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California School Of Culinary Art

521 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

General Phone: 626-229-1300
Financial Aid Phone: 626-229-1300
Sector: Private for-profit

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The man who put 'gourmet' into everyday kitchens - AZ

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Once we were content to cook with flimsy pots and two types of cake pans (round and angel food), and to eat little beyond meat and potatoes, iceberg lettuce and a fair amount of lime-green Jell-O. Then along came Charles "Chuck" E. Williams, with his keen eye and impeccable taste, and an uncanny ability to know what we needed in our kitchens long before we ever did. It wasn't long before he had us mesmerized by KitchenAid stand mixers, Cuisinart food processors, Krups coffee makers and professional juicers, as well as zesters, saute pans, tart pans and real Italian aceto balsamico. Since the former carpenter transformed an old hardware store in Sonoma, Calif., into the first Williams-Sonoma cookware shop in 1956, his once-modest business has grown into a $3 billion-a-year corporation. More than 36,000 employees operate more than 250 Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide and in Canada, as well as an additional 300 stores in the company's other chains, which sell home furnishings and accessories: Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, Hold Everything, and the 3-year-old West Elm, which features a sleek and modern, lower-priced line of furniture. This summer, the first Williams-Sonoma Home store opened in - more available