Culinary Arts

Embark on a transformative journey to elevate your culinary prowess. Explore how fundamental cooking techniques, artful presentation refinement, and the skilled orchestration of seasonal ingredients converge.

16 min read

Beef Cuts Explained: Different Cuts of Beef Every Professional Cook Should Know

Up your cooking game with this guide to understanding how beef cuts are created and categorized!

May 14, 2024
9 min read

The Guide to Tex-Mex Cuisine: History, Ingredients, and Techniques

Explore the vibrant history and unique flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine and what makes it distinct from Mexican food.

April 5, 2024
8 min read

How to Care for Your Kitchen Knives: Sharpening & Storage

Want to gain an edge in your kitchen? It might just start with proper knife care, which can help you prep better meals and get the most out of your knives.

April 2, 2024
9 min read

Kitchen Slang: A Guide to Jargon Used in Professional Kitchens

Professional kitchens use a wild amount of unique language. Here’s a guide to some of the most common kitchen jargon you’ll hear from chefs.

March 21, 2024
9 min read

Knife Skills: 10 Knife Cuts Every Professional Cook Should Know

Knife skills can make or break your career in the kitchen, so check out these ten knife cuts all serious cooks need to know!

March 7, 2024
12 min read

Who Was Auguste Escoffier? The Story Behind the King of Chefs

Who was Georges Auguste Escoffier? Why does our school bear his name? Explore the fascinating story of the iconic French chef who revolutionized cooking!

February 15, 2024
8 min read

What Is Food Fermentation? Cooking and the Process Behind Fermentation

Discover how fermenting foods can unlock unique and complex flavors, transforming ordinary ingredients into something entirely new.

February 8, 2024
8 min read

How to Make a Great Charcuterie Board

Anyone can learn how to make a great charcuterie board, no culinary expertise required! Simply pick your palette, explore your creativity, and enjoy.

January 3, 2024
8 min read

How to Manage Your Back of House Schedule

Back-of-house scheduling can be a dull chore—or the secret to your restaurant’s success! Discover our top tips for how to schedule restaurant staff.

December 29, 2023
11 min read

Different Knives and the Best Uses for Each One

From the Japanese chef knife to the humble paring knife, every home cook or professional chef should know about different knives and how to use them.

December 26, 2023
10 min read

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Chef

You love being a chef, but it can be a tough job. We’ll show you how you can find work-life balance as a professional chef.

December 21, 2023
11 min read

Veganism 101: The Basics of Vegan Cooking

Vegan cooking can include a lot of creativity and a willingness to experiment with flavors and substitutes.

September 21, 2023
10 min read

How Culinary Students Explore Flavor Profiles

Flavor is a complex combination of taste, aroma, and texture. Learn how culinary students explore flavor profiles!

September 11, 2023
8 min read

The Flexitarian Diet: What It Is and What Aspiring Chefs Should Know

Are you thinking about trying the flexitarian diet? Learn more about what the flexitarian diet is, its health benefits—and why aspiring chefs should care.

August 9, 2023
3 min read

4 Tips For Cooking With Bison

Bison is a tasty meat that can offer unique cooking challenges for eager young chefs. 

July 7, 2023
7 min read

How Plant-Based Meat Substitutes Are Changing the Way We Eat

Plant-based meat substitutes are increasingly popular. Here’s what you should know about the rapidly growing industry.

May 29, 2023
5 min read

10 Must-Read Articles if You’re in the Culinary Industry in 2023

If you’re part of the food industry, here are the top culinary blogs you should read! Discover the best techniques and skills to elevate your career.

January 3, 2023
7 min read

5 Tips All Chefs Should Follow to Avoid Burnout

Professional chefs might experience chronic stress in a busy kitchen, working long hours. Discover how to avoid burnout in the culinary world.

December 7, 2022
7 min read

5 Experiences that All Great Chefs Should Have

Whether you start your own restaurant, write a cookbook, or train under elite chefs, here are experiences all chefs should have.

December 6, 2022
6 min read

What Is a Maillard Reaction?

