My name is James Chen and I am the new Business Development Manager for CREA Academy. I am contacting you to follow up on your expressed interest in taking a sous-vide training class with a sous-vide professional. Dr. Bruno Goussault teaches sous-vide courses for renowned chefs around the globe, including Joel Robuchon, Thomas Keller, Heston Blumenthal as well as the majority of the Michelin's three-star chefs in Europe.
We have recently opened up a class to take place January 31st-February 2nd, 2012 in the Washington, DC area. The cost per person is $2,400.00 for the 3-day training and the application form can be sent to you upon request.
During the training you will learn the origin and evolution of sous-vide; the why-and-how it made its way into the kitchens of the world’s top Chefs. You will learn the reason for which there is a right temperature to cook each different product and how to put it into practice using your own recipes. You will learn to master the times and temperatures to control the color, tenderness and flavor of your product. Part of the training is devoted to learning about the right equipment: How to select, calibrate, utilize and maintain them. There is no single way to cook sous-vide and because scientists love experimenting as much as Chefs, most of the time is dedicated to hands-on training. Under the direction of our Chief Scientist, you can experiment and taste to discover the many possibilities sous-vide has to offer. Over the three days you will see these techniques as they are applied to meat, poultry, fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits, sauces, herbs and aromatics. Lastly, the focuses will be on microbiology, bacteria, good food safety and shelf-life in order to achieve the best quality and the safest products. The class is mix of lecture & hands on activities which leads to a very informative and fulfilling experience.
Regarding the HACCP Plan, also necessary for the Health Department, we provide a 2-day service. The first day is about training your team to use, maintain and update a HACCP plan, particularly regarding the sous vide technique. The second day is about building your HACCP plan for your recipes made sous vide, with the Chef, Sous Chef and persons who will be involved in the sous-vide process in your kitchen. The total cost is $5,000 for HACCP Plan plus travel expenses and 2-night hotel lodging. Our specialty is the sous-vide technology, we do not provide the HACCP Plan without a three-day sous-vide training. If you are interested in getting the training & HACCP plan we can look at a package for better pricing. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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