Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
L'Academie de Cuisine, one of the United States "Top Ten" Culinary Schools is pleased to announce that Chef Claude Perdriolat will teach the Pastry Arts Evening Program beginning August 2012. Chef Claude is a native of Drome, France and came to the U.S. in 1981. After apprenticing at “Au Peche Mignon” pastry shop in St. Vallier France, he worked as a pastry cook at “Patisserie Coutin” and worked as assistant pastry chef at “Patisserie Blanc” before coming to the United States. In the years he has worked in the US he has worked as a Pastry Chef for Michel Richard at Citronelle, The Red Sage Restaurant, Lion d’Or, as well as at The White House for special occasions. With over 25 years working in pastry, candy and chocolate, Chef Claude has acquired a solid reputation in chocolate and sugar showpiece work, in addition to creating classic European and American pastries. As Chef Francois Dionot said, “Chef Perdriolat brings to his students valuable knowledge, experience, and passion, and a bighearted spirit, making him a truly exceptional teacher.”
In 2005, L’Academie was named one of the “Top Ten” Culinary Schools in the United States. The Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts Programs (daytime and evening) provide a course of study in the theory and techniques of classic French cuisine with an emphasis on fine food planning, preparation, and presentation. L’Academie de Cuisine offers small class sizes so students receive personal attention and expert instruction under the direction of European and American trained chefs and pastry chefs. The professional program includes a paid externship for students to work in fine-dining restaurants, hotels and bakeries min the Washington, DC area as well as externships nationwide. An application is available on LAC’s website. Visit http://www.lacademie.com for an application or contact LAC’s Admissions Department for more details at (800) 664-CHEF (2433), x201 or admissions(at)lacademie(dot)com. Professional Culinary Arts Programs begin each January, March (evening) April, July, August (evening) and September.
In addition, L’Academie de Cuisine has offered over 1000 recreational cooking classes at two locations in Gaithersburg and Bethesda Maryland since 1976. Other areas of study include continuing education and private events.