ChefTalk.com - Professional Food Service - Recent Changeshttp://www.cheftalk.com/livefeed.rssTrack the most recent changes to the cheftalk.com community with this feedenHuddler 0.1Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:49:10 +0000Hi I am looking for advice what professional chefs and cooks tools?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91378/hi-i-am-looking-for-advice-what-professional-chefs-and-cooks-tools "Hi, I am looking for different chefs favorite tools and equipment. And why they use..."threadMon, 16 Jan 2017 12:17:22 +0000proktoolsMon, 16 Jan 2017 12:17:22 +0000#1376498New to this and need help with my full service outside catering conundrum!!http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91368/new-to-this-and-need-help-with-my-full-service-outside-catering-conundrum "It’s been a little over a year since I posted anything here.  Long story short, I’ve..."threadSat, 14 Jan 2017 17:03:55 +0000Traditions73Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:03:55 +0000#1376235pizza stone or fibrament hearth desk http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91361/pizza-stone-or-fibrament-hearth-desk "Hey guys!!! In your opinion what is better to cook a pizza on a hearth stone baking..."threadFri, 13 Jan 2017 20:59:23 +0000NellybellyFri, 13 Jan 2017 20:59:23 +0000#1376137Anyone have a good hack for making large quantities of roux?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91353/anyone-have-a-good-hack-for-making-large-quantities-of-roux "Hello all,   Does anyone have an effective technique to make large amounts of roux..."threadThu, 12 Jan 2017 12:55:28 +0000Southernfried36Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:55:28 +0000#1375880New restaurant Purchasing equipmenthttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91351/new-restaurant-purchasing-equipment "Hi all,   I`m opening a new restaurant Pizza / fresh pasta concept, and while I have..."threadThu, 12 Jan 2017 03:23:36 +0000ErickL201Thu, 12 Jan 2017 03:23:36 +0000#1375851Batted Steak Diane for expensive cuts?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91341/batted-steak-diane-for-expensive-cuts "I was watching this Marcus Wareing video where he cooks steak diane by batting steak so..."threadWed, 11 Jan 2017 06:12:37 +0000Chef BrahWed, 11 Jan 2017 06:12:37 +0000#1375699gas vrs electrichttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91337/gas-vrs-electric "Has any one notice a "different"  or "off" flavor after cooking with a gas range then..."threadTue, 10 Jan 2017 20:57:28 +0000ldiatoneTue, 10 Jan 2017 20:57:28 +0000#1375551Chef salary vs hourlyhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91331/chef-salary-vs-hourly "So a little bit about my situation... Im 22, female, and I was the sous chef at a new..."threadTue, 10 Jan 2017 01:47:21 +0000freshbakedTue, 10 Jan 2017 01:47:21 +0000#1375424Can persian/indian style fluffy rice be made using a rice maker?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91329/can-persian-indian-style-fluffy-rice-be-made-using-a-rice-maker "My understanding is that they operate by boiling out the water producing a wet sticky..."threadMon, 09 Jan 2017 22:07:40 +0000gazaweeMon, 09 Jan 2017 22:07:40 +0000#1375378How long does cooked rice keep for in a bain marie or chafing dish?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91328/how-long-does-cooked-rice-keep-for-in-a-bain-marie-or-chafing-dish "I'd like to start offering stews/currys with rice and need to figure out the best way..."threadMon, 09 Jan 2017 22:04:38 +0000gazaweeMon, 09 Jan 2017 22:04:38 +0000#1375376Young chefstudent in doubt about carrerhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91320/young-chefstudent-in-doubt-about-carrer "Hello chefs I'm a young chefstudent at 20 year, working at one of the worlds best..."threadMon, 09 Jan 2017 02:53:06 +0000seb96Mon, 09 Jan 2017 02:53:06 +0000#1375209What was your first memory of having a real passion for cooking?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91319/what-was-your-first-memory-of-having-a-real-passion-for-cooking "My first passion started with a classical French cookbook that my sister gave to me as..."threadSun, 08 Jan 2017 21:53:00 +0000johnk631125Sun, 08 Jan 2017 21:53:00 +0000#1375163Pop up restaurants/barshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91304/pop-up-restaurants-bars "Was wondering if any of you have started/been involved in a pop up? Do you need to go..."threadSat, 07 Jan 2017 06:38:02 +0000iampamSat, 07 Jan 2017 06:38:02 +0000#1374670Things Never Said By A Head Chefhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91293/things-never-said-by-a-head-chef " ...I died laughing. Thought I'd share. "threadThu, 05 Jan 2017 21:14:12 +0000ApprentichefThu, 05 Jan 2017 21:14:12 +0000#1374398Marrow Boneshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91289/marrow-bones "I want to use canoe cut marrow bones as a plating device. Actually, I want to re-use..."threadThu, 05 Jan 2017 18:58:34 +0000SomedayThu, 05 Jan 2017 18:58:34 +0000#1374347Fry whether than Deep Fry Chicken http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91275/fry-whether-than-deep-fry-chicken "I would like to use a recipe that calls for deep frying but do not want to deep fry the..."threadTue, 03 Jan 2017 03:11:12 +0000nhojTue, 03 Jan 2017 03:11:12 +0000#1373910Best Oven Cleaner?