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The Center for Advancement of Foodservice Education, where our mission is to: “Connect the Foodservice Industry with the Foodservice Classroom.”CAFÉ is the most dynamic resource for those who TEACH, TRAIN, MENTOR, IDEATE, INTERACT WITH, ADVISE, AND CHALLENGE students of the culinary arts. With nearly 1,000 culinary and baking programs from coast to coast. CAFÉ is the most respected support organization for those involved in educating tomorrows chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, savory chefs, and culinary entrepreneurs.

The Center for Advancement of Foodservice Education, where our mission is to: “Connect the Foodservice Industry with the Foodservice Classroom.”CAFÉ is the most dynamic resource for those who TEACH, TRAIN, MENTOR, IDEATE, INTERACT WITH, ADVISE, AND CHALLENGE students of the culinary arts. With nearly 1,000 culinary and baking programs from coast to coast. CAFÉ is the most respected support organization for those involved in educating tomorrows chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, savory chefs, and culinary entrepreneurs.

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United States

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The Center for Advancement of Foodservice Education, where our mission is to: “Connect the Foodservice Industry with the Foodservice Classroom.”CAFÉ is the most dynamic resource for those who TEACH, TRAIN, MENTOR, IDEATE, INTERACT WITH, ADVISE, AND CHALLENGE students of the culinary arts. With nearly 1,000 culinary and baking programs from coast to coast. CAFÉ is the most respected support organization for those involved in educating tomorrows chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, savory chefs, and culinary entrepreneurs.

Language:

English


Episodes

CAFE Talks Episode 23- A Master Chef's Perspective

4/21/2021
From a young teenage boy in Detroit riding his Stingray bike to that first job as a dishwasher to one of America’s extraordinary Certified Master Chefs – Dan Hugelier talks about his journey. Those humble beginnings of mastering four egg pans and a griddle as breakfast cook to earning gold medals in the Culinary Olympics – this exceptional chef demonstrated the craftsmanship, discipline, inquisitiveness, willingness to learn, and talent necessary to be at the top of his game. A former...

Duration:01:13:17

CAFE Talks Ep.22- The Healing Power of Food

4/7/2021
An accomplished restaurant and resort chef, former executive chef for the enormously complex Opryland Hotel, leader of the Culinary Team at London’s Olympic Park and Stadium, Certified Executive Chef and Board Member of The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation – shifts his career direction to healthcare foodservice operations. Working as Corporate R and D Chef for Morrison Healthcare – Chef Jeffrey Quasha is as enthusiastic about his current position and as passionate about his...

Duration:00:55:08

CAFE Talks Ep.21- Making a Difference

3/24/2021
Food Truck Entrepreneur to serial restaurateur opening Mission Chinese in San Francisco and New York, operator of what Bon Appetit called one of the 10 Best New Restaurants, and one of the most important restaurants in America; James Beard semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant, and chef/operator of The Perennial – an environmentally sustainable restaurant. Recently, the James Beard Foundation as their Humanitarian of the Year recognized Chef Myint and his organization. Chef Anthony Myint is...

Duration:00:47:39

CAFE Talks Ep 20- The Foundations Open Many Doors

3/10/2021
Sometimes it’s a spark of interest at an early age, for others it may come late in life – but many young cooks experience that a’ha moment when it becomes clear that a career in the kitchen is just the ticket for them. Those who achieve their goals do so through a commitment to the foundations of cooking and the transferable skills that a kitchen can provide. Join us for an insightful discussion with Chef Chris Koetke whose career began with that spark of interest at the age of 14 with money...

Duration:00:48:23

CAFE Talks Ep.19- Breaking Bread

2/24/2021
Ah… artisan bread – such a gift, such an incredible statement of craftsmanship, such an important part of the human experience. Those who work with the four primary ingredients of bread: flour, salt, water and yeast (or starter) are a special breed. They are individuals who dedicate their lives and passion to mastering the process of mixing, shaping, proofing, and baking those incredible loaves of goodness. The job is physical, emotional, and at some level – spiritual in nature. Bread bakers...