Discover how the Maillard reaction affects the most important aspects of your culinary masterpiece, including flavor, color, and aroma!

November 22, 2022
9 min read

10 Dishes Every Professional Cook Should Know How to Make

Looking to prove your culinary skills or refine your cooking techniques? Start with these 10 dishes professional cooks should know how to make.

November 16, 2022
6 min read

5 Ways Chefs Can Continue Their Culinary Education

How do professional chefs stay up-to-date with contemporary culinary techniques, trends, and more? Explore the best culinary education for chefs today!

November 11, 2022
5 min read

8 Regional Barbecue Sauces Every Chef Should Know

Here are the top 8 regional barbeque sauces every professional chef should know before starting a BBQ restaurant in the US!

September 20, 2022
10 min read

12 Dishes Professional Chefs Admit They Hate to Make

No matter how much they love their jobs, there will always be some dishes chefs hate to make. Here are twelve from Escoffier’s Chef Instructors.

September 15, 2022
5 min read

Bay Leaves: What Are They and How to Use Them in Cooking

We discuss what bay leaves are, potential substitutes, and how to properly use them in cooking.

August 5, 2022
6 min read

5 Culinary Apps All Chefs Should Have

Here are the top culinary apps every chef should have: creating recipes, managing inventory, food trends and more.

August 2, 2022
9 min read

How to Communicate Effectively in the Kitchen

Check out these tips on how to communicate in the kitchen for both a productive and safe foodservice operation.

July 25, 2022
8 min read

7 Tips for Becoming a Faster Cook

If you’re looking to increase your speed in the kitchen, check out these tips for becoming a faster cook.

July 20, 2022
7 min read

A History of the Chef’s Hat

While every chef typically wears some type of hat, the one they choose can tell a unique story. Learn more about the history of the chef’s hat.

July 5, 2022
7 min read

10 Tools You Need in Your Chef Utility Belt

To simplify their job and create a more perfect product, every chef should possess certain culinary tools. Here are the top ten to keep in your utility belt.

May 31, 2022
6 min read

How to Perfectly Pair Pasta and Sauces

Are you curious about how to pair the right pasta sauce with different pasta shapes? This guide explains everything you need to know.

May 2, 2022
18 min read

What Are The Culinary Arts?

What does the term “culinary arts” mean? We’re breaking it down — from definitions to careers to education... plus, how to know if it’s right for you.

April 22, 2022
7 min read

What Are Functional Mushrooms and How Can They Be Used in Cooking?

Are you curious about functional mushrooms? Then learn more about how you can use these adaptogenic and medicinal mushrooms in the kitchen.

March 25, 2022
5 min read

The Art of Food Presentation

Why is food presentation important? Here’s how plating techniques can create a multi-sensory experience for diners.

March 7, 2022
7 min read

What Is Mise en Place and Why Is It So Important to Chefs?

The French term “mise en place” is an important concept for every chef to understand. Learn how mastering this practice can lead to a more organized kitchen.

February 8, 2022
6 min read

The Importance of Measurement in the Kitchen

In order to know what needs a dash more, you need to start out by measuring in the kitchen.

October 6, 2021
166 min read

The Essential Glossary of Cooking Terms for the Culinary Arts

Culinary professionals must be familiar with culinary terms! Browse this glossary of French cooking terms for immersion in the language of the kitchen.

September 27, 2021
6 min read

Plant-Based vs. Vegan: Why Chefs Need to Know the Difference

Cooking for 21st century crowds involves knowing the differences between a plant-based vs. vegan diet. Here are some key distinctions.

September 13, 2021
8 min read

Food Styling Tips From Escoffier Chefs

Escoffier Chef Instructor and food stylist for film and television Billie Sutton shares some of her top food styling tips and ideas.

August 25, 2021
6 min read

What Is Sous Vide Cooking?

Sous vide cooking is a culinary technique that rewards precision and time with tender, evenly-cooked food. Learn how it was invented and how to use it.

August 11, 2021
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