Those who consider spending time in the kitchen aim to learn the tricks of the trade and prepare better dishes. We set off, wondering how these needs can be met, and pay a visit to the Culinary Institute, a place of education and production. This is a 7 storey building on Tepebaşı. A cafe and shop greet you on the ground floor. Here you can find the specially made corn bread of the institute. There are also different patisserie products behind the counter. This section can be named the "tea-coffee-dessert" area. Dried fruit from Saroz, fruits, jams, pickles, tea and marmalade are sold in the big glass section. When the founders of the Culinary Institute first set out, their objective was to teach the fine details of Turkish Cuisine and introduce it to Turkey, as well as to the world.
Many courses on subjects such as olive oil dishes, Italian cuisine, French cuisine, Turkish cuisine and decorated cookies targeting amateur cooking enthusiasts are offered here througout the year. Most of these are daily courses that last for 3 hours. There are also professional certificate programs and chefschool/ cookschool programs offered to those who are considering a career in the kitchen.
The plates served at the institute's 'practice' kitchen are all prepared by students who have received their foundational training here. The menu mainly features modern Turkish and Mediterranean dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients.
|Venue name:||Istanbul Culinary Institute|
Meşrutiyet Caddesi 59
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7.30-22.00, Sat 10.00-22.00, closed Sun|