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.

Recipes & Techniques 4 min read

In a Packed Field, How do You Make Your Tacos Stand Out?

Tacos are especially popular across the country, from food trucks to much more upscale options. How can you make yours stand out?

August 20, 2019
Food Entrepreneurship 4 min read

How to Build Complementary Menus and Minimize Waste

Now more than ever, culinary students in Boulder should pay close attention to sustainability trends - especially those with sights set on the local market.

August 15, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Making Matcha a Match for Your Menu

Matcha is an increasingly popular ingredient, both as a standalone beverage and as a unique taste in a variety of foods.

July 8, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Incorporating Ciders into Your Menu This Summer

Ciders are light-bodied, crisp and cool, and they deserve a place on your drink menu this summer.

June 14, 2019
World of Food & Drink 3 min read

Is Pizza Gaining Acceptance as a Top Cuisine?

Pizza isn't only a food for delivery or casual celebrations anymore. Culinary school students can learn more about upscale presentations of pizza and how to create their own.

June 6, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Passion Fruit and Other Flavors Add a New Dimension to Baked Goods

Passion fruit and a variety of other less-common but generally available fruits can turn a standard dessert into something far more unique.

May 31, 2019
Recipes & Techniques 4 min read

Emphasizing Fresh, Homemade Condiments

Condiments can be so much more than a simple bottle of mass-produced ketchup or mustard left on the table for your customers.

May 20, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Tapping Into the Rise in Popularity of Thin and Crispy Cookies

A great thin and crispy chocolate chip cookie is delicious, not particularly difficult to bake and can please a wide variety of customers.

April 24, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Hoagies and Grinders: Sprucing Up Sandwiches with Regional Inspirations

Sub sandwiches don't have to be a simple on-the-go meal, as these regional variations and attractive alternatives to the standard sandwich show.

April 22, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Chow from Macau: A primer on Macanese cuisine

Online culinary students who haven't heard of Macanese cuisine are in for a treat - the food is as interesting and mixed as the culture that created it.

April 16, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Dishes Inspired by Spring Season Holidays

From Easter brunch to pre-fasting Ramadan feasts, Boulder culinary students who want to get into the spirit of spring holidays can draw inspiration from the dishes served at these annual celebrations.

April 12, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Nostalgia as a Driver for Dessert Inspiration

Nostalgic pastries and other desserts are a great source of inspiration when it comes to crafting modern treats that customers of all ages will enjoy.

April 10, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Americans Just Can’t Get Enough Eggs

Whether you recently inspired by Austin's first ever brunch festival, or you're already studying culinary arts there, there's never been a better time than now to start discovery the full potential of eggs.

April 8, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Fermented foods continue to find favor

Fermented foods are popular across the globe and have been for thousands of years. Learn more about incorporating these foods into your culinary career.

March 26, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Is tahini the new peanut butter?

Tahini is versatile and straddles the border of sweet and savory depending on exactly how it's prepared, just like peanut butter.

March 20, 2019
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Contemporary plating techniques

Plating techniques are constantly evolving, but some approaches are enduringly popular. Learn more about contemporary techniques and how to apply them to your dishes.

March 13, 2019
Culinary Arts 3 min read

The cauliflower craze continues

Cauliflower's mild flavor and versatile texture potential make it a culinary contortionist. 

March 11, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Now trending in 2019: African cuisines

From the peri peri chicken of South Africa to the rich nyembwe chicken of Gabon, African cuisines are poised to take the world by storm in the next few years.

March 7, 2019
World of Food & Drink 3 min read

Thai-rolled ice cream is coming to a shop near you

Thai-rolled ice cream shops are opening left and right. For Austin culinary students who haven't had a chance to indulge in one of the city's many shops, here's a breakdown of this popular culinary curiosity.

February 28, 2019
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

Nonalcoholic cocktails continue to grow in popularity

The market for nonalcoholic cocktails, as well as alcohol-free beers, wines and other spirits, is growing. Here's what you need to know.

February 25, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Fats having a moment in the sun

After years of embracing low-fat and "lite," the pendulum has swung back the other way. Low-fat is out, and fatty is in.

February 21, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Sourcing transparency is on the menu in 2019

Sourcing transparency is an increasingly important topic for restaurants and customers alike. Learn how to tap into the farm-to-table trend and address a number of other important concerns.

February 15, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Better-for-you desserts are increasing in popularity

Better-for-you desserts are increasingly popular among a variety of eaters. How can you build such options into the menus you offer to your customers?

February 11, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Blossom and thumbprint cookies are bakery classics

Blossom and thumbprint cookies are both bakery classics that are easily made and adapted to create intriguing new treats for customers.

January 18, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Tapping into staff experience to create delicious new dishes

Collaboration in the kitchen is a vital consideration for all chefs, whether they're right out of culinary school or have many years of experience.

January 16, 2019
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Why lasagna is such a crowd pleaser

Lasagna is a surprisingly versatile dish, open to a number of different preparations, presentations and permutations, as well as being a classic comfort food.

January 2, 2019
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Nanaimo bars: Bring a Canadian favorite to your table

Boulder culinary students interested in expanding their pastry menus, or just experimenting with new international cuisines, should try their hand at making this delicious Canadian classic.

December 29, 2018
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

How To Make A Gingerbread House

If you’ve ever purchased one of those store-bought gingerbread decorating kits, you understand how they often leave much to be...

December 21, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Classic winter holiday baked goods to add to your arsenal

Learn some new holiday baked good recipes that will be sure to delight and surprise a wide variety of diners.

December 21, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Fighting food waste in your kitchen

Food waste is a major concern for restaurants, and there are a number of effective ways to address it.

December 20, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Bring these holiday movie classic dishes to your menu this year

'Tis the season to bring some holiday cheer to your menu!

December 18, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Usher in the holiday season with Italian-inspired Christmas pastries

The holiday season offers many opportunities for home and professional bakers alike to offer a variety of Italian pastries to friends and customers.

December 12, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Bread bowl basics: Making edible dishware work for you

Austin culinary students would be wise to include this option on their menu, but first, they need to understand the basics of the bread bowl.

December 7, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Crafting a special holiday menu for your restaurant

Here are some pointers for online culinary students students to keep in mind as they plan for this holiday season.

December 7, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Modern dessert and drink pairings to keep in mind

This year, Austin culinary students should explore the magic that is an effective drink and dessert pairings.

November 30, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 2 min read

How To Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

When it comes to throwing a successful holiday shindig, it’s often less about the big meals and more about tasting...

November 27, 2018
Recipes & Techniques 3 min read

Dear avocados, is there anything you can’t do?

Avocados can be salty or sweet, smooth or chunky, fried or frozen, but they can't be beaten.  

November 26, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Nontraditional pie crusts to dress up your dessert menu

Pie crusts aren't only made of pastry dough. Use this advice to experiment with a variety of other pie crusts that can punch up a number of different recipes.

November 20, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Honey: The secret ingredient you can’t do without

Whether you use it as a condiment or as main ingredient, don't forget about the extra something that honey can bring to your menu items.

November 19, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Avoiding color overload: These bakery treats get back to basics

The unicorn food trend will continue to have a place for some time to come, but there are plenty of less-garish desserts to incorporate in your repertoire as well.

November 13, 2018
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