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What Does a Personal Chef Do?

Chef If you love cooking, and you know that you want to pursue a career in the culinary world, you certainly have a wide variety of options to choose from. Many culinary school graduates go to on work in restaurants, simply because that is the most obvious and readily available career option in the industry. However, you could also choose to work outside of the traditional restaurant environment by working as a personal chef. [...Read More]

4 Easy Desserts Perfect for Thanksgiving

Cranberry DessertThis Thanksgiving, there is no question that the spotlight will be on the turkey, the company and all the great sides. However, no Thanksgiving meal is complete without a tasty dessert to round it all out. You don't have to spend hours in the kitchen to create a memorable and delicious dessert that guests will love. [...Read More]

5 Fabulous Ideas for a Festive Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Table DecorIt is a common adage in the culinary world that diners eat first with their eyes. While the food at Thanksgiving definitely takes center stage, the whole meal can be made more spectacular with the right decor. The table itself is a fantastic place to start, as it is where your guests will spend most of their time. These five ideas for your Thanksgiving table can dress up the space and make it an even more festive occasion. [...Read More]

6 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving DinnerAccording to the Calorie Control Council, the average American eats a whopping 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving, and that is just for dinner alone! Not only can such an indulgence lead to weight gain, it can make you sluggish and put you on an unhealthy track throughout the holiday season. [...Read More]

A Look at the Daily Life of a Pastry Chef

Pastry Chef Rolling Out DoughIt is hard to imagine a sweeter gig, literally, than working as a pastry chef. If you love making desserts, and you gravitate toward the creative side of the baking field, then perhaps becoming a pastry chef is the right move for your future. [...Read More]

2015 Culinary Trends: Tech in Restaurants

Dining Out in RestaurantThe culinary landscape can change quickly, with ingredients, flavor combinations and chefs coming in and out of fashion at rapid speeds. Like the rest of the world, restaurants are also beginning to utilize technology and change the way that diners book tables, order food and even pay for their meals. [...Read More]

2015 Culinary Trends: Drink Up!

Healthy Juice DrinksAmong some restaurant chefs, the drinks served at the bar are listed on the last page of the menu - a mere afterthought. However, to the savvy culinary professional, drinks are an integral part of the dining experience. Many patrons choose to frequent one establishment specifically because of a fun cocktail, the perfect wine pairing or a delicious coffee. [...Read More]

2015 Culinary Trends: Expanding the Palate

Beetroot HummusA diner serving up classic dishes like pork roast and grilled cheese sandwiches might have a niche market among those hungry for traditional comfort food, but it is a far cry from new, modern restaurants embracing the hottest culinary trends of 2015. [...Read More]

5 Deliciously Different Salads to Try

SaladSalads have a lot going for them, not least of which is how easy they are to prepare and how packed with nutrition they can be. However, if you only ever make boring, basic salads with lettuce, tomato and a bit of cucumber, you could be missing out on the wide range of flavors that a great salad can offer. [...Read More]

Awesome Appetizers Perfect for Game Day Parties

Caprese Salad On SkewersWhether you're hosting the next game day party or you don't want to show up at a friend's party empty handed, appetizers are a must. Finger foods and easy to eat snacks are often the top picks so that hungry guests can dine without getting distracted from the action happening on the screen. [...Read More]

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