ChefTalk.com - Professional Food Service - Recent Changeshttp://www.cheftalk.com/livefeed.rssTrack the most recent changes to the cheftalk.com community with this feedenHuddler 0.1Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:36:23 +0000returning to the pastry/dessert industry after 12 years of illness .http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86447/returning-to-the-pastry-dessert-industry-after-12-years-of-illness "I was sick and unable to work for 12 years I am still on disability insurance so I can..."threadThu, 02 Jul 2015 19:18:34 +0000Remi LoveThu, 02 Jul 2015 19:18:34 +0000#1247437How to get back into the industry after 12 years of illness .http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86446/how-to-get-back-into-the-industry-after-12-years-of-illness "Hello all, I have been sick for 12 years and my illness has completely stabilized . I..."threadThu, 02 Jul 2015 16:57:22 +0000Remi LoveThu, 02 Jul 2015 16:57:22 +0000#1247417New Line Cook, Not Permitted on The Line by The Chefhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86444/new-line-cook-not-permitted-on-the-line-by-the-chef "I graduated from culinary school last May, and was hired a few months ago by a luxury..."threadThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:50:37 +0000EtherialThu, 02 Jul 2015 12:50:37 +0000#1247359Charity Event I am sponsoring.........................HELP!!!!!!http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86439/charity-event-i-am-sponsoring-help "Hey Fellow chefs,     I am writing a proposal for a Charity I was asked to..."threadWed, 01 Jul 2015 20:23:18 +0000ChefCorleysWed, 01 Jul 2015 20:23:18 +0000#1247176Croissant Classhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86438/croissant-class "Hi there, I was hoping to get some advice regarding setting up a croissant..."threadWed, 01 Jul 2015 19:56:48 +0000MonPetitFourWed, 01 Jul 2015 19:56:48 +0000#1247167Interesting and informative culinary books http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86429/interesting-and-informative-culinary-books "Hello my lovely kitchen family,         I am looking for a list of great books to..."threadWed, 01 Jul 2015 05:13:07 +0000gypsy0714Wed, 01 Jul 2015 05:13:07 +0000#1246990Battle of the Bosses!! http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86428/battle-of-the-bosses "Advice on DRUNK head chef....   First back story...So I am currently a culinary kid..."threadWed, 01 Jul 2015 04:37:53 +0000SouxChefWed, 01 Jul 2015 04:37:53 +0000#1246984Establishing a Standard for Rushes?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86419/establishing-a-standard-for-rushes "Mediterranean restaurant seats 60.   During the week we open at 11am, with a lunch..."threadTue, 30 Jun 2015 20:59:06 +0000RedBeerd CantuTue, 30 Jun 2015 20:59:06 +0000#1246832Anyone with Vegas experience/knowledge?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86417/anyone-with-vegas-experience-knowledge "Lately I've been interested in maybe going to Vegas as an alternative to working in..."threadTue, 30 Jun 2015 18:51:22 +0000veronporterTue, 30 Jun 2015 18:51:22 +0000#1246806Advise on getting a line cook or prep cook spothttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86416/advise-on-getting-a-line-cook-or-prep-cook-spot "It's not like im new to the industry, or anything. Ive worked at a middle of the road..."threadTue, 30 Jun 2015 17:09:33 +0000aa988Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:09:33 +0000#1246787Holding Broth without diluting it. I NEED HELP!!!!http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86415/holding-broth-without-diluting-it-i-need-help "Hello Pro Chef,   I need help and a better suggestion to do this for my restaurant...."threadTue, 30 Jun 2015 15:10:56 +0000SaltandPepperTue, 30 Jun 2015 15:10:56 +0000#1246766Taking over Banquets in a Hotelhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86406/taking-over-banquets-in-a-hotel "Hey everyone,   I've been a Sous Chef now for three years, mainly focusing on the..."threadMon, 29 Jun 2015 19:35:50 +0000NovaScotiaChefMon, 29 Jun 2015 19:35:50 +0000#1246501I'm in a career crossroadhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86395/im-in-a-career-crossroad "Hi I'm in a career crossroad right now. I'm 28 years old hearing impaired with an..."threadMon, 29 Jun 2015 00:55:39 +0000toshibaaaMon, 29 Jun 2015 00:55:39 +0000#1246340Pop up Restaurant advice pleasehttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86390/pop-up-restaurant-advice-please "Short and simple, I'm tired of cooking other people's food. I'm ready to cook food I..."threadSun, 28 Jun 2015 23:44:33 +0000ChefTorres87Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:44:33 +0000#1246319Spice company seeking Irish chefs/cookshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86351/spice-company-seeking-irish-chefs-cooks "Penzey's, a family owned spice company from Wisconsin, sent out an email asking for..."threadWed, 24 Jun 2015 07:47:52 +0000greyeaglemWed, 24 Jun 2015 07:47:52 +0000#1245278CAKE DECORATORhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86343/cake-decorator "            BUSY LOCAL BAKERY                  DALLAS, TEXAS   PROFESSIONAL..."threadTue, 23 Jun 2015 14:07:59 +0000paniniTue, 23 Jun 2015 14:07:59 +0000#1244986Reheating medium rare meatshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86314/reheating-medium-rare-meats "So I smoked tri tips for tomorrow, planning on serving it in 1/8"-1/4" slices with a..."threadSat, 20 Jun 2015 06:44:11 +0000Taylor FrostSat, 20 Jun 2015 06:44:11 +0000#1244260Gas or Electric Oven? Convection or Deck for Cookies?