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.

Culinary Arts 4 min read

Delicious Brazilian foods that will spice up your menu

Online culinary students who venture beyond Brazilian beef and "wonderfruits" will find many more exciting dishes. 

November 5, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

The rise of ruby chocolate

For now, ruby chocolate is an exotic novelty. In six months to a year, though, it could be a bonafide culinary staple right alongside white, milk and dark chocolate.

October 30, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Healthy desserts that taste unhealthy

Boulder culinary students interested in accommodating a wider range of dietary needs can learn something from these relatively healthy desserts.

October 26, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 2 min read

How To Make Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

If you didn’t think pumpkin pie could get any better, you probably didn’t know you could add chocolate. And bourbon...

October 25, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Pickling is for more than just cucumbers

Pickling is most commonly associated with cucumbers, but the process yields delicious results from a variety of fruits and vegetables.

October 25, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Crisps and crumbles that keep customers coming back

Crisps and crumbles are not difficult to make, and your customers will just keep coming back for more.

October 19, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Lettuce-less salads? Let us show you how lovely they can be

Salads classically come with some kind of lettuce as the base, but there are many different variations providing similar yet exciting flavors and none of that specific leafy green.

October 17, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Fall for fig pastries this season

Figs fit into a variety of baked goods and pastries, and fall is an especially good time to utilize their flavor in many different application.

October 15, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Chowders: The hearty soup for cool fall temperatures

There's no wrong time of year to eat a rich, tasty chowder, but there is a best time: fall and winter.

October 11, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Seafood bakes and boils offer eaters a unique thrill

Seafood bakes and boils allow chefs to combine a variety of flavors in unique ways and serve up an exceptional, easily shared dish to groups of customers.

September 27, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Street food–inspired dishes that will spice up any menu

Street food exudes an essence of simple joy; bring that sentiment off the street and onto your menu with these street food–inspired dishes.  

September 21, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Finding new frosting flavors to liven up cakes and more

Frostings take many forms beyond the classics like chocolate and vanilla. Culinary arts students can use these examples for inspiration developing their own unique frosting flavors.

September 19, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

Amazing desserts made with vegetables

Vegetables are filled with natural sugars, making them excellent options for a dessert menu.

September 18, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Making whoopie pies your customers will love

Here are a few tips for online culinary students to help them make whoopie pies their customers will keep coming back for.

September 13, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

How to use ancient grains in desserts

By expanding your range of possibilities to include ancient grains, pastry chefs and bakers can create memorable and unique desserts that will wow all.

September 6, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Pretty in pink: Dress up these desserts with Himalayan sea salt

Himalayan sea salt is similar in taste to common table salt, but its flaky, pink appearance makes it a great way to add a visual punch to a variety of desserts.

August 29, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 3 min read

Understanding the delicious versatility of cornbread

Cornbread can be sweet or salty, offering chefs a strong base off which they can provide a wide range of flavors and textures to their customers.

August 27, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Savory pies have a place at your table

Savory pies are popular in many countries across the globe. With the right mixture of ingredients, you can thrill a variety of diners with your own creations.

August 17, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

How breading makes or breaks a meal

Here are a few bits of breading wisdom to keep your cuisine crumbly but not crummy, courtesy of the experts at our Boulder campus.

August 13, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Summer soups to keep your customers cool

Soup may be a warm welcome on a chilly fall day, but that doesn't mean you should rule these meals out during the dog days of summer.

August 9, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Fresh inspiration for appetizers

Appetizers can cover a lot of ground, so consider these new flavors and how to create your own to move past the most well-known offerings.

August 3, 2018
Baking & Pastry Arts 4 min read

How to make pastry look amazing

Flavor isn't everything when it comes to perfect pastries. Texture, aroma and presentation all play a large role in attracting customers to a bakery.

July 24, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Tarts, shortcakes and more desserts fit the feeling of summer

Summer's high temperatures lend themselves to certain desserts with a strong baking and pastry component, from strawberry shortcake to ice cream tarts.

June 18, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Bring the taste of Hawaii to the mainland with these delicious dishes

Hawaii has long been a hotbed of culinary innovation and fusion, leading trends that spread to the mainland. Learn more about these dishes to help you further your education at culinary arts schools.

June 15, 2018
World of Food & Drink 4 min read

How chefs can capitalize on Austin summers

There are plenty of fun chances for future cooking professionals to enjoy Austin food and expand on their skills during the summer months, making the most of hot days.

May 29, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

How chefs can capitalize on comfort foods

Comfort foods appeal to a wide variety of customers, and this advice can help you 

May 1, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Uncommon herbs to spice up your dishes

By taking the time to familiarize yourself with some of these lesser-known herbs and getting inventive, you could discover the perfect taste for your next creation.

April 25, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Bringing gourmet items to kids menus

Making your kids menu more exciting and adventurous involves a little work, but will definitely pay off as you expand the horizons of young eaters.

April 24, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

Website optimization tips for restaurant menus

Optimizing your restaurant's menu for online visitors is the first step in convincing them to visit your restaurant and come back in the future.

April 19, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

What can chefs learn about the “Beyond Burger” and other “bleeding” veggie burgers?

As any meat-lover knows, the perfect burger isn't just about the taste and toppings. Texture plays an important role, too.

April 12, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

How to pair water with your food and wine

Did you know there's an art to pairing water with dishes? The right water pairing will complement a dish and heighten your guests' experiences.

April 12, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Why turmeric is becoming more popular

Turmeric has a long history in Asian cuisine and traditional medicine, but it’s been making huge inroads in American kitchens over the past couple years and culinary students should take note.

April 9, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

How chefs are including anti-inflammatories into their dishes

An anti-inflammatory diet can help people with a variety of medical conditions manage their symptoms while enjoying a variety of delicious dishes.

April 6, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

The newest meat cuts to liven up your entree

Consider straying away from the familiar steaks and trying one of the intriguing and innovative takes on your favorite protein that are currently inspiring buzz in professional kitchens across the country.

March 29, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

What is heme, and how is it reshaping the burger conversation?

One of the most promising developments in the pursuit of a more convincing stand-in for beef has been the use of heme, so cooking professionals should familiarize themselves with the latest advancements in burger science.

March 29, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

South American cuisine leads in new restaurant menu trends

To get ahead of a fast-growing trend, you should familiarize yourself with some of the key culinary traditions of South America and how these foods are prepared in U.S.

March 26, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

These specialty teas are taking over cafes and restaurants

Tea is a popular drink and ingredient that continues to inspire enjoyment in its fans.

March 20, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

What’s the next avocado toast?

Chefs everywhere are in search of the next must-have food to become a nationwide phenomenon, and these are some strong contenders.

March 19, 2018
Culinary Arts 3 min read

The top 2018 food presentation trends everyone should know

Explore some of the current presentation trends showing up on tables across the country and you may discover a spectacular idea for your next creation.

March 16, 2018
Culinary Arts 4 min read

Mighty vegetable medleys that make super sides

A vegetable medley makes a simple but satisfying addition to dinner by bringing a welcome mixture of colors and flavors to the table.

February 19, 2018
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