What is Demi Glace? I am a huge fan of demi-glace for preparing classic sauces like mushroom or peppercorn sauce but I have to warn you, it is a huge process to make classic demi glace at home. It is not for the faint of heart but well worth the effort – at least once. […]
If you are thinking of getting into the culinary and restaurant industry as a professional chef, I suggest you read and research everything you can get your hands on. Over the past 20 years, the restaurant industry has changed and more and more young people are being enticed to join as well as those looking to change careers mid-life.
Here you can find my collection of culinary articles and posts written to put a spotlight on the industry and help you better understand what you may be getting yourself into. You are going to find many articles describing the positive benefits of a life working in the culinary industry, how to find and choose the best culinary schools for you needs and what you can do to prepare yourself.
You are also going to find posts describing some of the difficulties in obtaining a culinary degree and then what the hell do you do with it after you graduate. So I encourage you to browse through these many posts and spend as much time as possible learning everything you can before you make that huge leap into the business.
Finding the Right Culinary School: What to Do First Once you’ve decided that you’re ready to take the plunge and go to culinary school, there is still quite a bit of work to be done—especially finding the right school. Unless you’ve received a culinary scholarship tied to one particular school, you’ll need to consider everything […]
How Do Baking School and Pastry School Differ From One Another? Most of the time, “baking school” is an umbrella term used to describe everything related to the act of baking, including both baking and the pastry arts. After all, pastry and baking are really two sides of the same coin; each one includes a […]
Mistake #2: Not Doing Your Homework Once you know what you want out of your culinary education experience, you must find the right school to get you exactly that. Unfortunately, for most of us, this isn’t as easy as opening the Yellow Pages and seeing what schools are located within city limits. Choosing a culinary […]
Mistake #1: Not Knowing Your Goals and Aspirations When it comes to the culinary world, not all schools are created equally. Some programs are meant to provide classical training for use in top-tier restaurants, while others take a look at knife skills and basic nutrition education as a way to start working in the fast […]
What Is It That Makes You Want To Enter The Culinary Industry? The culinary world is a diverse one, and there is no one-size-fits-all career option once you graduate and enter the workforce. It doesn’t matter whether you want to bake cupcakes in a local grocery store or become a contender on Top Chef – […]
What To Expect To Get From Culinary School? Top names like Rachel Ray, Emeril Lagasse, and Anthony Bourdain seem to have it all: massive wealth, culinary empires, and an easy lifestyle. Who doesn’t want that, right? Unfortunately, making it to the top of the culinary ladder is more difficult than these professionals make it seem. […]
What Do You Want to Know About Going to Culinary School? We thought it would be helpful to share a variety of questions found on various culinary school websites FAQ pages. We encourage you to visit the websites of any culinary schools you are interested in attending and look for an FAQ page where you […]
Finding and Applying for Culinary Scholarships and Grants As with any educational training opportunity, culinary school can come with a hefty price tag. In addition to tuition costs, students typically have to include living expenses, educational materials, and a great set of knives into the total cost of school – all of which can add […]
Mistake #6: Not Looking at Accreditation In culinary education, the value of accreditation is much like the value of a diploma program. Some accreditations mean quite a bit, and should be a standard part of any school you consider. Other accreditations mean little more than that the school pays an annual fee to an “Accreditation […]
Is Accreditation Important For Culinary Schools? You have just finished high school and are pondering your next step. You’re researching 4-year colleges, but as of now, are keeping your options open. You happen to stumble upon the idea of culinary school while doing some research. It peaks your interest and you look further into […]