Monday, March 21, 2011
Coast to Coast
If you haven't heard the news already, The French Culinary Institute now has a campus in Campbell, California—just south of San Francisco. FCI career pastry and culinary programs will begin this April. Jacques Pépin, dean of special programs, cookbook author, and TV cooking show host, will be teaching a class for the inaugural Classic Culinary program, and Jaques Torres, dean of pastry arts and owner of Jacques Torres Chocolates in New York City, will be teaching a class for the inaugural Classic Pastry program. We also have two scholarships available for students attending these first two classes in April.
We are excited to be able to expose our students to both the Bay Area and New York City, with their rich food cultures, and we look forward to becoming a strong participant in the food community in the Bay Area.
Along with our new location, we also have a new website, which is chock-full of interesting tidbits: alumni bios, reports on events at the school, some of the interesting community endeavors we are participating in, and much more. The site is also easier to use and navigate. You can check out one of our many blogs for more in-depth coverage, too. We hope to keep you abreast of all the exciting things going on at both schoosl, as well as make it easy to get all the information you need on our many fantastic programs and areas of study. So, click around the new site. We think you will like it as much as we do!