EURO Culinary™ Series

Color coded knives are designed to help you implement food safety practices in the kitchen! With different color handles for different types of food, this system helps teach employees to engage in safe food handling practices to prevent cross-contamination in the professional kitchen. Allergies have become such a norm in society today, which makes paying…

The Bend Test

Originally posted on Tools for The Discriminating Chef:
Have you ever wondered how two knives can look so similar but be so different in quality? The Bend Test video was made to clearly show you the different steel qualities knives can have. The two knives used for The Bend Test: Steel formula X30 Cr13 Steel…

How Thermometers work: Temperature Scales

Thermometers are instrumental in the cooking process. A thermometer is a great way to know if your food is fully cooked, safe and ready to eat! Thermometers contain one very important aspect – a temperature scale. This is the fourth part of the “How Thermometers Work” series. We will breakdown the different temperature scales! Researchers…

A Guide to Hosting the Tastiest American Thanksgiving

It’s never too early to start brainstorming and planning what you will be cooking up on Thanksgiving! We are helping you find the tastiest appetizers and dishes to make when you host your family and friends this year!  Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Roasted Squash and Carrot Soup Roasted Red Potatoes Roasted Green Beans with Cranberries and…

Facts About Thermometers

CALIBRATING A THERMOMETER Calibrating a thermometer is actually a very simple process. It may be necessary to do from time to time to ensure accuracy. The following instructions should help you. DIAL THERMOMETERS By placing the stem of the thermometer in an ice water bath you can check the lower temperature on the scale. Alternately,…

Why Use Color Coded Knives?

  Color coded knives are designed to help you implement food safety best practices in the kitchen! With different color handles for different types of food, this system helps teach employees to engage in safe food handling practices to prevent cross-contamination in the professional kitchen. Allergies have become such a norm in society today, which…

How to: Use a Fruit Cutter

This cutter can be used to cut through fruits and vegetables, creating a v-shaped pattern. Watch this short video to learn how to make your own creations at home! To Buy:

5 Favorite Food Hacks

Time is a very valuable thing to have in the kitchen and finding little “hacks” here and there can be a life saver! Allrecipes has put together videos on their Favorite Food Hacks. Check out our 5 favorite ones! 1. How to Maximize Your Muffin Tin Another creative idea: use cookie dough to make cookie…

Facts About Scissors and Shears

Quality scissors and shears are the only kind to consider. Yet many consumers continue to buy scissors and shears that they find frustrating to use and hence are disappointed with their purchase. Quality scissors can be expensive, but the purchase should be considered an investment that can last a lifetime. What is the difference between…

Making the Most of your Garlic Cutter

Have you ever wondered if you are using a kitchen tool correctly? Or tried finding another functionality for it? When you are trying to save time by skipping the garlic dicing step, make sure you are using your cutter properly. Watch this video clip for proper use as well as other cools ways to make…

Sharpen Up for the Holidays

No matter what you’re planning on cooking and serving over the holidays it is important that your quality knife is properly sharpened. A properly sharpened knife makes it easier to cut and makes the whole preparation process smoother and more importantly, safe. A sharpening steel works on a very fundamental principle. Quite simply, it provides…

Is Culinary School For You?

Today’s blog post is written by a former Culinary Apprentice, CCI’s Jesse Diaz! Here’s a little bit about him…  Education: 2012 Culinary Apprentice Graduate, Humber College Training: Metropolitan Hotel (currently the Doubletree), The Windsor Arms Hotel Favourite courses in school: Culinary Skills and Techniques, Butchery Practical, Discovering the World of Wine Have you ever considered…