IN THE KITCHEN: Chefs Khalil Ali, left, and Sharaz Mohammed demonstrate a lunch prep for guests at the Caribbean Culinary Institute.

Creating a space where individuals and groups can learn and share in the culinary arts.

That’s what Peche Patisserie owner and head chef Khalil Ali envisions for the newly opened Caribbean Culinary Institute (CCI), located above his restaurant on Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas.

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