food trends

Food Entrepreneurship 10 min read

Ghost Kitchens & Ghost Restaurants: What Are They and How Do You Start One?

Everything you need to know about ghost kitchens and ghost restaurants: an alternative restaurant model with lower startup and operating costs.

July 7, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

How to Make Chicken Ratatouille Penne Pasta

Chef Instructor Scott Cohen shares his classic French dish with a twist – Simmered Chicken Ratatouille with Penne and Summer Basil.

July 6, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

How to Make Grilled Fruit Dessert Salad

Chef Instructor at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts shares how to make her vibrant Grilled Fruit Dessert Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing.

June 6, 2022
Baking & Pastry Arts 7 min read

7 Best Pastry Arts Books According to Professional Chefs

With so many baking and pastry books to choose from, it can be hard to know which ones to read. Start with these recommendations from professional chefs.

June 1, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

How to Make Chili Lime Grilled Chicken

Chef Instructor at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts shares his flavorful Chili Lime Grilled Chicken recipe.

May 27, 2022
World of Food & Drink 8 min read

French Cooking: How and Why French Cuisine Came to Rule the World

By providing a backbone of flavors and techniques, French cooking has supported many modern cuisines. However, exactly what is French cooking?

May 12, 2022
Food Entrepreneurship 6 min read

How to Build a Delivery-Friendly Menu

If you want to properly serve customers looking for meals to-go, you’ll need to design a delivery-friendly menu. Here’s how to do just that.

March 10, 2022
Culinary Arts 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
Recipes & Techniques 4 min read

Fat Tuesday is Made for Shrimp Etouffee

Today is what many refer to as Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras: the last day of Carnival – a period...

March 1, 2022
World of Food & Drink 10 min read

American Regional Cuisine: The Best Dishes from Around the Country

American cuisine is as diverse as the nation’s population. Read about some of the most loved dishes from these seven US regions.

February 17, 2022
World of Food & Drink 8 min read

What Is Fusion Cuisine?

What is fusion cuisine, and what opportunities lie in this niche of the culinary world? Here’s the status of fusion cuisine right now.

February 4, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 5 min read

What Is a Mocktail and What Are the Best Recipes?

Giving liquor the boot but still want to enjoy a mixed drink? Let’s explore some of the most popular mocktails you can make as alcohol-free alternatives.

February 2, 2022
Boulder Student Life 6 min read

7 Best Bakeries in Boulder that Every Pastry Student Should Visit

These seven Boulder bakeries offer specialty treats, unique flavor combinations, late-night delivery services, and more!

January 29, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 7 min read

How to Make a Modern Peach Melba

Celebrate National Peach Melba Day with this modern take on a beloved Escoffier creation.

January 13, 2022
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Ring in the New Year with Cheery Champagne Cocktails

Celebrations call for something special to commemorate the occasion. Champagne is the usual choice and for good reason: champagne itself...

December 31, 2021
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Eggnog Cocktails Perfect for Holiday Entertaining

It’s Christmas Eve and those who celebrate the Christmas holiday are anxiously anticipating a few days of family, friends, and...

December 24, 2021
World of Food & Drink 7 min read

Food Podcasts Every Serious Culinary Arts Professional Should Listen To

Want to give your culinary skills or knowledge of food a tune up? Tune into these food-related podcasts to hear from world-class chefs, bakers, and other experts.

December 1, 2021
Culinary Arts 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
Culinary Arts 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
World of Food & Drink 8 min read

The True Costs of Processed Foods: Your Health, Your Planet

Processed foods are convenient and cheap, but they may be worse for you—and the environment—than you think. Learn how chefs are ditching processed foods.

August 18, 2021
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

Don’t Drink On An Empty Stomach: Dishes To Pair With Classic Cocktails

Explore some principles of good cocktail and food pairings. Plus, get six great combinations featuring classic cocktails that you can try at your next meal.

