Culinary Arts

Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs: Jason Apfelbaum

During his Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs lecture Jason Apfelbaum, President and CEO of Chef & Company, provided inspiration, insight and a whole lot of fun for students in ICE’s Culinary Management

Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs: Eileen Crane

ICE Director of Wine Studies Richard Vayda shares more: How and why does one make the leap from university nutrition teacher to CEO and Winemaker at an award-winning California winery? Eileen Crane of

ICE Chef Instructor Judges Specialty Food Awards

Chef Lorrie and 12 other judges tasted 1, 570 specialty gourmet and hand-made foods to select 125 finalists in 31 categories. The judging criteria included: taste, quality, innovativeness, ingredient

Alexandra Guarnaschelli: A Passion for Cooking Demo

During a demo at ICE Yesterday, Alexandra Guarnaschelli, the executive chef at New York City’s Butter, admitted, “Sometimes I think my food isn’t as good as it could be.” It’s hard to imagine that she

Student Cooking Competition at ICE

C-CAP is designed to encourage high school students who show interest and aptitude in the Culinary Arts to turn their young passion into a long-term career. The 20th Annual Cooking Competition for

Lesson 110: Graduation & Farewell

Sealed with the crowning of a toque, a farewell buffet and one last day spent in the kitchen cooking beside my classmates and now, my close friends. We were an eclectic group. There were former Wall

Salami-Making with Chef Chris Gesualdi

I was fortunate to document the process of Chef Chris’s latest creation, salami from scratch. “The key is to keep all of your grinding equipment in the freezer, where it’s covered, clean and cold,”

Lessons 91-100: The End in Sight

From Italy to Asia and Mexico to France, the last 10 lessons have featured a tour of the culinary globe. We transitioned from the world of pastry and baking into Module 5, where Chef Instructor

Navigating a Restaurant Wine List

Richard Vayda, Director of Wine and Beverage Studies at ICE, led our evening class through the ins and outs of wine lists including which wines to never order and what sommeliers aren’t telling you

The Mother Sauces and Their Offspring

While the “offspring” part is just a little word play, The Mother Sauces, also called The Grand Sauces, are truly the matriarchs of the condiment world. These five sauces (Classic Tomato, Sauce

Lessons 71-80: Pastry and Patience

I have to admit that I was anxiously awaiting the start to Module 4, which is the pastry and baking portion of ICE’s Culinary Career Program. Don’t get me wrong, I love to cook, but my love affair

The Rhone Ranger of Santa Cruz Visits ICE

Grahm’s website biography describes him as a “vitizen of the world, champion of the strange, and the heterodox of the ugly duckling grape varietals whose very existence is threatened by the dominant

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