On Friday, March 3, students in the UT Culinary & Catering Program hosted the “Family-Style Luncheon”—the first of a three-part luncheon series called “Laurel’s Echo”—at the UT Conference Center in downtown Knoxville. The Conference Center is housed in the former Rich’s department store that once featured the Laurel Tea Room on the top floor. Students…

The only thing better than really good food is really good food served fast. Here are six kitchen hacks that will cut your ticket times in half while keeping your dishes top notch.

If you want to open a catering business, it’s important to consider which catering niche you want to build your brand around. Your business should reflect your passion, so the food you serve should be the food you love to cook. Take a look at the four most common niches of professional catering and then choose a style that complements both your skills and your personality!

The answers to these three questions will help you decide which culinary program is right for you and from there, you’ll be able to narrow down your options and choose the one that meets your needs.

Although some might believe cooking is cooking, feeding 200 people at a wedding reception is much different than feeding the next customer who walks into your restaurant. While both jobs require some of the same skills, they also require many different ones.

It’s not every day you have time to cook at your leisure. When life is busy, sometimes it’s nice to have a few simple tricks up your sleeve to make dinner taste just a little bit better. Here are 10 easy ways to save time, improve food flavor, and minimize stress in the kitchen.

Since 2013, the UT Culinary & Catering Program has graduated many students who are now working in the foodservice industry benefiting from the skills and knowledge they learned during their intensive training in the culinary arts and catering and restaurant management.

With student debt being the highest it’s ever been, it’s no surprise that one of the biggest concerns of admitting students is how much culinary school will cost. In order to make a good culinary education a reality for our students, we have several different financing and payment options available. If you’re hesitant to take out a loan, knowing your earning potential after you graduate might help assuage your concern.

So, you think you want to run your own catering events? Well, you’re in for a treat! And a lot of work.

Managing a catering business is a rewarding experience for many reasons, one of them being that you play a significant role in the lives of people during their most memorable moments.

Let’s talk about what it really takes to manage a full-scale catering event, in the style of Chef Greg Eisele and the UT Culinary & Catering Program.

Catering events is a difficult job with little room for error–which is why it can often be so lucrative! Overcoming these five obstacles can make a huge difference in how many repeat clients a catering business gets. 1. Exercising Leadership Building a strong team that will get through difficult catering events and client engagements is not…