Thursday, October 31, 2013

International Center to offer Global Cuisine

        The International Center of the Capital Region will offer a variety of cooking classes over the next several months. Popular area Chef Yono Purnomo head chef and co-owner of Yono's and DP in Downtown Albany will lead the courses.  Top chef's from around the Capital Region will assist Chef Yono as the International Center strives to "provide students with a world class educational experience in a fun, hands-on, participatory environment."

          The first course, Indoneasan Cooking, will take place on November 16 from 11 am-2 pm. Following that the center will offer an International Cookie Baking Class just in time for the holidays on December 7 at $25 a person. A Japanese cooking course will be offered from 6pm-8 pm on December 18.
         Classes will be continue in the 2014 with Indian Cooking on January 9 and Louisiana Creole Cooking on February 6.

          A VIP Tasting & Tour at the Albany Distillery will take place on March 13 from 6 pm-7 pm for only $10 a person.
         As the snow melts away two great classes will be offered just in time for picnics and warm weather! Teaching Great BBQ Techniques on April 10 from 6 pm to 8 pm and Middle Eastern Cooking will be offered on May 8 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

        All noted classes are priced at $50 a person unless noted  otherwise. For more information contact the International Center of the Capital Region by calling (518) 708-7608, online at, or via e-mail

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