On March 11th, Josette Leblond aka Chef Josette and her award winning staff, along with a variety of dignitaries will be on hand for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Culinary Institute of Los Angeles.
They will host a cocktail reception at 4:00pm with the ribbon cutting at 5:30pm followed by food demonstrations.
The Culinary Institute is founded by internationally acclaimed food manufacturer Chef Josette, who owns and operates Normandie Bakery for wholesale and retail. Inside the bakery is her boutique-style French restaurant called Josette’s Bistro and now the Culinary Institute.
Chef Josette said, “This is such a joy for me to teach the culinary art to those who want to understand, appreciate the art of French cooking because cooking is my life,"
Chef Josette’s restaurant-bakery has been known as one of the premier French bakeries in Los Angeles since 1985 featuring a variety of breads, croissants, pastries, cakes and pâtés. Along with Chef Josette, the Culinary Institute is staffed with other award winning chefs, including Chef Bruno, Chef Jean Marc Touya, and Chef Victor with each teaching their specialized culinary fields. Each student will have the opportunity to be hands on in the making, preparation and tasting of what they prepare.
The Art of French Home Cooking will be one of the many classes taught. Classes include making crepes and Béchamel sauce with each student preparing their own batter, creating one the most famous cookies in France, the French Macaron, in many different flavors, and cooking the famous French stew Coq au Vin starting with butchering and marinating the chicken.
Students will cover the French Charcuterie, production of different terrines and mousse, and learning the secrets to making the best Tourte, Alsacien, cheese, onion, vegetables, fish and meat, etc. Covering the sweet side of cooking will be the making of many flavors and assortments of pasties, tartes and petit fours.
3022 South Cochran Avenue (corner of Cochran and Jefferson Avenue), Los Angeles, CA 90016.
For more information, visit http://www.chefjosette.com/.