Think about your favorite cooking shows.   Go ahead.   I’ll wait.   Every chef, celebrity or otherwise—from Julia Child to Bobby Flay, from Escoffier to Morimoto—practices or practiced the art of mise en place. The French term quite simply means “to put in place” or “everything in its place.” That, however, is where the…

Of the many ingredients that make up a successful kitchen, camaraderie and trust amongst coworkers is paramount.   Think about it…the working conditions in a kitchen are dangerous and chaotic under normal circumstances. How many other vocations can you burn and/or cut yourself on the regular? Working in a kitchen involves repeated interaction with sharp…

The University of Tennessee Culinary & Catering Program has again been recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) as a quality program. The non-credit certificate program, offered through UT Conferences & Non-Credit Programs, is a 12-week intensive series of classes designed to teach students about the foundations of culinary arts. Read: What Will…

Join us for our new intense four-session 21st Century Chef course and gain the skills to electrify, thrill, and inspire your dinner guests. Certified executive chef Greg J. Eisele will show you how to use the latest cooking techniques. You’ll get a hands-on learning approach on how to operate a sous vide circulator, gravity siphon…

If you’re not sure what you want to be when you “grow up,” you’re not alone. An estimated 20 to 50 percent of students enter college with an undeclared major, and 75 percent of declared students change their major at least once before graduation. Don’t be afraid to explore different careers before committing to one….

As one might expect, the biggest concern most students have after graduation is finding a job. While we can’t guarantee employment after graduation (because that all depends on you!), we can say that almost 100% of our graduates do secure a job in the culinary field of their choice before our 12-week program ends. If…

If you’ve ever made the joke, “I paid $50,000 for a 10¢ piece of paper,” you may be a college graduate. While we can all chuckle at this statement made in jest, unfortunately, too many seasoned professionals believe it to be true after realizing the degree they’ve invested so much time, effort, and resources earning…

If you’re interested in obtaining your culinary arts and/or culinary business management certification, but are not interested in participating in a lengthy program with specific general education requirements for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, there are other options available. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville offers a culinary program that packs 400 hours of culinary training…

There’s a lot to think about when deciding which culinary school is right for you. The program you choose will not only shape your career as a chef, but your entire culinary future as well. When weighing your options, it’s important to consider the quality of education you’ll be receiving from the program you hope…

Preparation is the best way to succeed at anything in life. When it comes to cooking, adequate preparation is key to serving delicious dishes… and winning catering competitions! The University of Tennessee Catering & Culinary Program prepares students for a successful career in food service, business management, and entrepreneurship through a series of hands-on learning…