AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Chef Steve Eisner, a 30-year veteran of the food industry, will be teaching the course. “The class is a terrific starting point for people who aspire to be professional chefs, restaurant owners or hospitality managers in hotels, country clubs or institutional settings,” Eisner said. “The real fun is in the kitchen – what pot to use, how to hold a knife, how to bake, stew, braise, and the best part is that students get to eat what they cook. I get so excited when I see students progress through the class and end up cooking a beautiful buffet as part of the class final.” The class will meet from noon to 1:50 p.m. or 2 to 4:50 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, visit the college’s Web site at www.canyons.edu or call (661) 362-3280. VALENCIA – College of the Canyons will offer its first-ever culinary arts degree program when the spring semester starts on Monday, to train would-be chefs for a growing field. The first class offered will be Foods and Nutrition in the Restaurant Industry, which will cover culinary techniques for commercial kitchen operations. “The truth is, if you learn how to cook, you will always have a job,” said Kevin Anthony, chairman of the college’s hotel and restaurant management program. “The class will provide students with a solid beginning in the fine art of culinary skills.” The class will also provide food safety instruction and prepare those seeking Los Angeles County food handler’s certificates. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!