Which Knife is Best for Butchery?

The captain of the kitchen will always have their trusted knife of choice ready for work: The Chef’s Knife, but a butcher or grill master will need something a little different for their craft: A butcher knife. These knives are heavier and have a curved blade to help slice through your cut of meat. CCI…

6 Signs you Need a New Knife

A professional high quality chefs knife has the potential to last a life time (if it is well maintained). A dull knife can be sharpened and a blemish can be fixed to be almost new, but sometimes it may be time to retire the knife and invest in some high quality knives! Bent blade Broken…

3 of the Worst Mistakes People Make with Their Kitchen Knives

Any good chef in the culinary industry will tell you that their knives are the most important tools of their craft. Everyone will make mistakes with their knives at some point along the way, but if you are really not sure about how to care for your knives you could drastically reduce their lifespan! From…

Three Chopping Methods for the Everyday Chef!

Proper knife chopping methods can be lifesaving! Okay, maybe not “lifesaving”, but I think it’s safe to say that proper knife chopping methods can be finger saving and time saving! Below in this blog I will outline the three most basic chopping methods that are widely used by some of the most experienced chef’s in…

Halloween Trick or Treats

Halloween is upon us! The ghostly ghouls, walking dead, superheroes and famous characters will be walking the streets tomorrow. How will you be spending Halloween night? Giving out candy, scaring kids, watching scary movies or trick or treating? All options are good no matter what you pick, but today as Jigsaw would say “Do you…

Friday the 13th Food Superstitions Around the World!

Why is Friday the 13th so unlucky? Now that I’m thinking about it, should I really be writing about Friday the 13th superstitions on the day itself? I think it’s okay, but for safety purposes I’ll toss some salt over my left shoulder. Being superstitious is okay and for some it’s motivation, but even if…

What is Food Safety?

The time is upon us to talk about food safety! Schools across North America have re-opened their doors to students again and what better time to brush up on of your food safety than Food Safety Month! Read an in depth look from We Are Chefs! This is part one of a four-part series on…

Labor Day Long Weekend!

It’s here, the final long weekend of summer! Yes, summer did fly by and will be missed, but not forgotten. Although the weather in some areas may not feel like summer; it’s a long weekend that should be enjoyed and could be a great way to end summer with a bang! Barbecues, cottages, lakes, campfires…

Wine Not? How to Pair Wine with Food

Looking for a quick read on how to pair wine with food? Check out Millionaire’s Digest for all the details! For another way to educate yourself about wine check out CCI’s Wine Essence Teaching Kit! Discover and recognize 50 different wine aromas! US or Canada Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sybil Mahlangu Founder via…

National Culinary Arts Month – Giving Thanks

July is a perfect month for a number of reasons; terrific weather, schools out, patio drinks and full restaurants! July is also a time to celebrate chefs and the culinary industry as it is #NationalCulinaryArtsMonth! This celebratory month is a perfect time to give thanks to professional cooks, chefs and all those involved in the…

Joey Chestnut and Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest

Happy Independence Day, Happy 4th of July or maybe just Happy 241st Birthday, but either way it will be a day of celebrations across the Country! Fireworks, fairs, carnivals and barbecues have all become synonymous with this national holiday, but nothing can quite compare to Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest! Nothing says Independence Day quite…

The Great Debate: Pineapple Pizza

The great debate! Back and forth opinions on such a hot-button topic have set the internet a buzz recently; even celebrities and politicians are getting involved.  Is pineapple pizza an acceptable form of food?  The pineapple pizza pie has been around for decades, but has quickly become a controversial topic in recent weeks.  With harsh words…