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86302/gas-or-electric-oven-convection-or-deck-for-cookies "Hey Everyone!   What would you recommend as a good commercial oven mainly for cookies..."threadFri, 19 Jun 2015 02:07:14 +0000CRietaFri, 19 Jun 2015 02:07:14 +0000#1244006Has anyone ever worked in a care home? http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86299/has-anyone-ever-worked-in-a-care-home "Hi Has anyone ever worked in a care home? I have done a few shifts through a..."threadFri, 19 Jun 2015 00:03:21 +0000ChrisBristolFri, 19 Jun 2015 00:03:21 +0000#1243975dried fish ideashttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86292/dried-fish-ideas "A few months ago I caught about 15 pounds of fish that I didn't wind up using..."threadThu, 18 Jun 2015 16:43:51 +0000kingfarvitoThu, 18 Jun 2015 16:43:51 +0000#1243863New hireshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86291/new-hires "Recently we have hired 3 new line cooks. 2 former sous chefs and 1 new to the industry...."threadThu, 18 Jun 2015 15:43:33 +0000rwking198Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:43:33 +0000#1243853Fun new game in the restaurant (for me)http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86278/fun-new-game-in-the-restaurant-for-me "I've discovered a fun new game. It's called "My (position) just quit, so cover her..."threadWed, 17 Jun 2015 12:09:12 +0000CSchleyWed, 17 Jun 2015 12:09:12 +0000#1243539To give or not to givehttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86262/to-give-or-not-to-give "So I've had this cook who for the last 9 months of working for me has gone from..."threadTue, 16 Jun 2015 01:40:18 +0000frostythespiderTue, 16 Jun 2015 01:40:18 +0000#1243142employee boundarieshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86253/employee-boundaries "   Im a new cook, 22 years old, only been cooking for about 4 months. I work at a..."threadMon, 15 Jun 2015 16:45:50 +0000freddy12712Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:45:50 +0000#1243052Heating foods at Farmers Markethttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86239/heating-foods-at-farmers-market "Hi all, started attending farmers' markets with my goods - frozen prepared meals. I..."threadSun, 14 Jun 2015 21:24:34 +0000clettsSun, 14 Jun 2015 21:24:34 +0000#1242638Addicted to the line http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86234/addicted-to-the-line "so , been around for a while now... even have my own place.. but I took a second job at..."threadSun, 14 Jun 2015 13:39:53 +0000akatSun, 14 Jun 2015 13:39:53 +0000#1242551thoughts on working with event coordinators & professionalism.http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86232/thoughts-on-working-with-event-coordinators-professionalism "Hello all,   I have a small bakery, am very much not a catering company, and have..."threadSun, 14 Jun 2015 06:27:53 +0000Alisha NicoleSun, 14 Jun 2015 06:27:53 +0000#1242386What is your definition of "local food"http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86231/what-is-your-definition-of-local-food "what is your opinion on what local food is? is it within 100 miles of you? 2-3 hours?..."threadSat, 13 Jun 2015 23:57:06 +0000jefflSat, 13 Jun 2015 23:57:06 +0000#1242344Nut Allergies...how to best deal with them?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86230/nut-allergies-how-to-best-deal-with-them "The issue seems to be coming up more frequently, and I've taken a hard line stance that..."threadSat, 13 Jun 2015 23:08:50 +0000CapeCodChefSat, 13 Jun 2015 23:08:50 +0000#1242338I have a question about a party I'm planning.http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86217/i-have-a-question-about-a-party-im-planning "I'm planning a party this month for 70 guests, 5.5 hrs long. I'm not preparing food for..."threadFri, 12 Jun 2015 14:22:24 +0000Chesty ChefFri, 12 Jun 2015 14:22:24 +0000#1241752Looking for Sources for Used Restaurant Equipment in NYChttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86214/looking-for-sources-for-used-restaurant-equipment-in-nyc "I'm helping a friend with a business proposal for a restaurant in Brooklyn. Any..."threadFri, 12 Jun 2015 07:56:32 +0000GregFri, 12 Jun 2015 07:56:32 +0000#1241695Rack Ovenshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86210/rack-ovens "Hi Chefs, I am looking for a Double Rack Oven for my new kitchen. I have been using a..."threadThu, 11 Jun 2015 17:16:03 +0000ChefPSThu, 11 Jun 2015 17:16:03 +0000#1241532Polycarbonate Pastry Tips.http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86209/polycarbonate-pastry-tips "The last few months I have seen more and more of these popping up for sale. Maybe they..."threadThu, 11 Jun 2015 15:41:24 +0000DuehThu, 11 Jun 2015 15:41:24 +0000#1241489How do you get hard white and runny yoke?