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February 8, 2017

Step Into the Kitchen

In the kitchens of L’Academie de Cuisine, you will find the heart of a romance that has been unfolding since the beginning of time. A precise and passionate desire to transform a seemingly simple ingredient into an all-sensory experience that transcends taste, smell, and sight.

 When you step into L’Academie de Cuisine, you become much […]

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February 5, 2017

Alumni Highlight: Katsuya Fukushima

Katsuya Fukushima received a double degree in math and art at the University of Maryland. But throughout college, he skipped classes, preferring to stay home to cook dinner for his roommates and watch the television show “Great Chefs” on PBS. Fukushima took several odd jobs to make ends meet, and upon witnessing the kinetic energy […]

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February 2, 2017

Pastry and Culinary Career Pathways

When Chef Francois created L’Academie de Cuisine 40 years ago, he wanted to provide a space to teach more than just cooking. He wanted to arm you with the culinary prowess and skill set needed to excel in a culinary-related field. An education at L’Academie de Cuisine sets you on a journey into a culinary- or pastry-related career. From […]

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November 4, 2016

The Difference Between Cook and Chef

A chef is much more than just a good cook.   In order to direct talented cooks to execute a specific culinary design, a chef must be a coach, a manager, and most importantly, a teacher. If the chef wants a dish prepared or presented in a specific way, then he or she must be […]

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October 19, 2016

2017 Pastry Arts Scholarship Competition

Enter for the chance to win a $4,000 scholarship to L’Academie de Cuisine’s Pastry Arts Program! Former White House Executive Pastry Chef and L’Academie de Cuisine Pastry Arts Program Founder Chef Roland Mesnier gives you the chance to turn your baking hobby into a budding pastry career. Present your renowned dessert to Chef Roland and one […]

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October 14, 2016

L’Academie de Cuisine Alumni Chefs Awarded Michelin Stars

L’Academie de Cuisine is proud to announce that two of its alumni are among the twelve Michelin star recipients in Washington, D.C.’s first-ever Michelin Guide. Aaron Silverman, a 2005 L’Academie graduate, 2016 James Beard Award winner, and founder of Pineapple and Pearls, is among the three restaurants that earned a two-star rating. Among the nine […]

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August 17, 2016

Remembering Chef Michel Richard, Friend of L’Academie

Our community has lost one of its most vibrant and talented members. Chef Michel Richard was prolific. His food brought happiness to all those who tasted it; his restaurants provided a home to many cooks, servers, and bartenders who wanted to work with the best of DC dining; his guidance proved invaluable to those who wished […]

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August 8, 2016

Alum Aaron Silverman: Culinary Superstar

There are as many reasons to love Chef Aaron Silverman as there have been orders of the now-famous pork lychee salad served at Rose’s Luxury, his nationally ranked Washington, DC restaurant. But the L’Academie community loves him best for being one of our own. We caught up with Aaron in the wake of the opening […]

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