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. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (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.
  4. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables & The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

    Bill Briwa
    Starting at $434.90 Starting at $434.90 $489.90 $434.90$489.90
    This two-course set provides insights to cooking healthy food in tantalizing ways. The Everyday Gourmet: Cooking with Vegetables incorporates fresh vegetables and herbs into your everyday cooking to create more flavorful, satisfying meals, while The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking reveals how you can take full advantage of the benefits of a Mediterranean diet right in your own kitchen.
  5. (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.
  6. (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.
  7. (SET) Cooking Across the Ages & The Everyday Gourmet Set

    (SET) Cooking Across the Ages & The Everyday Gourmet

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Gourmands and home chefs will find much to enjoy this two-course set that will change how you think about eating and cooking. First, embark on a fascinating international journey through civilizations that reveals who they were, how they lived, and why—all through the lens of cooking—in Cooking Across the Ages. Then, in The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking, one of the most experienced...
  8. (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.
  9. (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.
  10. (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 $489.90 $469.90$489.90
    Join The Great Courses and The Culinary Institute of America on a two-course journey through the basics of cooking and the exceptional flavors of Mediterranean cuisine. In Cooking Basics: What Everyone Should Know, 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. And in The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy...
  11. (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking & Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids Set

    (Set) The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking & Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    Everyone wants a happier, healthier, more harmonious and enjoyable life. Get effective advice on how to guide your child—and your household—through the milestones and pitfalls of life with Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids, 12 lectures by a renowned clinical psychologist. Bring your family together over delicious meals that are a delight to prepare—and eat!—with Rediscovering the Lost Art of...
  12. (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.