In this first level, 3-day course, we will examine the history and cultivation of the olive tree and delve into harvest and the methods used in olive oil production. We will taste samples from around the world and learn to recognize olive oil defects and sensory attributes.

Executive Director, Olive Oil Sommelier Certification program: Curtis Cord, publisher of Olive Oil Times and president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Olive tree history, cultivation and harvesting
  • Production and processing
  • Grades and standards
  • Sensory assessment
  • Introduction to olive oil chemistry
  • Olive cultivars
  • Olive oil defects and positive attributes
  • Shelf-life and quality management
  • Advanced tasting techniques and food pairing
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • Certified cobalt tasting glass
  • Certificate of completion at course end

Note: Olive Oil Sommelier Certification is a multi-course comprehensive, certification series. Completion of all courses is required for certification. Click here for information on Course Two.

About Olive Oil Times Education Lab:

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab supports projects that foster a greater understanding of olive oil through collaborative initiatives with partner organizations. Olive Oil Times is an independent online publication, and the leading source of olive oil industry news and information.

CLASS SCHEDULES

04/30/2018

05/02/2018 – $1,400
Mon-Wed 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Oct 2017

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


10/23/2017 -

11/01/2017 – $1,550
Mon Wed & Fri 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

ESSENTIALS OF SPANISH COOKING


10/23/2017 -

10/27/2017 – $1,495
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


10/30/2017 -

11/3/2017 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF FINE COOKING


10/30/2017 -

11/03/2017 – $1,750
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Nov 2017

TAPAS ESSENTIALS


11/02/2017 -

11/03/2017 – $695
Thurs & Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


11/03/2017 -

11/04/2017 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

CHARCUTERIE & PÂTÉS


11/06/2017 -

11/08/2017 – $820
Mon-Wed 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Dec 2017

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


12/04/2017 -

12/08/2017 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Jan 2018

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


01/04/2018 -

02/01/2018 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

BREAKFAST BREADS & PASTRIES


01/08/2018 -

01/12/2018 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES