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Chez Boucher's Cooking School Offers an Affordable Spin on Culinary Training

By Elisha Neubauer

Culinary Arts is a constantly budding industry. With the attention culinary television shows have placed on the business, more people than ever are signing up to join the ranks of chefs and sous chefs worldwide. While the industry has seen a bigger influx of students than ever, that hasn't cheapened the cost of a true culinary arts education...leaving some people to walk away from their dream of running their very own kitchen.

This is exactly what Ron Boucher of Chez Boucher Cooking School wants to change. As the website proudly states, the Chez Boucher Cooking School began in 2003 with the goal of offering a place for the general public to learn how to cook.

But, this wasn't enough for Boucher. After witnessing the cost of Culinary Schools skyrocketing, he decided to take action, and in 2007 he launched his very own professional training program for those looking to start or elevate a career in the industry.

Whether you're looking to spice up your at-home kitchen with some new tricks or you're striving toward running your own professional kitchen, Chez Boucher Cooking School will teach you all you need to know. This includes everything from the basics to professional knife skills and so much more.

"We focus on the science of cooking and explain all of the cooking methods as well as how to properly apply them," states Boucher. "We believe in hands-on training and teaching others how to become more organized and efficient in the kitchen."

The school offers a variety of workshops, allowing students to truly dive into the specialty they're most interested in. These include topics such as preparing seafood, chicken, and beef, as well as vegetables, grains, soups, salads, and desserts. Workshops are usually held on Saturdays at 9am and last for approximately five hours. However, for those looking to fill a smaller gap in their weekend plans, two-hour mini-workshops are also available, which cover slightly less detail.

Boucher tells us that his most popular classes are the series classes: Cooking Essentials and Bistro Cuisine. These classes are held on one week night per week and last for a total of six weeks. Another popular option offered by the Chez Boucher Cooking School is a unique spin on date night, Couple's Night Out. This class is generally offered on Sunday evenings, once a month, and is a food and wine pairing course taught specifically for couples. Boucher refers to it as his best selling event.

Other classes include such titles as Advanced Classical International Cuisine, Baking and Pastry Basics, and Cooking with Friends. Culinary tours, corporate team building, and food and wine dinners are also available through the school.

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