Easily the Best Kitchen Tool

When you are cooking or baking, a scale will give you the confidence of a professional chef through accurate and consistent ingredient measurements. Measuring ingredients by volume using cups and tablespoons can be inconsistent. You can easily over-pack a cup of flour by 25% when you scoop flour directly out of the bag, which is…

Family Meals Done Well

The philosophy at Uchi is spot on in regards to family meal. Photo credit: Michael Browning

Family Meal?

What is family meal anyway? A family meal or staff meal is a group meal that a restaurant serves its staff outside of peak business hours. Dishes are generally quick to make, filling, and above all, delicious! Typically the meal is served to the entire staff at once, with all staff being treated like “Family” 🙂 I remember days when I would get to work early…

Full Circle

Wow. I set up this page nearly eight years ago and this is my first post…yikes. I think at the time, the intent was to journalize my experiences moving to New York City and pursuing a career in haute cuisine, but I feel that has changed. Turns out chasing Michelin stars is pretty hard work! Well…