Wine glasses on a restaurant table.

What is Food & Beverage Management?

Many students from both culinary programs and hospitality management programs go on to successful careers in food service management. The Institute of Culinary Education also offers a Dual Diploma

Tofu with chile.

Protein Options for Plant-Based Diets

Protein is a macronutrient that is important for human health, as it is essential for the creation and maintenance of cells in the body. While often associated with the building of muscle tissue

A wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Understanding PDO Designation in Cheese, and Why it Matters

From certain varieties of olives and potatoes to various cured meats, to balsamic vinegar and cheese, there are certain foods that are inextricably tied to their place of origin. The specific terroir

Cheese aging in a cheese cave.

Fundamentals of Cheese: Understanding Affinage

As all the world’s cheeses are made from the same basic ingredients — milk, salt, rennet and cultures — it is the aging process, at the hands of an affineur, that encourages baby cheese wheels to

A cheese board for the holidays.

3 Cheeses for a Thanksgiving-Worthy Cheese Plate

Of primary importance, cheese offers high value with low effort — a welcome departure from a majority of Thanksgiving’s signature dishes. When you’re spending all day in the kitchen for a meal that

A bowl of tofu and bok choy

A Guide to Culinary School for Vegetarians

When it comes to consumer dining preferences, health and sustainability, vegetarian and plant-based cooking skills are important. Many people are opting to incorporate more plant-based approaches into

A chef expediting in the kitchen.

Understanding Restaurant Food Safety

“Food safety is fundamental to all areas of professional culinary arts,” says Lachlan Sands , President of the Institute of Culinary Education's Los Angeles campus . “From a philosophical perspective

A hand scoops cheesy pommes aligot from a pot.

Fundamentals of Cheese: French Cheeses with Culinary Applications

This makes a certain degree of sense when you consider the most famous cheeses from both Italy and France. While Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino are perfectly excellent to snack on in their own right

A plant-based meal.

What’s the Difference Between Plant-Based and Vegan?

Veganism has long been understood as a way of eating that excludes not only meat, but eliminates all animal-based products and by-products, including dairy and eggs. The term “plant-based” however

A server holding a menu

How to Start a Career in Hospitality

Hospitality careers can be extremely rewarding, as well as lucrative, for those who are drawn to the industry. “A hospitality career demands dedication, hard work and a genuine love for serving others

A grilled cheese sandwich on a plate.

5 Best Cheeses for Grilled Cheese

Bread and melted cheese are foundational components of meals throughout the world, from Welsh rarebit to French croque madames, Swiss fondue and Georgian khachapuri, not to mention the universally

Mixed heirloom tomatoes sit on a metal plate

Ingredient Spotlight: Tomatoes

If you’ve ever spent even a little time at the farmers' market, you’ll know that August is all about tomatoes: cherry tomatoes become little bursts of tomato candy, heirloom varieties are worthy of

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