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
  • Introduction to sensory assessment, tasting techniques and food pairings
  • Olive oil defects and positive attributes
  • Introduction to olive oil chemistry
  • Olive oil cultivars
  • Regional sensorial characteristics
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • Certified cobalt tasting glass
  • Certificate of completion at course end

Note: Olive Oil Sommelier Certification is a two-course comprehensive, certification series. Completion of both courses is required for certification. This course, Olive Oil Sommelier Certification: Course One, is a prerequisite for Olive Oil Sommelier Certification 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

05/11/2020

05/13/2020 $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

Sep 2019

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


09/24/2019 -

10/08/2019 – $1,625
Tue & Thur 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

Oct 2019

BREAKFAST BREADS & PASTRIES


10/07/2019 -

10/11/2019 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


10/14/2019 -

12/18/2019 – $8,200
Mon & Wed 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


10/21/2019 -

10/25/2019 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF JAPANESE CUISINE


10/21/2019 -

10/25/2019 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


10/21/2019 -

10/30/2019 – $1,550
Mon Wed & Fri 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Nov 2019

CHARCUTERIE & PÂTÉS


11/04/2019 -

11/06/2019 – $820
Mon-Wed 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


11/15/2019 -

11/16/2019 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dec 2019

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


12/02/2019 -

12/06/2019 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

SUGAR PASTE FLOWERS SESSION A


12/10/2019 -

12/12/2019 – $495
Tues-Thurs 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES