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.

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
6 min read

Knife Skills Classes: 8 Knife Cuts Every Professional Cook Should Know

Do you desire to become a culinary arts cook? Here are the top 8 knife cuts you should master in professional knife skill classes!

September 2, 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
8 min read

Different Knives and the Best Uses for Each One

Whether you’re new to cooking or working as a culinary professional, it’s helpful to know the different knives and how each is best utilized.

July 1, 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 Complete 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
8 min read

How to Author a Cookbook

Explore the steps that go into writing a cookbook, from concept to publishing to printing. Make something that lasts after the meal is over!

June 25, 2021
3 min read

2021 Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Graduates Scoff at COVID

The definition of Perseverance is: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition. But there is...

May 6, 2021
5 min read

How Chef Auguste Escoffier’s Legacy of Innovation and Training Chefs Worldwide Lives On

Auguste Escoffier is a world-famous culinary icon, known as the founder of modern cuisine. Learn more about his legacy and the works of his great-grandson, Michel Escoffier.

May 3, 2021
3 min read

Escoffier 2021 Spring Break Culinary Challenge

This past month students from the entire student body of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts were challenged to create...

April 22, 2021
9 min read

Pet Peeves About Professional Kitchens: Escoffier Chef Instructors “Get Real” About Kitchen Life

Learn about kitchen pet peeves from Escoffier’s Chef Instructors. Avoid these missteps so you can excel in the professional kitchen!

April 16, 2021
6 min read

How to Handle Rude Customers

You have the power to turn handling a rude customer into a positive and even promotional experience for your restaurant.

April 14, 2021
17 min read

Women’s History Month: Professional Reflections of Women In Culinary

The first publicly held celebration specifically honoring women was in 1978. An observance that honored the often overlooked contributions of...

March 31, 2021
8 min read

Which Famous Female Chefs Do Escoffier Chef Instructors Admire?

As part of Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts’ features throughout Women’s History Month we asked our female faculty members...

March 26, 2021
20 min read

Black History Month – The Escoffier Perspective

This month we’ve experienced a world-wide focus on Black history. Throughout February we featured Escoffier faculty and alumni, including online...

February 25, 2021
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