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Five reasons to attend an accredited culinary program

  There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a culinary school. You want it to be affordable, in a good location and...

10 Facts About Being a Food Stylist

What Chefs Should Know About This Unique Career Path By Kenya McCullum That juicy burger billboard on the side of the highway enticing people to come...

Classical vs. Modern: Sauerbraten

  Chef Christopher Allen Tanner, CEC, AAC, is the Director of the Columbus Culinary Institute at Bradford School. He is originally from upstate New York...

What it’s like to be an apprentice at the world’s toughest culinary exam

ACF’s CMC exam provides a unique learning opportunity to culinary students   In the weeks before the American Culinary Federation’s 2019 Certified Master Chef (CMC) exam,...

Everything you ever needed to know about radishes

Think you’re a radish expert? Take the May 2019 Ingredient of the Month quiz for 1 CEH toward ACF Certification at acfchefs.org/CEHquiz. Radishes are edible...

Don’t Fear the Certification Evaluator

by Bradley Labarre, CEC   A culinary school degree and years enrolled in the school of hard knocks makes a résumé look attractive. Certification, however, is...

6 trendy spice blends you need to know right now, from baharat to za’atar

By Lauren Kramer Variety is the spice of life, goes the old adage. For chefs on the brink of joining or launching new kitchens,...

A beginner’s guide to becoming a certified chef

by Jeremy Abbey, CEC®, CEPC®, CCE®, CCA® Director of Culinary Programs, American Culinary Federation 1,377,200 cooks. That’s the number that will be needed by 2026, according...

8 chefs and bartenders offer their ideas on how to upcycle food scraps

Reducing food waste is all the rage in restaurants these days.   From a cost-reduction standpoint, the concept is nothing new to chefs, but more are...