(PRWEB) April 18, 2005
LÂAcademie de Cuisine is pleased to announce that French Chef Patrice Olivon, the Executive Chef at the French Embassy in Washington, DC from 1992 until March of this year, has joined the professional teaching staff in LÂAcademieÂs renowned Culinary Career Training Program.
LÂAcademieÂs Founder and Director, Francois Dionot said ÂChef Olivon truly represents the culinary schoolÂs philosophy of combining the modern French classic techniques with American sensibilities to provide a solid foundation for a culinary career.Â
French Chef Patrice Olivon was raised in Provence, located in the South of France, where the emphasis on cooking is in the utilization of the freshest local ingredients. French Chef Olivon studied cooking at the culinary college in Marseilles as a full-time student. As a young man, he received recognition during his military service as Chief Cook at the OfficerÂs Club in Briancon, later accepting a position with Chef Jacques Maximin at the famous Hotel Negresco in Nice.
He relocated to Washington, DC in1979, where he achieved success at such notable establishments as the Maison Blanche restaurant and The Morrison House Hotel in Old Town Alexandria. In 1993, French Chef Olivon joined the ranks of the countryÂs best chefs who are called upon by The White House to provide exceptional cuisine for the First FamilyÂs guests. This led Patrice Olivon to receive a decoration of honor from the Ordre National du Merite in 2001 for his role in keeping alive the flavors and traditions of France in the United States.
Recently, French Chef Olivon has released an interactive CD-ROM "Table For 8" that allows others to Âlearn what the professional chefs know.Â French Chef Olivon has also been an awarded participant on the Food Network show ÂFood FightÂ and has appeared in several White House documentaries.
New culinary and pastry arts training programs are beginning in July and October of 2005. At LÂAcademie de Cuisine, students can study:
- Culinary Arts, with emphasis on French cuisine and techniques
- Pastry Arts, from tiny hors dÂoeuvres to elaborate wedding cakes
- Recreational Classes for both beginners and experienced cooks
For additional information on LÂAcademie de CuisineÂs programs, or to learn more about studying under French Chef Olivon, call LÂAcademie at 301-670-8670 or visit them on the web at http://www.lacademie.com. Applications are available online.
About LÂAcademie de Cuisine
Founded in 1976, L'Academie de Cuisine is the premier culinary school in the Washington, DC area. The school offers both professional career training and recreational classes at two locations in Bethesda and Gaithersburg, Maryland. Other areas of study include: part-time professional classes, continuing education, corporate team building, and a wide variety of recreational classes.