The Sun Valley Culinary Institute (SVCI) continues to seek candidates for its one-year Professional Program for September 2023 for Wood River Valley and all Idahoans and others who desire or want to consider a career path in the culinary arts. Enrollment is now open, and SVCI would like to meet you. Join Sun Valley Culinary Institute’s Executive Director Karl Uri and staff, including Culinary Director Chef Andrew Floyd, to learn more about SVCI’s one-year Professional Program on Saturday, April 29, from 12 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, May 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Uri and Chef Floyd will answer questions concerning the program, coursework, tuition and all it entails to enroll, including professional externships available in Sun Valley, Idaho. Appetizers and refreshments will be offered along with tours to have an on-site SVCI experience.
With its new Culinary Director, Chef Andrew Floyd, who arrives at SVCI with more than 22 years of teaching experience, 12 years of restaurant cooking, and 17 years of professional culinary management, SVCI has even more to offer. Floyd possesses an in-depth understanding of French cuisine and products with a concentration on the food and wines of Provence, as well as a thorough knowledge of both Italian and Spanish cuisine and wine. He is also fluent in French and Spanish and has a developing understanding of Italian.
Beyond the kitchen classroom, students can meet visiting chefs and prepare food for dedicated patronage, including residents and visitors. The Institute’s Main Street location makes it accessible and a desirable place to pursue a culinary arts dream, with real-life opportunities at the Sun Valley Resort and the many award-winning restaurants in the Wood River Valley that all support SVCI’s mission and programs with great enthusiasm.
“The Sun Valley Culinary Institute has its doors open to welcome and meet prospective students in the Valley, region and state, who might be interested in pursuing a career in the culinary arts,” said Executive Director Karl Uri. “Please stop by no matter your level of interest to learn more about what we do and the opportunities that exist from earning a one-year certificate.”
Although SVCI is not an accredited institution of higher learning and cannot issue college credits or a formal degree, it is solely focused on culinary education. Students who pursue and complete SVCI’s one-year Professional Program will receive a U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certificate.