
  10. (Set) The Science of Gardening & The Everyday Gourmet Set on sale

    (Set) The Science of Gardening & The Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $88.90 $539.90 $88.90$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.
  11. (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Outdoor Cooking & Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Learn professional cooking techniques from the CIA with this set of courses. Begin by mastering the fundamentals of cooking, and discovering the skills and confidence you need to make delicious meals in the kitchen. 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 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.
  13. (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.
  14. (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.
  15. (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.
  16. (Set) The Essential Everyday Gourmet Set

    (Set) The Essential Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.75 Starting at $549.75 $599.75 $549.75$599.75
    Looking to spice up your culinary skills? This five-set series of our most popular Everyday Gourmet courses provides everything you need to make great-tasting, healthy, fun meals, and still have time to enjoy what you prepare. From Outdoor Cooking to Pastries and Desserts, this set gives you tips, techniques, instructions, recipes, and more to grow your culinary repertoire and expand your gastronomic horizons.
  17. (SET) Everyday Guide to Beer & The Everyday Gourmet Set

    (SET) Everyday Guide to Beer & The Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    Few things in life sum up the pleasures of outdoor entertaining better than cold beer and grilled food. Master the secrets of both back-to-back with this set of two courses packed with insights and everyday tips. In The Everyday Guide to Beer, Professor Charlie Bamforth and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company take you through the history of this surprisingly complex beverage, from popular styles like pilsners and stouts...
  18. (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
  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) 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...