Creating A Special

Today I am going to walk you through the steps of a special dish I created this week. For those of you who do not know a “special” is a dish served at a restaurant that is not a part of the fixed menu. I was in class and I went down to the meat […]

Are Restaurant Kitchens Clean?

People ask me all the time how clean restaurant kitchens are. The truth is that even though there are universal cleanliness and food safety laws the kitchens I have worked in have vastly differed in standards of cleanliness. Every chef should have enough respect for food and the culinary industry to at minimum maintain a […]


Nothing fills me with homicidal rage faster than trying to cook a meal with a crappy chef knife. If you cook even once a month, buying a good chef knife is a good investment. People always tell me they hate cooking for 2 reasons, having to clean up and cutting vegetables. Cutting vegetables with your […]

Restaurant Steaks at Home

One of the biggest gaps in food quality between restaurants and the home kitchen is steak. There are several factors that separate the two, some you can duplicate some you can not. Many restaurants dry age their steaks, this is a time consuming process and most home kitchen are not equipped for it. Aside from […]