menu development

Find out how you can unleash your creative genius in menu creation! Dive into articles that cover the art of crafting menus that may captivate diners within the ever-evolving culinary landscape.

Food Entrepreneurship 12 min read

How to Price a Menu to Improve Profitability for Your Restaurant

Elevate your restaurant's success! Learn how to set profitable menu prices with smart strategies that could increase your bottom line.

April 3, 2024
Food Entrepreneurship 8 min read

How You Can Build a Seasonal Menu for Your Restaurant

Find out some of the best practices for creating a seasonal menu for your restaurant.

January 17, 2024
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

4 Tips for Promoting Happy Hour in Your Restaurant

Looking to boost your revenue? Here are four happy hour ideas to help get more customers and make the most of that post-work, pre-dinner stretch.

December 19, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 13 min read

How to Create a Great Restaurant Menu

Learn how to create a restaurant menu that fits your establishment’s cuisine and style in order to help attract your ideal customers.

December 14, 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 Arts 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
World of Food & Drink 11 min read

World’s Most Expensive Foods: 10 of the Priciest Ingredients on the Planet

If price were no object, what would you put on your dream menu? Maybe something from this list of 10 of the most expensive foods in the world?

June 9, 2023
Recipes & Techniques 12 min read

Grab Your Piece of the Pie!

Just the mention of pie probably brings up childhood memories of cooking with mom or grandma—those fresh fruits and flakey...

February 20, 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
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
Food Entrepreneurship 9 min read

How Much Money Can Restaurants Make?

How much money can restaurants make? Find out average revenue for various types of restaurants and how capacity, location, and menu make an impact.

January 16, 2023
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

How Important Is It to Have Vegan Options on Your Menu?

Now more than ever, plant-based food is reaching new heights! Here’s how to introduce more vegan menu options and ways to become a skilled vegan chef.

December 2, 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
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

How Plant-Based Dishes Are Shaping Restaurant Menus

Increased consumer interest in plant-based foods means more plant-based restaurants. Learn about how plant-based eating is shaping restaurant menus.

October 27, 2022
World of Food & Drink 6 min read

How Gen-Z is Shaping Modern Food Trends

Learn how Gen Z is shaping food trends such as online ordering, sustainability and healthy eating.

August 19, 2022
World of Food & Drink 7 min read

Food Inflation: How Restaurants Can Adapt Their Menus to Rising Prices

Tips to fight food inflation that go beyond “raise your menu prices.” Revisit ingredients, pool your buying power, and streamline your dishes to cut costs.

August 10, 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
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
Culinary Arts 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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 8 min read

What Does a Chef Consultant Do?

Chef consultants are valuable resources for coaching and advising restaurant owners and managers. What is a chef consultant, exactly? Let’s explore this role.

March 13, 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 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
Culinary Arts 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
Culinary Arts 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
Food Entrepreneurship 8 min read

How to Patent or Trademark a Culinary Food Product

If you want to protect your culinary creation, you might consider a patent or trademark. Here’s what these terms mean, and when you may need to use them.

September 8, 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
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 12 min read

Functional Foods & Superfoods: Everything You Need to Know

Confused about functional foods & superfoods? Debunk misconceptions, learn what they really can do, and elevate your eating habits for better health.

December 9, 2020
Culinary Arts 7 min read

4 Ways Chefs Can Reduce Food Waste

Do you know how much food ends up in landfills each year? Find out, and learn some ways chefs can reduce food waste in their restaurants.

September 2, 2020
Food Entrepreneurship 7 min read

How to Create the Right Atmosphere in Your Restaurant

Creating the right restaurant atmosphere means paying close attention to what your guests see, hear, and feel. Set the right mood to help your space stand out!

August 24, 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
Culinary & Pastry Careers 6 min read

Frozen Sweets of Mexico: Mexican Native, Chef Fany Gerson, Thinks Outside the Cake Box

Not every pastry chef has to own a bakery or make cakes. Sometimes your heritage takes the wheel and steers...

June 15, 2020
Culinary & Pastry Careers 6 min read

The Certified Master Chef; Ron DeSantis – Passion for the Craft

According to Chef Ron DeSantis, CMC, the key to successful ‘cheffing’ is to never stop learning. His sentiments echoed during...

June 5, 2020
Culinary Arts 6 min read

3 Tips For Becoming an Environmentally-Conscious Chef

Your diners are becoming environmentally-conscious. Here’s how to start thinking about ways to shift your restaurant’s focus to keep and build your customer base.

May 11, 2020
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Maple Syrup’s Many Delights

Maple syrup is an especially versatile ingredient for chefs, having applications in everything from appetizers and entrees to sweet breakfast foods and desserts.

September 25, 2019
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

Does Seafood Have a Place on Your Menu?

Seafood can be an especially popular offering in a variety of restaurant settings, but it requires some special considerations and safety procedures.

September 23, 2019
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema

Shrimp tacos. Need we say more? OK, how about avocado crema? If those haven’t sold you on this knockout recipe,...

September 12, 2019
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