6-Day Basics 3
Best of Italy and Spain

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The instructors possess both a passion for teaching and an approach to cooking which resonated deeply with me. They approach cooking as a creative endeavor with the “kitchen as studio” as the mindset. You of course learn technique (along with great food history!), but they also push hard to help you cultivate courage and confidence in the kitchen and to become your own unique type of chef. The entire team at NWCAV is really amazing.

Mark A.

Throughout my time at NWCAV, I improved my flavour game and learned much more. By the end of the program, I found myself much more comfortable cooking dishes from other countries introduced to me during the Master Camp such as fresh made pasta and gnocchi. As the program progressed, many of the later recipes required foundation knowledge and skill sets from previous days of learning. I have been to about a dozen schools in my life time because my family moved very often and I have to say these instructors at NWCAV were the best instructors I have met.

Mike Z.

After completing the Master Camp I can honestly say that it was everything I wanted, I have no inclination to continue in the industry but I am sure that this would give you a good idea of what the business is about. As for the instruction, each chef was extremely knowledgeable and as different as their personalities were they all brought something different to the table. The chef to student ratio was extremely high, answers and ideas were never far away. Each chef was very entertaining in their own way and it was a real pleasure getting to know them.

Rick K.

Such a great school! Amazing instructors and great curriculums. Absolutely no regrets taking the one year program.

Kimmee L.

If food is your true passion and you are sitting miserable behind an office desk right now pretending to be interested in what you are doing, this is for you. I encourage you to take one moment and glance at the Northwest Culinary Academy website. The professional programs offered there are a non-conventional rounded approach to food and cooking. Forget your notion of out-dated cooking schools and military kitchen systems. At Northwest, and in addition to acquiring a slaying culinary skill set, you are learning about farming, balance in food, plating design, creative thinking, grace under pressure. One of the best decisions of my life.

Shathel H.