Culinary Schools

From Le Cordon Bleu to the Cafeteria: Mihoko Obunai Is Changing School Lunch for the Better

In honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we're celebrating some of our favorite chefs and entrepreneurs. Chef Mihoko Obunai, winner of the Real School Food Challenge, spoke with...

Cheese Tasting Flavour Wheel - Free download from the Academy of Cheese

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Used with the Academy of Cheese’s Structured Approach to Tasting model (SATC), the flavour wheel introduces the five simple flavours spanning out to numerous other complex flavours to help you to ...

Curbside Dinners and Housemade Gelato at Rancho Cielo | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This summer I've had the opportunity to pick up curbside dinner and housemade gelato a couple times from the Drummond Culinary Academy at Rancho Cielo in Salinas. The meals are prepared by students...

How training to feed others left Elle Simone Scott food insecure

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . I built bonds and formed kinship with the local farmers and purveyors that I met at the Union Square Farmers’ Market, discovering that some of these individuals and businesses offer CSA box...

Bread baking school?

by wabi 2 years ago

I'm 64, and am winding down in my professional career. A avid home chef, I still enjoy learning new techniques and dishes. The real weak spot in my cooking skill set is bread baking. I can make a h...

Early days of pastry school

by santango 2 years ago

I started pastry school a couple of months ago and keen to hear advice on whether my expectations are realistic. So far, I've found the classes quite disorganized, and my teacher is absent a lo...

WoW (Worth our Weight) in Santa Rosa to close

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Sad to read about another casualty of the changes in Santa Rosa after last year's wildfires. "Worth Our Weight, the visionary, nonprofit Santa Rosa café and catering enterprise that prepares at-...

Grenoble Lesdiguieres

by sarafinadh 3 years ago

A friend who lived in France for many years has fond memories of visits to Lesdiguieres. Any contemporary comments? We will be in Lyon May 14th thru the 20th and are putting together an Itinerary. ...

Calling all chefs!

by ChefAnthTO 3 years ago

Hey, I'm new here! I wanted to say hello to everyone and introduce myself. I'm a self-taught chef that loves cooking and eating amazing food. I also run a software company and I'd like to use te...

I've come a long way

by YAYME 4 years ago

About eight or nine years ago, I started reading posts here and posting as well. I was enthusiastic home cook eager to learn about everything related to food. Now, I'm culinary student about to gra...

Looking for pastry school... CIA or Le Cordon Bleu Paris?

by prettyjthings 11 years ago

Hi, I'm considering getting a pastry diploma from either the CIA (NY) or Le Cordon Bleu Paris... But not sure which program will give me more foundation and an advantage later on when I get a job i...

Merging Passions: Cuisine and Management

by LorenzoFrancescani 4 years ago

Hello Everyone, I am currently writing my thesis that consists in merging the culinary art world (which is my father’s passion) with the business one (which is mine). My aim is to gather as much ...


by Gastronomos 4 years ago

I know, this: http://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/restaurants/feed-me/hush-bistro-opens-new-location-in-huntington-1.14085843 was published about a month and a half ago, but it's been interesting try...

Looking for a pastry school... École Gregoire Ferrandi or Le Cordon Bleu Paris?

by miah_d 4 years ago

Hello! I'm having a hard time choosing which of these pastry schools to apply to, considering both are pretty good. I've heard positive and negative things about both schools, which is making it to...

Would you attend a culinary school to become a better home cook?

by ehAllison 6 years ago

There's a culinary program offered through a community college in my area. It's designed for students who want to work in the restaurant industry, but there's no requirement to attend full time, s...

Online Cooking Classes

by bsobel226 4 years ago

Anybody have thoughts on cooking classes? A few months ago I signed up for Chef Todd Mohr's program and just recently I got the discount for the Great Courses/Culinary Institute of America "The Eve...

Looking for a nutritional culinary school

by ombra 5 years ago

Outside of the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC and Bauman College in California, can anyone recommend a program for nutritional consulting or culinary training that doesn't feel fluffy (non-scienc...

Travel Recommendations: San Antonio to the CIA in Hyde Park, NY

by PennyG 5 years ago

I am interested in signing up for one of the CIA's Boot Camps in Hyde Park, NY and want to start pricing out my trip. Was thinking of flying up myself for the Boot Camp then having Mr. PennyG meet...

Culinary restaurant

by ginta 5 years ago

I would like to have names of culinary schools in Montreal that serve their food in a restaurant setting

Table Talk with Nicole Plue, Director of Pastry Arts at SF Cooking School

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 5 years ago

Welcome to our sixth Table Talk episode! In this occasion, we're delighted to host Nicole Plue, Director of Pastry Arts at San Francisco Cooking School. A James Beard Award winner for Outstandin...

should I go to LCB in Ottawa ?

by sepash 6 years ago

I already have my degree in Dental field , cooking is my passion since I was a little kid . I am from Montreal , would like to change my career and become a Chef. There are two other good schools i...