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CASA Nashville

CASA – The Nashville Culinary Arts School

Nashville is a great foodie town that’s headed in only one direction—up.  Though music still reigns supreme in the hipster mecca, eating comes in as the citizenry’s second-favorite pastime.  Here good ol’ Southern gets considerable edge, a dash of honky-tonk and plenty of soul.  Anything and everything goes, from Korean fried chicken to Duck à l’Orange, just as long as it’s delicious and has that unmistakable ring of authenticity.  Chefs have fun in this most creative environment, seesawing expertly between two poles of innovation and old-school tradition, mixing it up in brave new ways.   

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Gourmet
Chef

Apprenticeships/Externships

Mastering technique to achieve vision is the hallmark of a great chef. Direct training, communication and oversight by a great chef is the quickest, most efficient way to learn.

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Artisan
Baking

Apprenticeships/Externships

Artisanal baking is the convergence of science and soul. There is no better way to master technique than by learning directly from a master baker.

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Restaurateur

Apprenticeships/Externships

Business courses cannot prepare you the way real-world training and direct instruction can.

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Pastry
Chef

Apprenticeships/Externships

The rich, delicious world of pastry and confection-making is best learned by working directly with a professional.
 

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CASA. The apprenticeship model culinary school.

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Germantown is how to Chef Tandy Wilson’s beloved City House. As the name suggests, this is a meet and greet spot for the locals including many a musician, artist, and culinarian. Curing is near and dear to Wilson who has taken to hand-curing hams and making his own salamis. Weekly-changing dishes include specials like Octopus with bbq sauce, celery, spring garlic gremolata and red onion with peanuts and a slew of pizzas including many with non-traditional ingredients like Sour corn cake, with white beans, cauliflower, garlic, fennel and crushed black pepper.    Chicago native Ryan Poli of Catbird Seat is one chef who’s making the culinary edge his home. There are no servers at Catbird. Rather, Chef Poli serves patrons himself at his interactive chef’s counter. His creations are informed by his culinary adventures including time spent working for Rene Redzepi at his Noma Japan pop-up, Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, and to travels across Europe and Asia. Those fortunate enough to get reservations for one of ten, yes ten, available seats for the tasting-only service may have the pleasure of encountering creations such as Poli’s Hamahama Oyster with Mushroom Broth & Pine Nuts, Duck Egg Chawanmushi Style with Grilled Shiitake & Roe, Umami Crusted Beef with Shiso and Eggplant and Bitter Chocolate with Roasted Kelp Ice Cream Topped with Orange and Matcha Crisps.   Want to launch your career in the culinary arts in Nashville? Whether you’re yearning to reimagine classic Southern dishes, do small plates and spirits, or serve up unimaginably good ramen, if your cuisine has soul and edge, Nashville has got a place for you. If you think you have the determination and work ethic it takes to work in the professional world of cooking then look into a CASA apprenticeship with a well-respected chef. In months, not years, you can develop the skills and understanding it takes to embark on a life-changing career.   Recording Radio Film Connection is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.  In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Recording Radio Film Connection, please visit http://tn.gov/thec/topic/authorized-institutions-data and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.   CASA SCHOOLS
Chef Apprentice School of the Arts
424 Church Street – Suite 2000
Room 213
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 649-5600
  
 

Affiliations

National Restaurant Association Educational FoundationWileyCulinary NetNew ChefAmerican Personal and Private Chef AssociationWorld Association of Chefs Societies
IFSEAServSafeSlow Food USAWUSTHOFMercerAmerican Culinary Federation

 

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Learn from renowned chefs in their kitchens.

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