Sometimes one of the most frustrating parts of being in culinary school is knowing what you want to do after graduation but having to wait and learn the skills you need to get there. Well, take a deep breath and keep reading. While culinary school is a means of learning how to cook and run…

On Wednesday, May 10th, Chef Greg and Carol Costello from the UT Culinary & Catering Program demonstrated several delicious new Sous Vide recipes during an Instant Pot Facebook Live Event and we’re sharing those recipes with you!   Garlic and Pepper Marinated Flank Steak Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound flank steak ¼ cup soy sauce…

UT Culinary & Catering graduate Tara Garland recently shared her experience with our 12-week culinary certification program. 1. What was the most challenging part of the UT Culinary & Catering Program? How did you get through it? Balancing the UT Culinary & Catering Program while continuing my studies as a full-time student meant long days…

We’ve found that students who are aware of what the UT Culinary & Catering Program entails before enrolling get the most out of their experience and perform better overall. So, before making that final commitment, here are three things you should know: 1. How Much Time Should I Expect to Invest in the Program? At…

Students from the UT Culinary & Catering Program cooked up a mouth-watering feast on April 5 to show appreciation for supporters of Second Harvest Food Bank and first responders in Blount County. Hosted at Second Harvest headquarters in Maryville, this event served as a part of the students’ final exam before their graduation on April…

The University of Tennessee Conference Center is housed in the former Rich’s department store that once featured the Laurel Tea Room on the top floor. Students in the Culinary & Catering Program now serve guests in the former tea room and were inspired by their historic surroundings to create a luncheon series that would honor…

Long Island, New York native Tara Garland moved to Knoxville to study mathematics at the University of Tennessee. It was there she found her passion, and that passion was cooking. Tara tells her story: “When I first started the Culinary & Catering Program, I was studying math at UT and was looking for something to…

The world is your oyster, so to speak, when choosing a culinary school. There are so many options, and what you learn can vary from program to program. Traditional vs. Non-Traditional A traditional culinary school will teach the fundamentals, including food safety and sanitation, proper cooking techniques, best foodservice practices, and kitchen and dining management….

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.