Duration:01:03:58

CAFE Talks Ep.18- A Pastry Chefs Last Impression

2/10/2021
A touch of chocolate, the crunch of a tuile cookie, some fresh fruit, crème anglaise on the plate, and a quenelle of mocha gelato – this is an incredible end to a memorable meal. The role of the pastry chef is to create these memories, to solidify the guest experience and to keep them wanting more. Whether it is a flaky croissant, a fresh fruit Bavarian, beautiful chocolate truffles, fondant coated petite fours glace, or an amazing centerpiece of pulled and blown sugar – the pastry chef is...

Duration:00:49:21

CAFE Talks Ep. 17- On the Threshold of a Dream

1/27/2021
Every chef has the dream of entrepreneurship, yet only a few are willing and able to take the leap. Regardless - the dream remains alive throughout a chef’s career. Those who are able to bring their dream to fruition understand that there will be sacrifices, but those who succeed know that compromising what they believe in is not an option. Join us for a lively and candid interview with Chef Tim Hardiman – chef/owner of The Tailor and the Cook award-winning restaurant in Utica, New York....

Duration:01:01:10

CAFE Talks Ep. 16- You can't cook what you don't really know

1/13/2021
That simple dish that your grandmother made – a dish likely passed down from her grandmother is more than just a memory. That dish reflects an understanding of source, tradition, culture, family, good times and challenging ones, economics and place. As important as it is for young cooks to understand how to cook, it is equally important to know the history of why to cook a certain way – what brought that dish to this place, at this time. Join us for an interesting conversation with Jeff...

Duration:00:51:51

CAFE Talks Ep 15- Team Building Through Competition

12/30/2020
When a person has that a’ha moment, you know that moment when he or she thinks: “This is what I was meant to do with my life”. At that moment there is a rush of adrenaline that provides the fuel for a sense of purpose. It may be said that people choose a career, but with chefs the rule is that the career chooses them. From that point on, a person becomes a sponge – seeking to learn whatever he or she can, engage in every opportunity, embrace the challenges thrown his or her way, and...

Duration:00:53:21

CAFE Talks Episode 14- One Cup at a Time

12/16/2020
Coffee is the universal elixir, the beverage that keeps our personal motors running, a boost of energy or a soothing friend, the start to our day and the end to a great meal – coffee is an integral part of our every day. Those who are deeply involved with the history, agriculture, traditions, brewing techniques and artistry of presenting the perfect cup are also pillars of local communities and supporters of the conversations that bring that community together. These are the people of the...

Duration:01:00:37

CAFE Talks Ep.13 Kirsten Sutaria- Creativity from Life Experience

12/2/2020
The food industry provides limitless opportunities for careerists – opportunities that are incredibly diverse. As you walk through your local grocery outlet or browse through that vendor’s catalog of ingredients at a chef’s disposal – it is enlightening to note that there is a product development person behind each one of those ingredients on the shelf or in the catalog. Each product is the result of tireless ideation, testing, tasting, scaling for production, subjected to a finely tuned...

Duration:00:57:26

CAFE Talks Episode 12 Jeremiah Tower- The Last Magnificent

11/18/2020
We all have an opportunity to make a difference or as Steve Jobs once said: “Make a dent in the universe”. Some of us work hard at pushing change and opening minds while others simply sit back and wonder what could have been. CAFÉ Talks is proud to offer a conversation with Chef Jeremiah Tower - a truly remarkable chef/restaurateur who made such a dent introducing the world to California Cuisine, partnering with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, and opening “Stars” in San Francisco – a...

