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New Kosher Culinary School Opens in Tel Aviv

 

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There is a new way to hone your culinary skills and learn to become a chef in a kosher environment.  The Dan Gourmet School of Kosher Culinary Arts recently opened in Tel Aviv, Israel.  It is a first time collaboration between the ORT Vocational Schools and the prestigious Dan Hotel chain.

The new $2 million center is fully equipped and ready to train Israel’s next generation of chefs and pastry chefs.  The center which claims the largest kosher learning kitchen in the world will offer an internationally recognized cooking and baking curriculum for aspiring chefs.  The full program will take 8 months to complete.  The classes are based on the Culinary Institute of America, where Amir, the head chef/teacher studied, however they are taught in Hebrew.  Writing exercises are not expected in Hebrew and some English translations can be accommodated, so if you have some basic Hebrew you should be able to get by.

In addition to training young people to be kosher chefs, the school will also offer informal courses in response to the growing need for workshops and classes for Israelis looking to improve their cooking skills.  So far all the courses are exclusively in Hebrew, but starting in the new year they will begin offering week long courses for tourists including trips around the country (sounds like a my kind of vacation).

Whether you are a foodie who just wants to cook great food at home and for friends or you want to be a professional chef, this new kosher culinary school will inspire.  Amir says, “Culinary students are the future of the Israeli culinary scene.  We hope to bring international knowledge and experience into their fresh cooking style”.

For more information –

Dan Gourmet on Facebook (Hebrew but great pictures)

Dan Hotel chain English page

Twitter

Image – The Kitchen at the new school provided by Dan Hotel.

 

Please email the director with any questions you may have Nirar@dangourmet.org.il

 

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About Tamar Genger MA, RD

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Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!

 

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13 Responses to New Kosher Culinary School Opens in Tel Aviv

  1. avatar says: jbbm

    the kitchen looks beautiful!!

  2. I am in love. I may have to sign up

  3. I have heard about this place and it looks stunning! I would love to have a kitchen like this at home!

  4. avatar says: saba

    great can i study it in english

  5. avatar says: avi cohen

    I will be making Alliyah and am interested in studying culinaray artsI have basic hebrew but do you thi k I should take uspan first. WE are movi ng in July. when do classes start? t and what is the cost?
    thanks
    Avi Cohen

    • I don’t have more info, but will see if I can get someone to respond to you, otherwise you might want to call.

    • avatar says: Ruth

      Hi Avi,
      Firtsly, good luck with Aliyah, its exciting if not a little daunting.
      I work at Dan Hotels head office and would be happy to help arrange or answer details for you. I’d say it would be very advisable to do an ulpan either way before doing any other furtehr learning in Israel; classes start all the time so you shouldn’t worry too much. If I can be of other assistance please email me on ruth.waiman@danhotels.com thanks

  6. avatar says: chana

    do you have baking classes for this summer?

  7. avatar says: melit

    hi! i’m looking for culinary school here in Israel. i know hebrew but not everything since i just came here 3 years ago. i would appreciate it if you could reply in my questions. how much does the whole course costs? and how many days in a week are the meetings? thank you

  8. avatar says: leah

    Hi i’m interested in the chef course i would like to know the cost when it’s starts and how long its for thank you

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