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How Do You Craft Flavor?

By Hannah Dressen

I had never even heard of commercialized celery soda, but then again there’s just about everything out there now including kale powder… 472 more words

Hannah Dressen

Purchasing Class Comes to an End - Food Purchasing Certification Earned

Yet another semester has come to an end.  Now that my Purchasing, Storage and Handling class has wrapped up. I am one step closer to completing my degree in… 193 more words

Back To School

Redesigned Restaurant Retreat

Experience healthy, locally-sourced, farm-to-table cuisine while looking out at the beautiful 21-acre Lake Windsong at LakeHouse, the newly renovated Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress restaurant. The 6,350-square-foot restaurant, formerly known as Cascade, went through a $2.8 million redesign and reopened in December 2015. 334 more words


Back to School: Food Purchasing, Storage and Handling

You might recall that I am pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Management, with a concentration in Culinary Arts. During the upcoming Spring semester, I will be taking another class toward this goal.  173 more words

Back To School

Chefs and Trends: A Close Relationship

Chefs predict trends, embrace them, spread them or reject them. That’s a fact. “Chefs absolutely drive trends, they are very knowledgeable about what other chefs are doing,” says Darren Tristano president of Technomic, a food research and consulting firm based in Chicago. 896 more words


2000 Wines! A Conversation with Wine Collector and Restauranter, Peter Kasperski.

Peter Kasperski opened Cowboy Ciao February 12, 1997 in Scottsdale, AZ. and later Kazimierz World Wine Bar, also in Scottsdale. Ciao has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades from local, national and international sources including: 1,814 more words

Psychology And Wine