Spring 2024

Section 4426 of CUL250.1
Culinary Arts Survey -- : Mar 27 - May 15 2024

Section 5251 of CUL251B
Culinary Fundamentals 2 -- : Mar 25 - May 21 2024
No class 4/1 & 4/2.

Section 7016 of CUL256.11
Wine and Food Pairing -- : Jan 18 - Mar 14 2024
No class on 2/15.

Section 7026 of CUL250
Sanitation and Safety -- : Jan 22 - Mar 11 2024

Fall 2023

Section 0700 of CUL275.60
Mediterranean Cuisine -- : Oct 19 - Dec 14 2023
No class 11/23.

Section 1132 of CUL251B
Culinary Fundamentals 2 -- : Oct 23 - Dec 12 2023

No office hours

Award-winning chef Christine Piccin credits her dad with inspiring her to try just about anything, once, and her mom with teaching her how to make the perfect pie crust. The first thing she remembers learning how to cook was crêpes, which still show up regularly on the table at her house.

 Christine cooked in white tabletop establishments for ten years (Hotel la Rose, Madrona Manor, Mixx).  As a chef, Christine has paired food and wine for many Sonoma Country wineries, and has written for various food and travel magazines. A confessed fanatique of la cuisine française, Christine’s past articles for FRANCE magazine have allowed her to taste her way through Cognac and help make Comté cheese in the French countryside.

Christine holds a B.A. in French from Sonoma State University. She is a past president of the Sonoma County Culinary Guild, and a Harvest Fair Sweepstakes Award winner, a competition she now helps judge. Training student-chefs in the Culinary Arts program at SRJC since 2006, Christine also teaches Wine 70, and “Why We Love Paris,” a food and travel class.

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. --Doug Larson


Advice to young chefs; young people who love your art;
have courage, perseverance, always hope,
be sure of yourself, of your talent and your probity
and all will be well.
                                                                --Careme