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Three Shops To Touch The Hearts Of Culinary Enthusiasts

Boston ShakerWhen food-minded travelers plan a journey to a new city, their itinerary often starts not with the top tourist attractions but with where to wine and dine. For this very special type of tourist, browsing a state-of-the-art cookery shop can be just as exciting as visiting a famous historical site or a renowned art museum, and they usually come away with more functional souvenirs. While the three independent stores highlighted below have various specialties, they are all founded upon a deep knowledge and a passion for their respective culinary niches, making each of them a potential highlight for a culinary traveler’s next trip. [...Read More]

Indian Chef Ronak Nanda Wins Culinary Clash In The United States

Ronak Nanda Wins Culinary Clash The Mumbai-born chef Ronak Nanda has won this year’s Culinary Clash, a scholarship fundraiser and cooking competition for culinary students arranged by the San Francisco-based Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in partnership with Luce. The event took place at the InterContinental Hotel. [...Read More]

Chef Grant Gordon Shows Off His Skills In The Philippines

Grant GordonScrumptious and tantalizing ‒ and that's not the food being referred to but the chef who is preparing it: one of the hottest young chefs in the United States, Grant Gordon. 27-year-old Grant was recently in charge of a two-day cooking demonstration at Pasay City’s Mall of Asia as part of the American Embassy in Manila’s America in 3D event. At the cooking demonstration Gordon prepared his favorite soup: shellfish and saffron veloute served with a mussel froth. The soup contains no less than 20 ingredients, according to the recipe released to the press, including the most expensive spice on earth: saffron. [...Read More]

Iron Chef Winner Cat Cora Has Some Advice For Future Chefs

Iron Chef Cat CoraWhen Cat Cora was only 15 years old she already had a clear idea about her future career and was already passionate about food. One day she sat down and drafted her first business plan, not realizing how the culinary world would explode in the near future. Cora eventually became America’s first female chef to win the Iron Chef of America competition. She has written books, created her own brand and designed a unique line of shoes, and her brand new TV show, America’s Best Cook, made its debut this past Sunday. [...Read More]

Chef’s Fare Event In New Jersey Proves To Be Very Popular

Stevens Institute Of TechnologyIn culinary news from Hoboken in New Jersey, Pierce Dining Hall at the Stevens Institute of Technology decided to take a break from its usual dinner offerings; instead, students were welcomed with a live music performance and a number of fun activities, with a beach theme in addition to the main highlight of the evening: a selection of sumptuous dishes carefully prepared by chefs from three different universities ‒ SUNY New Paltz, Marist College and the Stevens Institute of Technology. [...Read More]

Chef François Payard Plans Surprise For Passover

Chef François PayardOne of the most renowned pastry chefs in the world is ready to reveal his latest creation for Passover, but for now he is keeping the details a secret. François Payard is only prepared to say that it will be based on matzah and stuffed with caramel. Payard explained: “We are working on something very special. The idea is that people not get tired of you. It’s about trying to create something new for the market.” [...Read More]

Season Three Of The Mind Of A Chef Announced

April BloomfieldThe Mind of a Chef is a beautiful and rare thing: an intelligent TV show about the world of culinary arts. Narrated in his uniquely personal style by Anthony Bourdain, season three of the James Beard Award-winning show will once again be presented by WGBH Boston on PBS. The show gives viewers a rare insight into the minds of chefs Magnus Nilsson and Edward Lee and will follow these two great culinary icons from the kitchens that have virtually become their homes to their international travels in search of inspiration, ingredients and the perfect culinary masterpieces. [...Read More]

Chef Allan Wambaa From Oregon Earns ProChef III Certification

Allan WambaaIn culinary news from Oregon, chef Allan Wambaa was awarded one of the top honors a culinary professional in the United States can attain when he received ProChef III certification from the highly-esteemed Culinary Institute of America. Wambaa is the executive chef for three well-known visitor venues in the Oregon region: Portland’s Centers for the Arts, the Oregon Convention Center and Portland Expo Center. All three venues are serviced by pacificwild, the top-notch catering department of Aramark and the sole premium beverage and food brand for the venues. [...Read More]

Three Chefs From Texas Among 12 Most Promising Chefs In The US

Matt McCallisterOf the 12 most promising new chefs in the US named in the annual list in Food & Wine magazine on Tuesday, three work in Texas. This shows that the state in the southwest of the country is not only home to cowboys and wide open spaces but also to a lot of culinary talent. [...Read More]

The Five Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains In The United States

BurgerFiSomeone who is considering a career in the restaurant industry, either as waiter, chef or restaurant manager, will undoubtedly want to know which part of the industry is experiencing the strongest growth. According to a recent study by Technomic, the list of the five fastest-growing restaurant groups in the United States with sales of less than $200 million per year was topped by BurgerFi. [...Read More]

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