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June/July 2020 Issue

June/July 2020 Issue

Gold Medal Classroom: 
The official ezine for CAFE  |  June/July 2020 issue


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Culinary education’s online metamorphosis: Instructors discuss the best, worst and future of online culinary instruction.

Educators share surprising and sometimes funny moments during online classes.

Teaching online: the good and the ugly. Instructors respond to what they experienced as the best and worst aspects over the past few months of online instruction.

Zoom fatigue creeps into lives. Kendall College’s Leigh Uhlir describes Zoom fatigue appearing in herself, students, colleagues and even family members.

Culinary student Clare Ward opens an at-home cooking and food delivery business undaunted by the shuttering off her college and summer internship.


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A lesson in high oleic soybean oil and shortening: Discover its features such as long shelf life, neutral flavor and healthy fat profile.

Act now for James Beard Foundation’s $480,000 in culinary scholarships: Deadline June 11, 2020.


mtg farm photo 2 webThink Tank: Reach out to retired professional chefs to help guide students through turbulent times with seasoned eyes and breadth of experience.

50 Minute Classroom: Cook with what you – actually – have on-hand. Teaching ingredient flexibility is important during pandemic-related shortages and challenging professional cooking situations.

Mayo’s Clinic: Building camaraderie and community in online teaching: Social distancing limits informal communication. Instructors fill in the gaps with purposeful projects to develop a sense of community.


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Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education honors 2020 award recipients.

CAFE’s Industry Resource Center lists more than 80 commodity boards, associations and growers with links to their foodservice web sites. Educators can find classroom visual aids, downloadable materials, blogs, videos and research. Featured industries include meat, poultry, seafood, produce and dairy to name a few.

CAFE Visions Feature: Sabering Champagne
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for videos of Master Sommelier David Glanc discussing sabering champagne in the same tradition as Napoleon Bonaparte’s feat after a battlefield win. Other wine videos include decanting red wine and proper still wine service.

CAFE Industry Resource Center Feature:
California Table Grape
GrapesChefs know grapes add refreshment to a cheese plate, color to a fruit plate, and a wholesome crunch to a salad. In the hands of professional culinarians with an innovative bent, fresh grapes can go in directions you may never have imagined. Click here for the CIA ProChef feature on California Table Grapes.