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86206/how-do-you-get-hard-white-and-runny-yoke "One thing I find really interesting is that boiling the perfect egg is actually quite..."threadWed, 10 Jun 2015 23:41:40 +0000ChrisBristolWed, 10 Jun 2015 23:41:40 +0000#1241369Refined Ice Cream Methodshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86199/refined-ice-cream-methods "I enjoyed a tasting menu that featured the most delicious quenelle of cherry ice cream..."threadWed, 10 Jun 2015 05:40:45 +0000linecook854Wed, 10 Jun 2015 05:40:45 +0000#1241134talking to the new generation http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86192/talking-to-the-new-generation "... I`m finding it really hard to give instruction to allot of my younger cooks and..."threadTue, 09 Jun 2015 14:24:47 +0000akatTue, 09 Jun 2015 14:24:47 +0000#1240885Best way to keep baked potatoes for servicehttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86188/best-way-to-keep-baked-potatoes-for-service "I have tried several different ways to keep baked potatos for service, warming drawer,..."threadTue, 09 Jun 2015 07:13:50 +0000RoccoTue, 09 Jun 2015 07:13:50 +0000#1240774Need advice from experienced chefshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86187/need-advice-from-experienced-chefs "Im a new cook and want to show more initiative in the kitchen but im not sure where to..."threadTue, 09 Jun 2015 05:47:27 +0000freddy12712Tue, 09 Jun 2015 05:47:27 +0000#1240768Retreathttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86180/retreat "Hi chefs, I am planning on taking my culinary team leaders out to a farm (veg ..."threadMon, 08 Jun 2015 20:12:36 +0000ChefPSMon, 08 Jun 2015 20:12:36 +0000#1240603Win a Jende Custom Leather Knife Rollhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86175/win-a-jende-custom-leather-knife-roll "Did you attend culinary school? Then take a little time and enter the  ​ for a chance..."threadMon, 08 Jun 2015 12:59:35 +0000NickoMon, 08 Jun 2015 12:59:35 +0000#1240492just starting outhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86171/just-starting-out "After taking a 8 year semi hiatus from cooking to raise my babies, I have been catering..."threadSun, 07 Jun 2015 22:59:15 +0000VphilSun, 07 Jun 2015 22:59:15 +0000#1240136Do you peel your carrots ?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86170/do-you-peel-your-carrots "My daughter seen me peeling carrots an told my that I was waisting my time I Know..."threadSun, 07 Jun 2015 22:05:18 +0000berndySun, 07 Jun 2015 22:05:18 +0000#1240132Walk-in refrigerator outside, problems in winter?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86163/walk-in-refrigerator-outside-problems-in-winter "Do walk-in refrigerators work properly if installed outside (outside the kitchen door,..."threadSun, 07 Jun 2015 08:39:49 +0000createasaurusSun, 07 Jun 2015 08:39:49 +0000#1239949Thinking of doing tacos al pastor...what do you do with leftovers?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86159/thinking-of-doing-tacos-al-pastor-what-do-you-do-with-leftovers "I am thinking of doing authentic tacos al pastor and wondered how the leftovers are..."threadSun, 07 Jun 2015 02:29:43 +0000daveugeniusSun, 07 Jun 2015 02:29:43 +0000#1239881Confithttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86149/confit "Con - Fit (of/with - fat/the fat of) great now that we got that out of the way lets..."threadSat, 06 Jun 2015 17:50:43 +0000BrutuzrawkSat, 06 Jun 2015 17:50:43 +0000#1239761working owners...http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86146/working-owners "I was wondering whats the best way to pay yourself if you bought a busines. salary,..."threadSat, 06 Jun 2015 14:53:08 +0000whiskytangoSat, 06 Jun 2015 14:53:08 +0000#1239738Source for small mason jarshttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86145/source-for-small-mason-jars "Hello -   We are looking to do some layered desserts in our bakery.  Does anyone know..."threadSat, 06 Jun 2015 14:20:38 +0000sweetchefnySat, 06 Jun 2015 14:20:38 +0000#1239730Test Kitchen? http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86140/test-kitchen "Hello, I'm a young cook about to graduate culinary school. I'm still finding my place..."threadFri, 05 Jun 2015 19:20:59 +0000theculinarykidFri, 05 Jun 2015 19:20:59 +0000#1239533ACF Certificationhttp://www.cheftalk.com/t/86134/acf-certification "Anyone here ACF certified and at what level? I am interested in getting my foot in the..."threadFri, 05 Jun 2015 01:46:11 +0000linecook854Fri, 05 Jun 2015 01:46:11 +0000#1239353Anyone work for michelin stars?http://www.cheftalk.com/t/86132/anyone-work-for-michelin-stars "I posted asking for advice on NYC a little while back. I've been invited to trial at 2..."threadThu, 04 Jun 2015 21:33:01 +0000kingfarvitoThu, 04 Jun 2015 21:33:01 +0000#1239312