Teaching artistry in French cooking

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Prepare to enthrall your taste buds during your trip to Arizona Culinary Institute, which teaches traditional, proven French Method cooking skills, combined with the best modern techniques. ACI students learn in this excellent, private, Scottsdale facility that is staffed by experienced, dedicated chefs and administrators. It’s an opportunity to see firsthand where tomorrow’s chefs learn their craft.

The institute was founded by Chef Robert E. Wilson, former Arizona Gov. J. Fife Symington III, and Jerry Mayes, who is chairman and CEO of Swift Transportation. Those individuals recognized a need in the Phoenix area for a culinary school focused on traditional French methods of cooking, to prepare students for careers in cookery.

Arizona Culinary Institute studentsAn important resource for ACI is student-run du Jour Restaurant, which serves as a laboratory and classroom. Du Jour is one part fine-dining restaurant and one part student laboratory. Students say the experience they gain during their time in the restaurant is some of the most meaningful and memorable.

Your visit includes a talk by staff about the institute followed by lunch at du Jour, prepared on-site by ACI students. You will have several choices for a delicious lunch and wine can be purchased to accompany your meal.

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EVENT DATE/TIME:   Wednesday, Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

COST: $60

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