Duration:00:49:13

CAFE Talks Ep.11 Kevin O'Donnell- The Attributes that we should be nurturing

11/4/2020
A systems advocate throughout his career – Kevin O’Donnell has taken his career from convention center management to high-end hotels, a Sun Valley exclusive dude ranch to elegant New England country inns, and busy co-op grocery stores to teaching kitchens and dining rooms of hospitality and culinary schools in New York and Vermont. A problem solver, logistics manager, creative thinker and mentor to many – Kevin stands out as a true example of leadership in the field of hospitality. Join us...

Duration:00:57:09

CAFE Talks Ep.10 Peter Sproul- The Educational Experience

10/21/2020
A highly successful chef chooses a different direction – a chance to give back, to be a mentor for others, to open eyes and open doors – to teach. Years later, his personal accomplishments are transformed into student accomplishments. He built a program based on an experience that goes beyond the classroom and beyond the curriculum. He created and maintains lifelong connections with students who became part of his commitment as a teacher. Join CAFÉ Talks for a close up look at Chef Peter...

Duration:01:02:37

CAFE Talks Ep.09 Jon Deutsch- Changing the world - one student at a time

10/7/2020
A seasoned chef, Ph.D. in food studies, culinary educator, program administrator, research chef, sustainability advocate, and food waste warrior – Chef Jonathan Deutsch is on a mission to help us all see the big picture. The fragile food supply chain in America is broken and our collective malaise concerning food waste is a crisis that must be addressed. According to a United Nations study – nearly 1/3 of all the food produced for human consumption is wasted. With an alarming percentage of...

Duration:00:52:32

CAFE Talks Episode 08 Dolf DeRovira- Name That Flavor

9/23/2020
Flavor is that elusive key that opens up the experience of eating, it is something that chefs spent their careers in search of, food manufacturers toil over, restaurant customers embed in their memories, and culinary instructors try to teach – yet few people really understand it like a flavorist. This is the person with the knowledge of a food scientist, the palate of a great chef, the memories of a food lover who has picked that sun ripened tomato in July and enjoyed the richness of the...

Duration:00:45:33

CAFE Talks Ep07 Jack Edwards- The Wine Experience

9/9/2020
The experience of dining would not be complete without a great, appropriately matched bottle of wine. What goes into the production of that bottle is a long process that begins with the farmer and the terror. The quality of the wine, as every vintner will tell you, is determined by the quality of the grape and the grape depends on the soil, the sun, the temperature, amount of rainfall, and nurturing from the person who works the soil and cares for the fruit. Great wine makers try to let the...

Duration:00:48:22

CAFE Talks Ep. 06 Bob Eckert- Unlearning Comes First

8/26/2020
Thinking creatively is natural during youth and not so much so as we age. Factors including group dynamics, the structure of formal education, peer critique, and fear of being scorned for thinking outside the norm – make it far more difficult to be creative in our approach toward opportunities and challenges. Bob Eckert is the CEO of New and Improved – a company dedicated to helping others work together, reinvigorate their creative energy, and in the process innovate towards new and improved...

Duration:00:59:42

CAFE Ep. 05 Keith Taylor- Cooking with Soul

8/12/2020
From his early days growing up in New Jersey within a family deeply rooted in great cooking, Chef Keith Taylor loved everything about the kitchen. Visits to New York City restaurants with his uncle and alignment with his grandmother – a professional cook – Keith would eventually meet and spend quality time in the kitchen with Chef Patrick Clark – a chef of great renown in America. His career was self-determined at an early age and through culinary school and later working at Disney, Hilton...

Duration:01:05:57

CAFE Talks Ep. 04 Jack Uldrich- Planning for Tomorrow

7/29/2020
What will tomorrow bring? This is a question that keeps many people awake at night. How do I prepare for what is uncertain - is it possible to really plan ahead? Jack Uldrich is a future thinker – a person whom many organizations lean on for guidance as they realize that the only thing that is certain is that change will come with them on board or in spite of them – so they had better collectively become proactive. Join us for another great episode of CAFÉ Talks as Jack Uldrich walks us...

Duration:00:52:49