About That Cooking School and Chef William Niemer
William is an American Culinary Federation certified Executive Chef and Culinary Educator. Innovative strategic planner and operations professional. A industry professional that can “get it done” with an eye on obtaining operational excellence. Possess a strong mixture of creativity, academic experience that is supported by a business framework.
THAT Cooking School offers a fun environment for kids, families, and adults to learn culinary skills. Owner and Primary Chef Bill Niemer has been in the industry for over 30 years with experience running schools such as Le Cordon Bleu and AI Minnesota.
Our offerings for your special event
Looking for a fabulous and fun event catered by your very own personal chef for your next party or event?
Contact That Cooking School. We offer custom tailored parties and private events. From Corporate Team Building events to girl scout troops, That Cooking School will make your event a great sucess.
Here are some of the events we can provide for you:
Appoint an Executive Chef
Executive Chef heads to Kitchen to take a picture of the pantry to see what items are available for their meal
15-minute planning session
1 hour cook timeJudging categories: Taste 50 pts, Presentation/ creativity 50 pts
Teamwork 50 pts. Organization / Cleanliness 50 pts
Create 1 dish to present to the judges, remainder is to be served buffet style for the entire group to enjoy. Must use each ingredient from your mystery basket in your meal.
Decorate your table to match the themed bin (think outside the box) this is part of your presentation score.
Be creative, and have fun.
CHILI COOK OFF
Think you know how to make a mean chili or want to learn? Join forces and we will put your skills and creativity to the test!
PAINT THIS AND COOK THAT
Channel the inner chef AND artist in you. This unique class gives you a chance to sharpen your skills in both painting and cooking. At the end of the class you will have a fabulous painting and a full stomach.
OR CREATE YOUR OWN.. .
Think it would be fun to have a Bloody Mary Challenge? Want to learn how to cook the perfect turkey? Always wanted to make a soufflé? Let us know and we can customize a class for you!
We provide Chef training programs to get ACF Certification - Certifcation Matters!
What’s unique about the ACF Certification Program?
The ACF certification program is the most comprehensive certification program for culinarians offering 16 certification levels. Culinarians achieve certification based on education, experience, and successful completion of written and practical exams. The certification programs is guided by the ACF Certification Commission. Learn more about the Certification Commission.
To increase the value, credibility and recognition of the ACF Certification Programs, four certification levels are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Additionally, the Certification Commission models all certification levels on NCCA standards. Learn more about the value and benefit of NCCA Accreditation.
ACF Certification adds value to the certificants, employers and the public. With thousands of chefs competing in the job market, it is essential to prove your culinary competency.
Benefits of ACF Certification:
- Enhances reputation by proving the chef has the knowledge and skills required for a position;
- Shows that the chef embraces continuing education as a life-long goal for continual improvement and mastery of the culinary arts;
- Instills self-confidence when the chef achieves the goal of earning a reputable, challenging and quality-driven credential;
- Communicates that the chef upholds the Culinarian’s Code of Ethics, including conducting oneself with honesty, integrity and fairness in providing professional service;
- Proves that the chef can collaborate with others to cultivate new and innovative culinary techniques and skills.