The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago Hosts Master Chef Marcel Biro

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Cooking School inspires students with European-Inspired Cuisine

Master Chef Marcel Biró, star of the PBS reality cooking show, The Kitchens of Biró has opened restaurants in nine countries and 34 US states, winning several coveted European awards. His latest book, Biro: European-Inspired Cuisine is being released this month. Biro will share his culinary expertise on Thursday, June 9th, at 2 pm at The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. The Institute is affiliated with Le Cordon Bleu, the world's most famous cooking school, founded in Paris in 1895. Biro’s book, as well as information about the presentation, can be found at

One of the youngest chefs in European history to attain the title Master Chef de Cuisine, Marcel Biró was a certified chef instructor at the age of 21. He was holding ‘chef’s school’ for aspiring chefs by day and cooking in Michelin-starred restaurants by night.

Chef Biro will demonstrate recipes from his book at the Chicago cooking school and he will be available afterwards for questions and a book signing. This class is open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

Biró—European-Inspired Cuisine by Marcel Biró and Shannon Kring Biró is the companion book to the nationally broadcast, 26-episode PBS reality cooking series The Kitchens of Biró. Like the delectable recipes featured on the television program, the 150 amuse-bouches, appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, and desserts in Biró—European-Inspired Cuisine demystify classic European culinary technique and are adapted for the home chef by Marcel and Shannon from Biró Restaurant and Wine Bar and the Marcel Biró Culinary School. The recipes reflect the favorite regions in which the chef has worked—Alsace, Tuscany, southern Germany, and Andalusia—and feature his trademark balance of elegance and simplicity.

The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago shares numerous impressive guest chefs with their students. Past guests include: Martin Yan, Fergus Henderson, Tony Mantuano, Rick Bayless, as well as Art Smith – Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef, and James Beard’s Award Winning Pastry Chef, Gale Gand. The most recent guest was Chef Cat Cora, the 1st Female Iron Chef. The schedule of upcoming guests is available at

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