Keeping Up With: This Season’s Vegetables, Calories Cuts and Workers Strike

The Escoffier Online blog brings you industry news, the hottest cooking trends, cooking demonstrations, real chef tips, testimonials and much more. Check out our newest posts of the week!

Food Companies Cut Calories
Food companies took a stand against obesity, and 16 of them cut a total of 1.5 trillion calories from their products. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle USA, Kellogg, General Mills, and Kraft Foods were just some of the companies that kept the promises they made to the government three years ago to lower the amount of calories in the foods [Read More…]

Seasonal Fruits And Vegetables
In this video, Chef Fernando Mojica discusses the best seasonal fruits and vegetables. He shares some helpful tips about each item and how they should be properly prepared. Give a little seasonality to your dishes by adding cherries, artichokes, arugula, asparagus, fennel leaves or rhubarb in your next meal! [Read More…]

Fast Food Workers Strike In Seattle
All fast food workers in Seattle may not have taken culinary arts programs, but they want to improve their rights as employees. They demanded $15 per hour in pay raises and the right to form a union. Like other fast food protestors in New York, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago and Milwaukee, strikers have taken to [Read More…]

Genetically Engineered Wheat Discovered In Oregon Unapproved
As most students attending international culinary schools are aware, genetically engineered foods are a controversial topic. On one hand, they provide stronger plants that lead to improved harvests, but on the other hand, their long-term effects on human health are unknown. [Read More…]

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