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50-Minute Classroom: Teaching Students How to Plan Their Cooking

Thursday, 17 December 2009 10:19

By Adam Weiner

fifty_jan10Letting students fail a few times before showing them the tricks of the trade will make them more receptive.

I teach my students that there are five Ps to professional cooking: Planning, Preparation, Presentation, Passion and Pride. Last year in the January/February issue I wrote about presentation, so I am a bit out of order on how to teach planning.

Green Tomato: Sustainability—Hot on the Plate in 2010

Thursday, 17 December 2009 10:16

By Christopher Koetke, CEC, CCE

green_jan10NRA’s latest “What’s Hot” survey lists “local” and “sustainable” as the biggest menu trends.

The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) annual survey of more than 1,800 professional chef members of the American Culinary Federation reveals that local sourcing of ingredients and sustainability will be the hottest trends on restaurant menus in 2010. Locally grown produce, locally sourced meats and seafood, sustainability and locally produced wine and beer top the list of nearly 215 items in the “What’s Hot in 2010” survey.

Green Tomato: Students Drive Sustainability at Kapi’olani Community College

Monday, 23 November 2009 09:05

By Christopher Koetke, CEC, CCE

greentomato1A pioneering program will inspire similar programs nationwide.

Across the country, educators are beginning to integrate sustainability into their curricula and operations. At Kendall, we’re taking it a step further by reaching out to the industry with education to help foodservice operations embark on their own sustainability journey. At the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapi’olani Community College in Hawaii, students have been the catalyst for their sustainability movement. San Shoppell and a few other dedicated students, supported by culinary-arts chair Ron Takahashi, have changed the face of their school.

Mayo’s Clinics: Studying for Tests

Monday, 23 November 2009 08:31

By Dr. Fred Mayo, CHE, CHT

Even good students need to review to ace tests. Here’s how to help them.

During the middle of a semester and, more typically, at the end of a term, students often are overwhelmed with preparing for and taking tests. In some schools and colleges, tests come in clumps at mid-term and finals or in thirds throughout the semester. In the best of all possible worlds, students would be studying and reviewing material as the semester progresses, but they often have to learn a lot of new material and do not take the time to review. Therefore, even good students need to review in order to do well in tests.

Chefs Speak Out: Walter Scheib, an American Chef at the White House

Monday, 23 November 2009 08:27

By Lynn Schwartz

chef_nov09Veteran chef to two administrations, Scheib believes Americans’ biggest culinary challenge is to figure out how to meet increasing demand for fresh, local and artisanal food products.

Walter Scheib is modest about how he found himself “inexplicably” at the White House, chef to America’s chief executive and the First Family. But his arrival in April 1994 can be explained as a clear case of opportunity meets preparedness.

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