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Private lesson

I took a one day private lesson at the Cooking School. I learned a lot about how to cook Sichuan... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2014
Scottsdale, Arizona
A great two weeks

Cooking School in China was an experience of a lifetime. Living like a local in a large Chinese... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2013
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8 Jul 2014
“Private lesson”
15 Nov 2013
“A great two weeks”
Do you love to cook? If YES>>>> Join us for a professional cooking class at China's top rated culinary College - the SICHUAN HIGHER INSTITUTE OF CUISINE in Chengdu China, where the teaching staff will impart years of culinary experience and insight...more
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I took a one day private lesson at the Cooking School. I learned a lot about how to cook Sichuan style food. It was fascinating to see how a wok should really be heated and used. When you take a course here you really see...More

Date of experience: May 2014
8  Thank rrogel
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Cooking School in China was an experience of a lifetime. Living like a local in a large Chinese city for two weeks, going to a real college/university setting, learning so much about a cuisine that I and many people in my part of the world...More

Date of experience: October 2013
6  Thank D9496ILsusanc
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I did the two week course in October 2013. Overall a very positive experience. Starting in a home kitchen the restaurant woks and burners took some serious getting used to, but have also spoiled me on my wimpy kitchen at home. The chef's definitely know...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

OK, I am a traveler and enjoy seeing the sites and eating local cuisine. From time to time my wife and/or I take some local cooking classes. One of my favorites is in Beijing at thehutong.org where along with a group you learn to make...More

Date of experience: September 2013
5  Thank fracmeister
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Beginning of August I went to China to follow cooking classes at 3 different cooking schools to raise my knowledge of Chinese cuisine. In Chengdu at the Sichuan higher institute of cuisine, I got my best experience. A very professional, pleasant and interesting introduction of...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank Rudy V
Reviewed 8 May 2013

The CSC was fantastic. The course was filled with interesting people from around the world, Chengdu is one of China's more livable/enjoyable cities, and the culinary aspect of the course was superb--the chef instructors & translators were great and we learned a lot. I love...More

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Unlike the others I attended a "private" 2-week cooking class at Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine in January. Therefore I could join a class with professional army and police chefs. As a professional chef myself I wanted to improve my understanding of Sichuan food and...More

Date of experience: January 2013
1  Thank Davoserli
Reviewed 26 April 2013

A great introduction into the subtle and not-so-subtle world of Szechuan cooking. This was a wonderful experience with expert teaching, enthusiastic translators (for those of us who do not speak Mandarin), and fun excursions to local markets and attractions which were included as well. Overall...More

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank Barry H
Reviewed 23 April 2013

china is food, sichuan is flavour sichuan higher institute of cusine is the only university which educates chinese chefs for food and cooking lovers this is a real paradise two week course is a good value for money but also very big fun :) other...More

Date of experience: April 2013
1  Thank chris u
Reviewed 29 January 2013

I would advise you not to take any notice of the review by warringpoet he hasn't a clue what he is talking about and hasn't even attended the two week course. As a professional chef and restaurant owner who attended the course in June 2012...More

2  Thank Neal J
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8 June 2018|
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Response from DianeAngelaDrey | Property representative |
I am the original founder of the program from 2010. I am based in New York City. The person who took over the travel culinary program in 2014 is sadly no longer running the business, but if you can track me down on the... More
16 April 2018|
Response from DianeAngelaDrey | Property representative |
Please email me at Diane.Drey at gmail com I am can send you information.
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7 November 2016|
Response from DianeAngelaDrey | Property representative |
Dear Clarissa I am the founder of this program and developed it for five years. In 2014 I sold the business to a new owner. I just learned that he closed the operation in 2016. This makes me very sad. So many guests came... More