Chef Avram Wiseman Kosher Turkey Talk Expert
Chef Avram Wiseman, is the Dean of Student Affairs at the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA). Chef Avram Wiseman is a highly experienced professional chef and culinary educator. Early in his career, he held an astonishingly diverse number of positions in a wide array of settings Banquet Chef and Garde Manger Chef at several large hotels, Executive Sous Chef of the United Nations kitchen, and Executive Chef at the Riverhouse Restaurant in New Jersey (where he earned 4 stars from the Asbury Park Press). Chef Avram is more than a little familiar with the demands of the kosher kitchen, having served as the executive chef for Lederman Caterers in Queens, Kay Caterers in NYC, President Caterers in Long Island, and Paradise Caterers at Marina Del Ray in The Bronx.
Chef Avram began teaching, his true passion, in 2000 at The Art Institute of New York. Over the six years he spent there, he earned a CHE certification in hospitality education and completed coursework in teaching methodology. Chef Wiseman was made Dean of Student Affairs at the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts (CKCA) in 2010. In addition to his dean responsibilities, he teaches for CKCA's Professional Training Program in Culinary Arts as well as many of our recreational classes. "We at CKCA are extremely fortunate to have someone as knowledgeable, charismatic, and inspired as Chef Wiseman as part of our team." Read excerpts from our Chat with Chef Avram Wiseman.