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."

68 Courses and Sets

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68 Courses and Sets

  1. (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.
  2. (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.
  3. (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...
  4. (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...
  5. (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.
  6. (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.
  7. (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.
  8. (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.