Professor Patrick Clark

Professor Patrick Clark
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • The Culinary Institute of America
One of the challenges of cooking with live fire is we all know the challenges of grilling is managing food on the surface now we also have to manage our fuel source at the bottom at the same time.

Patrick Clark has been a chef-instructor at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) since 2008. A 1991 graduate of the California Culinary Academy (now called Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts), he brought strong industry experience in high-end, high-volume dining, most recently at Sutro’s restaurant in San Francisco's historic Cliff House, where he won accolades for his farm-fresh, California-coastal cuisine.

Chef Clark served as executive chef for the California Café restaurant group in Palo Alto, California, and the Santa Barbara Grill in Cupertino, California; both positions allowed him to bring his culinary passion for seasonal, local, and organic foods to the table. Chef Clark also has extensive experience in opening private clubs and luxury hotels. As a member of the 1992 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Culinary Team USA, Chef Clark was the only apprentice to compete on a team that received 26 medals in the International Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany.

As a Chef-Instructor at the CIA, Chef Clark has developed curricula and has taught a wide range of culinary topics, including garde-manger techniques, modernist cooking, modern banquets, and breakfast and lunch. He has traveled to teach and study cuisines across the United States and in Mexico, the Mediterranean, and Europe.

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12 Courses and Sets

  1. The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking

    The Everyday Gourmet: How to Master Outdoor Cooking

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    4.4 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Nothing beats firing up the grill for a great meal—yet most of us don't take full advantage of all the possibilities for outdoor cooking. Not only can the grill provide a savory seared crust on a juicy steak or add smoky flavor to barbecue chicken, grills can enhance salads, side dishes, desserts, and more. Boost your culinary repertoire and learn recipes from around the world that will liven up your summer...
  2. (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.
  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) 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.
  5. (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.
  6. (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.
  7. (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!
  8. (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.
  9. (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.
  10. (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.
  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 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.