Why Chefs Wear White (and Sometimes Color Too)

How about a nice history lesson while you sip on your morning coffee! Why Chefs Wear White (and Sometimes Color Too) will give you a blast into the past to explain the color choice of culinary professionals! We Are Chefs By Ana Kinkaid Today’s diners accept a chef’s gleaming white jacket as the standard attire…

The Perfect Turkey

Holidays are under 2 weeks away and the prep time may have you in full panic mode. Planning the big holiday feast for your family is always one of the most stressful dinners you will have to prepare. Cooking a turkey is a delicate task, if not timed perfectly you can be feeding your family an…

Happy Holiday! Gifts from CCI!

  Holidays are just around the corner so it’s the perfect time to start cooking up some ideas of what to get your loved ones. Nobody is the same, knives may not be the perfect gift to some, but CCI has gifts to offer every chef! Whether you are buying a gift for the hobby…

A Very Yummy Christmas!

Originally posted on Tools for The Discriminating Chef:
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it’s time to start baking (if you haven’t already done so)! Enjoy some quality time with the kids and make some of their favorite treats to celebrate the Holidays! Mickey’s Santa Hat Cookie Puzzle Does this mean it’s…

FAQ, The Turkey Survival Guide to an American Thanksgiving

The countdown is on! Thanksgiving is in T minus 3 days and the time for prep has officially begun. Now before you start inviting family and friends over, think about what you’re serving said family and friends. A thanksgiving meal is a tiresome and delicate task that requires prep and time. This blog will be…

What to look for when purchasing knives Part 1: Knowledge

If the carving job on your last Thanksgiving turkey was similar to a carving job done with plastic safety scissors; you may need to invest in higher quality knives. Some of my readers may be asking some questions like this: How can you tell whether a knife is high or low quality? High quality knives…

A Guide to the Tastiest American Thanksgiving.

November, the lovely month where temperature goes 0-100 quick, or I guess I should say 100-0. The month will have days feeling like the end of summer to the beginning of fall then all of a sudden the clocks go forward and the temperature will have you wondering if its February or November. While November…

Pumpkin Carvings for Everyone!

October, the beautiful time of the year where leaves begin to change and weather changes from hot to warm to cold! October brings us many delightful treats like Thanksgiving dinners with family and friends or the spooky looking children running the streets trick or treating, but a favorite October past time that gets over looked is…

A Guide to the Tastiest Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner

October, What a wonderful time of the year. Leaves begin to change, hockey is back, kids are back in school, Halloween brings us spooky treats and Christmas is starting to creep up on us. So many things to look forward to, but the best thing about October is enjoying a mouthwatering Thanksgiving dinner with your…

National Pancake Day!

What better way to start your Monday morning then by stacking up a tower of golden, light, fluffy cakes. I’m not talking about stacking up Birthday cakes or cupcakes, nope not for breakfast. What I’m talking about are those good old fashioned flapjacks, griddlecakes, flannel cakes, hot cakes or any other name you’d like to…

HACCP Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Part 2

Salmonella, E.coli, food allergies, dirty dining, Cross-Contamination, the list goes on. Food safety has become a major concern for everyone involved in the processing, manufacturing and preparation of the food for human consumption.  Your establishment reputation is critical to success, so food safety is not only vital, it is one of the most fundamental elements…

HACCP! The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point

  Salmonella, E.coli, food allergies, dirty dining, Cross-Contamination, the list goes on. Food safety has become a major concern for everyone involved in the processing, manufacturing and preparation of the food for human consumption.  Your establishment reputation is critical to success, so food safety is not only vital, it is one of the most fundamental…