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Have your sights set on becoming an executive chef? Begin to understand executive chef job responsibilities, challenges, and strategies for reaching the pinnacle of the culinary hierarchy.

How Restaurant Owners Can Create a Positive Team Culture

Discover how you can increase your reputation and employee experience by developing a positive team culture.

February 21, 2024

Should Restaurant Owners Go to Culinary School?

Ever wonder if going to culinary school is worth it or not? Learn more about the benefits of attending culinary school as a restaurant owner.

January 25, 2024
Culinary Arts 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
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

Tandoori Cooking: 5 Secrets Behind Indian Clay Oven Techniques

Discover the secrets behind tandoori cooking and the vibrant flavors that have captivated taste buds for centuries.

December 28, 2023
Culinary Arts 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
Culinary Arts 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
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

Cooking for a Crowd: Techniques for Scaling Recipes

Discover the essential tips and techniques to adjust ingredient quantities, maintain flavor balance, and create perfect portions every time.

December 18, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 9 min read

How to Organize Your Home Kitchen Like a Professional Chef

To set up a home kitchen like a professional chef, efficiency and organization are key.

October 20, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How to Calculate Food Cost Percentage

Learn how to calculate food cost percentage, and find out how this vital performance indicator can help contribute to the success of your business.

October 18, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 11 min read

Inside a Chef’s Mind: The Process Behind Creating New Dishes

Discover how to create new dishes, with insights from a professional chef into the techniques, process, and mindset that can contribute to culinary innovation!

October 17, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How to Negotiate with Food Vendors

Explore how to negotiate with vendors, including researching your options, using your leverage, and requesting terms that can benefit your business.

October 6, 2023
Health & Wellness Careers 8 min read

Why Chefs Should Care About Culinary Nutrition

Learn what culinary nutrition is, and why both aspiring and established chefs should care about this wellness-oriented approach to food.

September 26, 2023
Culinary Arts 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
Recipes & Techniques 5 min read

How to Make a Blackberry Galette

As summer comes to a close, popular summer fruits, like berries, make way for fall favorites like apples and pears....

September 20, 2023
Value of Culinary Education 11 min read

How Long Can It Take to Become a Chef?

Passionate about cooking and want to move into the role of chef? Explore the pathway toward this profession!

September 14, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 12 min read

Executive Chef vs Head Chef: What Is the Difference?

Explore the difference between executive chefs and head chefs. Learn what these roles have in common, how they differ, and which you might pursue.

August 17, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 10 min read

How to Make a Professional Culinary Portfolio

A professional culinary portfolio is invaluable when seeking employment or clients. Learn the essential components to make your portfolio sizzle.

August 10, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 4 min read

How to Make Soy Glazed Pacific Halibut with Crispy Mushroom Roll and Bok Choy

Pacific halibut is one of the largest species of flatfish and is primarily found in the icy waters of the...

July 24, 2023
Value of Culinary Education 12 min read

Learning How to Cook: A Guide for Beginners

If you want to learn how to cook, start here. Tips for practicing techniques, conversion tables, and how to take the next steps beyond beginner.

June 5, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 48 min read

How to Become a Chef: The Essential Guide

How to earn the title of “chef” with the broadest application across the professional food service industry.

May 30, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How Building a Personal Brand Can Benefit Your Culinary Career

Ever wonder how to build a personal brand as a chef or hospitality professional? Discover our best tips and how personal branding can benefit your career.

May 22, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

How to Make Fish Tacos

Escoffier Chef Instructor Scott Cohen shares his famous fish tacos. His recipe includes fresh and colorful ingredients!

April 25, 2023
World of Food & Drink 9 min read

Which Chefs Have Earned the Most Michelin Stars?

Here are the ten chefs with most Michelin Stars of all-time.

April 7, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

Easter Celebrations Are Full of Hoppy Traditions

The Easter Bunny,  spring bonnets, egg hunts, and of course… the food!  Easter traditions are alive and well across the...

April 6, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 7 min read

Is Being a Chef a Good Career Choice?

Becoming a chef is a great career choice for the right person. If you have a passion for cooking, being a chef could be the best path for you!

March 24, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 6 min read

5 Tips For How To Become a Personal Chef

Jumping into a career as a personal chef? Here are five tips to help you set your new business up for success, from marketing to networking.

March 17, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 15 min read

13 Great Culinary Careers in the Food Industry

Discover top careers in food like chef consultant, recipe developer, & more. Plus responsibilities, qualifications, and who each career could be great for.

March 10, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

10 Dishes Every Vegan Chef Should Know How to Make

Whether you’re a vegan chef or are looking to learn how to make more plant-based recipes, start with these ten vegan dishes.

March 3, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Treat Your Sweetie to a Valentine’s Day Delight – Chocolate Raspberry Tarts

Whether you’re enrolled in culinary school as a pastry arts student working toward your degree or diploma, an executive chef...

February 14, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How to Prepare for an Executive Chef Interview

Prepare for your executive chef interview and stage request by exploring our top interview tips. Unpack common questions and skills you might need.

January 27, 2023
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

10 Common Interview Questions for a Chef Position

Ready to start your career as a professional chef? Here’s a list of the chef interview questions.

January 18, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 12 min read

Some Souper Recipes from Escoffier Chef Instructors

The thought of hot and hearty soup can bring up notions of time gone by. Memories of tomato soup and...

January 17, 2023
Culinary Arts 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
Culinary Arts 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
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

How to Make Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles

Escoffier Chef Instructor Renee Moreno shares a decadent dark chocolate peppermint truffle recipe great for the holidays.

November 30, 2022
Culinary Arts 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
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

How to Make Latke with Shredded Chicken Confit and Crème Fraîche

Escoffier Chef Instructor Dan Bearss shares his latke recipe, a pan-fried potato pancake that is popular in eastern European cuisine.

November 17, 2022
Culinary Arts 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
Baking & Pastry Arts 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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

How Professional Chefs Keep Up with Culinary Trends

Professional chefs can keep up with culinary trends by networking with others, looking to younger generations, and practicing creative cooking.

November 9, 2022
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