August 13, 2021
Culinary Arts 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
Food Entrepreneurship 6 min read

Positioning Statements for Restaurant Marketing

What is a positioning statement, and how do restaurants position themselves? We’ll show you how restaurants can set themselves up for success through positioning.

June 23, 2021
World of Food & Drink 5 min read

5 Best Plant-Based Restaurants in Chicago

Looking for delicious plant-based restaurants in Chicago? Here’s a list of 5 of the best plant-based restaurants in the area and some of their signature dishes.

June 9, 2021
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

Best Online Plant-Based Delivery Options

Looking to sign up for an online plant-based meal delivery service, but don’t know how to choose which one? We’ll walk you through what to look for!

June 8, 2021
Recipes & Techniques 4 min read

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with S’more Dessert Tacos

Often thought of as Mexican Independence Day, today’s Cinco de Mayo commemoration is actually a celebration of the unlikely victory...

May 5, 2021
World of Food & Drink 10 min read

Earth Day at Escoffier: How Culinarians Can Be a Force for Global Good

Chefs and culinarians have the potential to be voices for sustainability and the local food movement. Make small changes to be part of a greener future.

April 22, 2021
Culinary Arts 7 min read

4 Menu Planning Tips For Young Chefs

A restaurant menu has a lot of moving parts to consider! Here are 4 menu planning tips to help young chefs get started with their own culinary creations.

February 3, 2021
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

The Latest in Food Tech

New innovations in food tech can help us to create a more sustainable food chain and reduce waste. Learn about the most exciting developments of 2020!

December 23, 2020
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

Plant-Based Chocolate Mousse

Escoffier Pastry Chef Anne Lanute has the perfect recipe for you. Her home-made chocolate mousse is rich, smooth and completely dairy free!

December 22, 2020
World of Food & Drink 7 min read

The 4 Myths of Cooking That All Chefs Must Address

Taking place behind closed doors, the world of the professional chef is a mystery to many. Here are 4 common cooking myths, and the true story of each.

December 16, 2020
Culinary Arts 7 min read

What Is Zero-Waste Cooking?

Zero-waste cooking is cooking without producing any waste, including food and packaging. These are some ways you can achieve it in your own kitchen.

December 11, 2020
World of Food & Drink 5 min read

Everything You Need to Know About Functional Foods

Foodies and health nuts alike are big fans of functional foods. Learn about the health benefits of these ingredients, and how they may fit into your menu.

December 9, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 11 min read

How to Promote Your Restaurant on Social Media

Is social media still a mystery to you? Learn how to promote your restaurant on social media with these specific examples and techniques.

December 8, 2020
Recipes & Techniques 2 min read

Plant-Based Brownies? Yes, Please!

With so many requests for plant-based meal options, we wanted to share a unique recipe designed by Escoffier Chef Instructor,...

December 8, 2020
Baking & Pastry Arts 9 min read

A Conversation with Expert Baker and Entrepreneur, Andy Clark

Last week, Escoffier hosted an exciting virtual event with expert baker and business owner Andy Clark. While Andy is a...

July 22, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

Escoffier Graduate Quyen Trinh Elevates the Vietnamese Dining Experience by opening Anise Modern Vietnamese Eatery

Quyen Trinh is a graduate of the Escoffier Diploma in Culinary Arts program at the Boulder Campus and owner of...

June 24, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

How Will Restaurant Consumers Change Behavior in the Post-COVID-19 Economy?

What does the future hold for restaurants? What are the permanent changes we can expect from consumer behavior, and how will restaurants need to adapt?

April 22, 2020
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

A Look Back at the Food Trends of the 2010s

Let's send off the decade that was with a look back on some of the big food trends.

November 25, 2019
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

The Fine Art of Building a Seasonal Menu

Our program has a special focus on using locally sourced ingredients to create new and interesting dishes, and craft excellent seasonal menus.

November 15, 2019
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