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The Perfect Fathers Day Steak

I have worked with La Frieda Meats over the past 6 years on and off over the course of some of the restaurant projects. Our first project was with BUCU Burger in Paramus, NJ where we opened a gourmet burger and cup cake restaurant. The restaurant was successful and we promoted the Pat La Frieda…

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June 22, 2016

All Day Breakfast Restaurants Are Here To Stay

Last October, when McDonald’s made its decision to serve breakfast all day, it did so to the thunderous applause of its loyal patrons who — for years — had been pleading with the godfather of all fast food restaurants to make breakfast items like their famous Egg McMuffins available around the clock. This bold move appears to have…

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April 11, 2016

Top Food Trends Forecast for 2016

A new year always represents the opportunity to re-invent, re-invigorate, and recharge the look and feel of your menu. In 2015, we saw a rise in farm-to-table ingredients, the emergence of upscale communal meals, and an explosion of “elevated” comfort foods. Looking forward, the new food climate is going to incorporate a new focus on…

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March 17, 2016

Medicine as Food

Culinary Medicine: Culinary medicine may be a new term, but the ideas behind it are not. In the past we have heard, “You are what you eat,” or, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A few doctors in the United States are beginning to embrace the benefits of training not only in medicine, but also…

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March 11, 2016

New Year’s Eve Dinner 2015

This New Years wasn’t any different than our previous we like to celebrate our successes and bring our friends together with a great dinner. This year we featured a few new signature items like our Black Forest Duck Ham and the classic Beef Wellington was just perfect. Check out the full menu and some great…

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February 19, 2016

The James Beard Foundation – A Chefs Story

“The James Beard Foundation is a New York City-based national non-profit culinary arts organization named in honor of James Beard, a prolific food writer, teacher, and cookbook author, who was also known as the “Dean of American Cookery.” The Foundation was started in 1986 by Peter Kump, a former student of James Beard and founder…

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February 12, 2016

Great technology and rapid speed cooking

CSG is a promoter of rapid cooking technology it’s the future. Since 1991, TurboChef Technologies, Inc. has pioneered the world of rapid cooking. With innovation and top performance in mind, TurboChef has redefined cooking efficiency by designing rapid-cook ovens that are versatile, user-friendly, and save energy. TurboChef ovens cook faster and produce consistent results without…

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February 9, 2016

Quiche Come Back is Here

One of the top retro food trends that has come, gone and is now come back again is “Quiche”. Quiche, popularized in the U.S. after World War II, may scream ladies’ brunch, but damn if it isn’t delicious. I have been pushing our clients that serve breakfast / lunch to offer quiche as well it’s…

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February 9, 2016

Chef Walter Serves as Judge – ACF 5th Annual Culinary Competition

The culinary competition is classified as an ACF Category W Market Basket Competition. Each four-person team will be required to prepare a four-course menu of either four appetizers or salads; four soups or desserts; four entrées with the appropriate starch/vegetable and accompaniment, as well as one buffet platter serving 10 with two plated servings, one…

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February 2, 2016

What About Shrimp

Although not true shrimp, Mantis Shrimp, like their delectable namesake, are yet another sea creature with the potential to help people live longer, healthier lives. While shrimp are a nutrient-packed addition to our healthy diets, Mantis Shrimp are offering scientist exciting new insights into developing life-saving technologies. We already prize shrimp for their delicious flavor,…

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February 2, 2016