Do’s and Don’ts of Knife Safety!

Cuts and lacerations are some of the most common injuries reported in restaurants and kitchen. These types of injuries can be reduced by implementing some simple strategies. Nobody likes a side of fingers with their salad! Strategies when not handling a knife. • After using a knife, clean it immediately and put it away •…

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…

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…

2017 Year in Review: Culinary Fads

Well 2017 is about to reach its end! The year flew by faster than…a McDonalds Drive thru? Yeah, I might have been reaching on that joke, but hey the effort counts. 2017 has been full of comedy, trends, fads and much more. Continue to read on because the jokes will not be as bad as…

Steak Knives: Straight Edge Vs. Serrated Edge

Steak lovers from all over will usually waste no time when it comes to tearing into their cut of steak, while others take their time slicing with a more clean cut approach. Many things can play a factor into your choice of steak knife, it can be feel, touch, look or care and use, but…

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…

Top 5 Tools a Chef Can’t Live Without

Every chef is different and no two chefs are the same, but every chef needs certain tools in the kitchen to help them create a feast! Whether you are a hobby chef or a professional chef; you need to have your tools! This blog will list out the top 5 tools a chef can’t live…

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…