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91265/best-oven-cleaner "Not a glamorous discussion, obviously, but our ovens have suffered some serious neglect..."threadMon, 02 Jan 2017 01:30:07 +0000CapeCodChefMon, 02 Jan 2017 01:30:07 +0000#1373700Are you ready to rumble? NYE again!http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91256/are-you-ready-to-rumble-nye-again "I'm actually pretty excited.  No matter how many times you do it you still gotta see if..."threadSat, 31 Dec 2016 05:22:34 +0000PhaedrusSat, 31 Dec 2016 05:22:34 +0000#1373452Burnt the crap out of my hand...how can I help?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91244/burnt-the-crap-out-of-my-hand-how-can-i-help "So I had a grease fire reignite and lite my right hand on fire to the point skin is..."threadFri, 30 Dec 2016 01:55:11 +0000TrainMeUpFri, 30 Dec 2016 01:55:11 +0000#1373253How to retain Staff during down times in the operationhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91240/how-to-retain-staff-during-down-times-in-the-operation "Hi all, I am the Chef of a Kosher catering company in Maryland. When we are busy we do..."threadThu, 29 Dec 2016 14:14:27 +0000RaytappyThu, 29 Dec 2016 14:14:27 +0000#1373144table for a confectionery guitar cutterhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91232/table-for-a-confectionery-guitar-cutter "Years ago, I bought a used Martellato double guitar; it has all the bits and pieces,..."threadWed, 28 Dec 2016 00:34:21 +0000JCakesWed, 28 Dec 2016 00:34:21 +0000#1372954Christmas menu http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91215/christmas-menu "Hello, and felice navidad to all! (I am sure that you now have that song as today's..."threadSat, 24 Dec 2016 20:32:08 +0000CronkerSat, 24 Dec 2016 20:32:08 +0000#1372540The Professional Chef ( CIA 6th Edition )http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91211/the-professional-chef-cia-6th-edition "I bought this book in 1997 when I started my business. I paid about $60 for it at the..."threadFri, 23 Dec 2016 21:54:46 +0000ChefBillyBFri, 23 Dec 2016 21:54:46 +0000#1372419Language Requirementshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91199/language-requirements "Hello, I'm still in the early stages of my professional cooking career and am thinking..."threadThu, 22 Dec 2016 14:03:29 +0000chef77Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:03:29 +0000#1372217I am getting a high paying job in a different industry. Should i quit my career as a chef?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91188/i-am-getting-a-high-paying-job-in-a-different-industry-should-i-quit-my-career-as-a-chef "I am not seeing any money come in anytime soon as a chef but i am still enjoying..."threadTue, 20 Dec 2016 19:56:20 +0000Chef BrahTue, 20 Dec 2016 19:56:20 +0000#1371906New restaurant conundrum http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91166/new-restaurant-conundrum "So, I've joined a new venture as manager, and I was hired basically due to my vast..."threadSun, 18 Dec 2016 08:29:29 +0000CronkerSun, 18 Dec 2016 08:29:29 +0000#1371501 giving to charity http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91162/giving-to-charity "Question for chefs and owners out there, do you support any charitable organizations..."threadSat, 17 Dec 2016 11:24:50 +0000LagomSat, 17 Dec 2016 11:24:50 +0000#1371410Comprehension Demo http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91157/comprehension-demo " I'm having a interview today, and several throughout the week. I would like the..."threadFri, 16 Dec 2016 18:49:11 +0000Hastings1987Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:49:11 +0000#1371307Ringing in the Earshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91125/ringing-in-the-ears "All these years of working in restaurant kitchens are ruining my ears I fear. Can't be..."threadSun, 11 Dec 2016 22:42:29 +0000MaxSSun, 11 Dec 2016 22:42:29 +0000#1370494Mods from hellhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91111/mods-from-hell "Alright guys. What's your policy on mods? I have a pretty open policy to current menu..."threadSat, 10 Dec 2016 02:47:35 +0000ChefJess606Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:47:35 +0000#1370108Got my knife and my cash stolen from work todayhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91108/got-my-knife-and-my-cash-stolen-from-work-today "was a $100 knife and lost around 85 bucks in cash   was in my jacket in the office..."threadFri, 09 Dec 2016 06:21:24 +0000Chef BrahFri, 09 Dec 2016 06:21:24 +0000#1369960Knife for hire....http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91097/knife-for-hire "In november we sold our chocolate business of 9 years. In the meantime I've renovated..."threadWed, 07 Dec 2016 19:31:30 +0000foodpumpWed, 07 Dec 2016 19:31:30 +0000#1369667Buttering the Toast on a Clubhousehttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91080/buttering-the-toast-on-a-clubhouse "I have always