The Julian Krinsky Cooking School has been cooking since 1992! Over the past 25 years, we have inspired and encouraged thousands of students to become chefs, restaurant owners, cookbook authors, food publicists and phenomenal home cooks.
This summer, join us on a globally inspired culinary journey. From Peach Hazelnut Crostata to Mixed Berry & Fig Galette to Fennel, Farro, Harissa or Za’atar these international flavors await you in our culinary lab.
So, if the smell of food baking in the oven, the sizzle of sautéing over a flame and the clean fresh aroma of zesting a Cara Cara orange whets your appetite, please join us!
Our enthusiastic professional chefs will teach you essential techniques to:
- cook boldly with color and texture
- add a new twist to an old classic
- increase your depth and breadth of knowledge of food
- create presentations that everyone will be convinced came from a top restaurant!
Share your love of food with like-minded peers from over 40 countries, test your skills against fellow foodie enthusiasts and build up to the “Showdown Competition” where newly made friendships step aside as the flames heat up. No matter who takes top honors, you are all winners on this culinary adventure.
Your aprons are yours to keep as a reminder of your summer adventure with us!
This is a two-week cooking program. If you are interested in our half-day course, please check out our Enrichment program.
The earlier you register, the more you save!
Day Tuition: $1,350
Residential Tuition: $4,495
“I have attended several cooking schools in Italy. This is amazingly better!”
“The culinary staff at the Julian Krinsky Cooking School focused on everything from the mise en place to the final plate presentation. I left with a new appetite for cooking!”
“Teenagers have been using the course as an opportunity to identify their future role in the food industry or as a way to enjoy a periodic rendezvous with the kitchen.”
“Who knew that spending a few hours every morning in the kitchen over the summer at JKCP would change my life! By the end of the program, I was convinced that cooking was my future.”
“The cooking program is a fast-paced, fun opportunity to develop sophisticated taste buds, a critical appreciation of food and the ability to create some mouth-watering dishes yourself.”
SCHEDULE OF A DAY
Would your dream job involve food? Tasting chocolate all day? Traveling the world to experience local cuisines? Enduring numerous rounds of recipe-testing with your colleagues in the test kitchen? This program will prep you for the coolest jobs on the planet.
The program is ideal if you want to:
- Learn about recipe development
- Meet guest chefs
- Learn about college opportunities in culinary arts
- Become an entertainologist
- Refine your tastes; explore umami
- Create artful presentations
- Develop your style and broaden your entertaining experiences
- Learn about perfect pairing
- Discover what makes a cookbook great
Program Highlights Include:
- The Business of Cooking
- Tasting Seminars
- Ninja Knife Skills
- Interesting Pairings
- The Art of Presentation
- How to Mine a Cookbook
- Gadgets and Gizmos
- Classic vs. Trendy
- Flavors of the World
- Eating Like a Food Critic
- Cook-Offs and Competitions
- Learn from Guest Chefs
If you think you would enjoy a less intensive experience, check out our one-week cooking class at Enrichment.
OUR CHEF INSTRUCTORS
Each of the summer Chef Instructors has been selected because of their professional accomplishments. They are made up of restaurant chefs, cookbook authors and culinary arts teachers.
Tina Krinsky – Cooking School Founder – Born in Philadelphia, Tina Krinsky was profoundly influenced by the sights and smells of her Italian grandmother’s cooking. Since that time, Krinsky has worked with famous chefs in both the back and front of the house and continually goes to cooking schools. She has a diploma from the Rhode School of Cuisine in Tuscany’s Villa Lucia and has worked with numerous well-established chefs like Gary Coyle from Tavern on the Green in New York City. In 1992, she created the Julian Krinsky Cooking School for kids and teens. From knife skills to flavor experimentation to summer internships in Philadelphia’s finest kitchens, Krinsky has developed the premier summer culinary experience.
LIFE AT VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
College Life. From meeting your new roommate, walking to class on the beautiful campus, eating in the dining halls and taking classes in the historic buildings, you’ll get a taste of what life as a college student is really like. You’ll love the modern facilities, air-conditioned dorms, snack shops, WiFi and state-of-the-art athletic spaces.
International Experience. About 40% of students come from around the world to join us each summer. Every year we hear how much students enjoy meeting people from all over the country and the world and how it opened their eyes to different parts of the globe.
Trips & Activities. One of the best parts of JKCP is the activities. Every evening there is a planned event. Sometimes we stay on campus, and other nights we’ll travel to a local venue for an off-campus activity. Trips are offered every Saturday to regional destinations of your choice. And Sundays are for exploring the Philadelphia region.
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