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Advice To Young Chefs

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By Marc Vetri via The Huffington Post

When I was young, my house seemed to be the place where all of my high school friends came for advice. My parents just had a way of handling problems that most parents didn’t seem to be able to control. I remember when my friends came over they would always end up asking my parents to weigh in on something. The advice they got was straight talk and usually pretty harsh, but always honest. It wasn’t always what my friends wanted to hear, but it was always what they needed to hear.READ MORE

Flavor forecast 2016: We’ll be eating more of these foods this year


By: Hadley Malcolm, USA TODAY January 13, 2016 (Photo: McCormick)

Bye bacon. So long pumpkin. The buzz words on the tips of diners’ tongues in 2016 will be matcha, sambal sauce and rendang curry.

Those are among the flavor trends forecast by spice company McCormick to start taking off this year. The trends are all heavy on vibrant ingredients, some of which are already showing up on takeout menus, in bakeries and on grocery shelves across the country.READ MORE

Le Cordon Bleu Will Close All U.S. Schools

A culinary student holds up the guts of a fish during a butchery class at the Le Cordon Bleu program at California Culinary Academy in 2008. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
By: Molly Hensley-Clancy, BuzzFeed News Reporter

The company that operates Le Cordon Bleu schools in the United States is shutting them down, citing new regulations on for-profit colleges.

All 16 Le Cordon Bleu cooking schools in the U.S. will be shut down, with the for-profit college operator that owns them citing the impact of the federal government’s new regulations on career colleges.READ MORE

Steps For Keeping Your Cocktail Programs Fresh

Cocktail Program TrendsBy: Justin Harkey, Corporate Director of Food & Beverage at First Hospitality Group, Inc.

Cocktails make up a growing margin of F&B sales at numerous establishments. Various trends have sprouted in recent years that help customize guest experiences. There are many new trends and practical marketing ideas that can turn your drink line into a success.READ MORE