buttered the toast for clubhouses but I have a Chef friend who swears..."threadTue, 06 Dec 2016 04:16:34 +0000JustCookItTue, 06 Dec 2016 04:16:34 +0000#1369293Searing, chilling and reheating.http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91070/searing-chilling-and-reheating "Hey Guys   Just wondering if some pro's could give me a definitive answer on this. Is..."threadSun, 04 Dec 2016 23:23:26 +0000PierreBlackSun, 04 Dec 2016 23:23:26 +0000#1369028Rainbow chard stemshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91068/rainbow-chard-stems "Hey does anybody have any techniques for preserving the color in rainbow chard stems...."threadSun, 04 Dec 2016 18:06:25 +0000GrasshoppaSun, 04 Dec 2016 18:06:25 +0000#1368965Cooking for private parties http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91063/cooking-for-private-parties "My bar/grill has started booking private parties of 40-80 people to help pickup sales..."threadSat, 03 Dec 2016 20:39:39 +0000PonchoTheCookSat, 03 Dec 2016 20:39:39 +0000#1368832The best recipe from a cookbookhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91059/the-best-recipe-from-a-cookbook "I can honestly say I've not followed a recipe in years. I get ideas and take bits from..."threadSat, 03 Dec 2016 18:24:19 +0000ChipShopManSat, 03 Dec 2016 18:24:19 +0000#1368806What are you doing this winter?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91053/what-are-you-doing-this-winter "I have to edit down my resume. People see my work history and make assumptions that I..."threadFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:11:58 +0000PeachcreekFri, 02 Dec 2016 20:11:58 +0000#1368668Do you use a pocket knife in the kitchen?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91049/do-you-use-a-pocket-knife-in-the-kitchen "i love my benchmade griptilian and realized a pocket knife is a great accessory to have..."threadFri, 02 Dec 2016 05:47:36 +0000Chef BrahFri, 02 Dec 2016 05:47:36 +0000#1368575Hindu kosher hallal pastries and desserthttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91048/hindu-kosher-hallal-pastries-and-dessert "Hi Colleagues   I'm actually in the middle of a skills assessment in Australia and..."threadFri, 02 Dec 2016 05:09:00 +0000Davide FloreFri, 02 Dec 2016 05:09:00 +0000#1368572Surviving life as a Commishttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91039/surviving-life-as-a-commis "So I wanted to get some thoughts from you all about your experiences during your junior..."threadWed, 30 Nov 2016 22:47:04 +0000slipp000Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:47:04 +0000#1368365First day in full fledged kitchen, what to carry? what to expect?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91035/first-day-in-full-fledged-kitchen-what-to-carry-what-to-expect "wondering what to carry into work for first day?   also what to expect? "threadWed, 30 Nov 2016 12:18:37 +0000Chef BrahWed, 30 Nov 2016 12:18:37 +0000#1368311Portable Consession Food Stall - Transporting hot oil?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/91033/portable-consession-food-stall-transporting-hot-oil "Hi chefs, My brother and I are currently trying to solve a transportational issue..."threadWed, 30 Nov 2016 07:36:58 +0000pejacoWed, 30 Nov 2016 07:36:58 +0000#1368275Pepper Millhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91026/pepper-mill "Anyone have a preferred brand of pepper grinder for the line? I've always been partial..."threadTue, 29 Nov 2016 08:23:35 +0000SomedayTue, 29 Nov 2016 08:23:35 +0000#1368109Naming Questionhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91020/naming-question "Quick set up:   I own and run a small, mid market causual-fine dining restaurant.  We..."threadMon, 28 Nov 2016 14:10:36 +0000AllanMcPhersonMon, 28 Nov 2016 14:10:36 +0000#1367963Looking for a used confectionery guitarhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/91009/looking-for-a-used-confectionery-guitar "Hello, I am looking for a used confectionery guitar. I own a small bakery and need it..."threadSun, 27 Nov 2016 03:29:27 +0000Justbeck101Sun, 27 Nov 2016 03:29:27 +0000#1367664Octopus coming out to salty.http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90998/octopus-coming-out-to-salty "Trying to diagnose the problem I'm having with octopus coming out too salty. It..."threadFri, 25 Nov 2016 16:38:12 +0000CM-ChefFri, 25 Nov 2016 16:38:12 +0000#1367385Hotel line cook job benefitshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/90989/hotel-line-cook-job-benefits "Has anyone worked as a line cook for Hilton before? Just got a job as cook...yay..what..."threadThu, 24 Nov 2016 04:26:38 +0000girlcookThu, 24 Nov 2016 04:26:38 +0000#1367156Forum ruleshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/90978/forum-rules "I remember reading forum rules and have followed them even when I have something to..."threadWed, 23 Nov 2016 07:32:18 +0000oldarpanetWed, 23 Nov 2016 07:32:18 +0000#1366971EGGS!http://www.cheftalk.com/t/90977/eggs "Ok so I read something on the world wide web the other day that said that the original..."threadWed, 23 Nov 2016 06:01:41 +0000GrasshoppaWed, 23 Nov 2016 06:01:41 +0000#1366967