BOTLR the robot butler courtesy of Aloft Hotels

The Latest Hotel Technology Trends

Take the history of hotel keys. First, they were actual mechanical keys, then they eventually became credit-card-like keys that needed to be swiped or inserted, and now they’re usually the same kind

Four Seasons Hotel Chicago sources sustainable seafood, including Ora King Salmon, Great Lakes Walleye and Alaskan Halibut.

Hotels Go Even Greener with Eco-Friendly Strides

Single-use plastics are defined by the United Nations Environment Program as “waste products of a throwaway culture that treats plastic as a disposable material rather than a valuable resource,” which

A chef in a restaurant kitchen

How to Leave a Job in the Restaurant Industry

Here’s how I recommend handling the situation to best develop your professional reputation and respect the team you work with. Be Honest My advice to anyone thinking about making a move is to always

Mao Bao serves sheng jian bao at Smorgasburg WTC.

ICE Alumni at New York City Food Markets

Among the authentic, internationally inspired flavors at these weekly events are alumni Stephanie Del Carmen’s (Culinary, '18) Latin American tamales, Hendra Lie’s (Culinary, ‘15) popular Balinese

Denise Vivaldo and Cindie Flannigan, co-authors of “The Food Stylist’s Handbook,” pose with an ICE student.

5 Tips for Improving Your Food Photos

A seasoned food professional with more than 30 years in the industry, Denise began her training at the Ritz Escoffier and LaVarenne in Paris and then graduated from the California Culinary Academy in

Adriana plates dishes

Adriana Urbina's Worldwide Women Empowerment Tour

Many other amazing organizations, like the James Beard Foundation, Les Dames d’Escoffier and Pineapple Collaborative, are challenging systems by creating supportive networks of women who are combining

An ICE student learns how to open a wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Parmigiano-Reggiano: All About Italy's Prized Cheese

The prized hard cheese had a moment in 2012, when an earthquake rattled Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region and threatened its cheese industry. Chef Massimo Bottura, of Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana

Green crabs

Can Cooking Combat Invasive Species?

The problem was warmer temperatures (climate change, anyone?), which allow the growth of a toxic algae and an abundance of green crabs. Algae aside, I am no marine biologist, and I was already hearing

Three honeybees

No Bees. No Food.

Wild and domestic honeybees are responsible for more than 80% of the world’s pollination. While grains are primarily pollinated by the wind; fruits, nuts and vegetables are pollinated by bees. To put

A hand is shown taking an iPhone photo of food on a table

Instagram Tips for Chefs and Restaurants

“Instagram is a particularly unique platform,” explained David Spiegelman, vice president and creative director at PR and marketing firm Wagstaff Worldwide, during a social media seminar at ICE’s Los

A bowl of saffron yogurt

100 Days Eating Vegan

A week before Christmas, I got a call from my friend Will Yandell asking if I was interested in running the Boston Marathon with Clif Bar. My response was laughter. Who was he kidding? I’m a chef who

National Gluten-Free Day

A protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, and triticale, gluten helps give breads, cakes, and pastas their form and the texture we love. Gluten can also be found in a number of foods

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