The CIA campus nestled in the hills of Napa Valley draws professional culinary figures from every corner of the globe during its annual Worlds of Flavor conference, but it also appeals to local residents of St. Helena with week-long cooking classes focusing on knife skills, kitchen terminology and myriad cooking methods.
"There was a huge demand for these [classes]," said Greg Drescher, vice president for strategic initiatives and industry leadership, who added that more home cooks are asking for classes focused on international cuisine, such as Spanish tapas.

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