Ann Nguyen, Hospitality Student & Recipient of LDEI Scholarship
Oct21

Ann Nguyen, Hospitality Student & Recipient of LDEI Scholarship

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Ann Nguyen, a hospitality student at Georgia State University and a recipient of an Les Dames D’Escoffier – Atlanta scholarship award. I was curious to understand the challenges she faced as a hospitality major now taking all her classes online. I also wondered what her point of view was about the ‘new hospitality‘ and her thoughts of how these changes would...

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Jacques Pepin – Wisdom & Inspiration
Aug07

Jacques Pepin – Wisdom & Inspiration

In today’s wobbly world one of the silver linings has been the wealth of online workshops and webinars. Many of the presenters are well known chefs who generously share their learnings. Recently I popped in on Around The World In 80 Plates, a conference sponsored by American Culinary Foundation (AFC). Chef Jacques Pepin was the opening speaker. While it was a delight to watch this legendary chef demonstrate several dishes, it...

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3 Celebrity Chef’s Covid-19 Cooking At-Home
May05

3 Celebrity Chef’s Covid-19 Cooking At-Home

First, in this odd new world we hope you are well, safe and as sane as possible. Not a surprise we find ourselves baking and cooking more and those 10 Covid-19 pounds are definitely creeping on. The unexpected treats we’ve found are streaming shows where celebrity chefs casually cook in their homes. Three of our favorites are: Chef José Andrés, Chef Massimo Bottura, and Christina Tosi. 3 Celebrity Chef’s Live Stream Covid-19...

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New Business Models In A Covid-19 World
Apr14

New Business Models In A Covid-19 World

From supermarkets, to food makers, restaurants, farms and retail stores the food industry is pivoting to meet the challenge of how to stay alive in a Covid-19 reality. In the midst of a wobbly world new innovative models including commerce, consumer confidence, and product offers are being developed. We were curious to understand how various sectors of the food world were conducting business. So we do what we do best, we reached out...

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Interview With Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie & Ardbeg
Oct26

Interview With Dr. Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie & Ardbeg

Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Distilling, Whisky Creation & Whisky Stocks at Glenmorangie & Ardbeg kindly agreed to answer a few questions from this still whisky novice. My love affair with the dark spirits began when I joined a southern gentleman in a dram. The southern gentleman is long gone but my enjoyment of whiskies and bourbons continues. The more I taste the more I become curious about the creation of fine whiskies...

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