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CEMI313  –  Demystifying Wines of the Old World

You will gain an understanding of terroir, regulations associated with Old World wines, and the regions of France, Italy, Spain and Germany. You will learn about wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmont, Tuscany, Rioja and Mosel through tastings.

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
9/18/2017 M 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Coltivare Fee: $99.00

 

 

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CEMI314  –  Wines of the New World

You will be introduced to varietal characteristics and gain an understanding of the climate effects on grape growing and winemaking. Compare and contrast wines, as you taste the major new world producers, including the United States, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
10/16/2017 M 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Coltivare Fee: $85.00

 

 

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CEMI315  –  Selling Finger Lakes Wines

Learn about the history and terroir of the Finger Lakes, and how and why certain grape varieties are grown here. Compare Finger Lakes wines to other domestic wines, so you can easily recommend our own local wines. You will learn about sales and marketing techniques for on premise sales, and taste major varietals including Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Lemberger.

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
11/20/2017 M 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Coltivare Fee: $95.00 | Early Bird $95.00

 

 

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CEMI316  –  Wine and Food Pairing

Explore the philosophies of wine pairing. Learn about the basics of wine structure and aromatics as you experience classic pairings. Gain pairing skills with a variety of red and white wines, learning how they accompany sweet, savory, salty, sour, spicy and creamy foods.

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
12/11/2017 M 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Coltivare Fee: $139.00

 

 

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CEMI317  –  Basic Knife Skills

Master your kitchen with basic knife skills you learn in the hands-on culinary class. Instruction begins with the selection of 1 of the 3 proper knife grips, use of the guide hand and use of the 3-sided sharpening stone and steal. You will learn how to use a variety of knife cuts including small, medium and large dice, julienne, batonnet, oblique, paysanne, chiffonade, fluting and fanning.

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
10/7/2017 S 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Coltivare Fee: $79.00

 

 

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CEMI318  –  Sauces and Thickening Agents

The secret really is in the sauce! Learn how to make a simple stock and turn it into an amazing well-balanced sauce that will turn your favorite entrée into something special and make you more than a cook! Learning the five basic sauces is the first step in training to become a professional chef, but is easy enough that, with help, a beginner can have success. Learn the five mother sauces and you will be able to prepare a range of recipes like a professional.

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
10/14/2017 S 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Coltivare Fee: $85.00

 

 

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CEMI319  –  Basic Cake Making and Decorating

Make your cakes look as good as they taste. You will learn to make butter cream icing as well as simple piping techniques to create flowers and borders, and how to ice your cake so it is smooth and attractive. There will be plenty of time for hands-on practice before you decorate your own cake in the second class. This class is great for beginners or for those that just need to brush up on your basic skills.

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
10/21/2017 - 10/28/2017 S 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Coltivare Fee: $149.00

 

 

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CEMI321  –  Event Planning Start to Finish

Are you interested in event planning? Do you now have responsibility for your organization's events- large or small? Enroll in this workshop to gain an understanding of the basics of event management and how to develop and build these for long-term management. Learn how to contact and negotiate with clients, develop food and beverage options, create room design and set up audio-visual support. You will also gain skills in execution of an event, onsite management, evaluation and follow-up. You will walk away knowing how to navigate the event planning process from start to finish, as well as have a solid foundation to build your event planning career!

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
11/14/2017 - 11/15/2017 TW 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Coltivare Fee: $145.00 | Early Bird $129.00

 

 

CEMI322  –  Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry

Opportunities abound in the hospitality industry- from hotel, casino and restaurant operations, to destination sites, and transportation companies. More entrepreneurial careers in beverage tasting rooms, food trucks, bed and breakfasts or an Air B&B business might be part of your career! Regardless of where you find employment, the one common critical skill for success is quality customer service. This course will be taught by Sue Stafford, Chair of our own Hotel and Restaurant Management program and former hospitality professional with Hilton, Marriott and Intercontinental hotel companies. Sue was also Regional Hotel Inspector for Condé Nast Publications, and a former owner, partner, and Vice President of Hospitality International Executive Search where she recruited and reorganized operational staff for a list of clients that included most major hotel, restaurant, and food service companies. Topics will include understanding Joe Pine's "Experience Economy", and how we create authentic experiences for our guests. We will also explore the art of the heart-anticipating and providing for our guests’ unique needs through active listening and handling inquiries to build stronger customer relationships and loyalty. Finally, we will learn about recognizing a customer complaint as the gift that it is. Take your heart of service to new heights and be at your best in a successful guest service career!

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
11/2/2017 R 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Coltivare Fee: $99.00 | Early Bird $89.00

 

 

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CEMI323  –  Wine Service Series

There are multiple distribution channels where wine is sold today and it plays an important role in hospitality. Our wine-service training program will provide you the knowledge and confidence to respond to customer inquiries and to recommend specific wines for customers. Led by our own Brandon Seager, Chair of our Wine Marketing Degree Program and former wine maker, these programs include tastings. Series includes: Demystifing Wines of the Old World, Wines of the New World, Selling Wines of the Finger Lakes, and Wine and Food Pairing

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
9/18/2017 - 12/11/2017 M 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Coltivare Fee: $365.00

 

 

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CEMI324  –  Culinary Series

Do you want to develop or upgrade your skills for your cooking career? Do you cook for groups and want to learn more from an expert chef? Take these workshops for skills that differentiate entry level from expert. Series includes: Basic Knife Skills, Sauces and Thickening Agents, and Basic Cake Making and Decorating

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
10/7/2017 - 10/28/2017 S 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Coltivare Fee: $269.00

 

 

CEPE394  –  ServSafe Food Worker Training

Ensure the same food safety principles are delivered each and every time. This food worker-training workshop offers food handlers and food operators' basic training on safe food handling practices that will decrease the risk of food borne illnesses to the public. Covers five key areas:
    • Basic Food Safety
    • Personal Hygiene
    • Cross-Contamination & Allergens
    • Time and Temperature
    • Cleaning and Sanitation ServSafe programs have been nationally recognized and accepted by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety education-training program.

Additional Info:

Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
10/6/2017 F 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Ithaca Extension Center Fee: $145.00 | Early Bird $129.00

 

 

CEPE497  –  ServSafe Alcohol Service Training

Program designed for people employed in establishments where alcohol is consumed or sold. Attendees learn strategies for serving alcohol responsibly while providing excellent customer service. Topics include: recognizing signs of intoxication, preventing sales to minors, quick intervention in problems, confidence building, quality service, employee safety, customer service vs. customer safety, differences between a "good time out" and potential trouble. Upon passing the written exam, participants will be granted the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Certificate. Fee includes book and exam

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Date(s) Meeting Day(s) Time Location    
10/20/2017 F 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Ithaca Extension Center Fee: $155.00 | Early Bird $139.00

 

 

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