Category: Business

Catering At Home Estimated To Be An Untapped $53 Billion Industry

A restaurant research and consulting firm has just released a study in which an overlooked $53.3 billion market opportunity for catering at-home social occasions has come to light. That is almost double the size of the business-to-business off-premise catering market that marketers had previously thought was the dominant part of catering. According to food researcher…
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Street Fare: Secrets to Steal from New York’s Festivals

Food festivals are the essence of American summers, with trucks, street vendors, and private chefs dishing up everything from classic street fare to elegant tapas. But in New York, the grandest festival arrives mid October, just as scarlet and crimson leaves line the sidewalks and the air turns cooler. New York City’s Food and Wine…
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Cooking and Teaching : Personal Chefs share their Passion

America’s Test Kitchen aired on PBS sixteen years ago and is still widely watched, with over two million viewers tuning in for weekly episodes. According to a feature published in NPR, the TV show’s “mission” is to “make recipes that work”. The concept behind the show is relatively as straightforward: creating some of the most…
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Top Five NYC Personal Chefs and Their Gourmet Art

New York City is America’s mecca for the rich and wealthy. It is the center for everything luxurious and extravagant, from millionaires owning private yachts to billion-dollar brownstone apartments. NYC is also the hub of great culinary experiences, with the urban jungle being home to countless top chefs and numerous world class restaurants – and…
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Occupational Hazards – How to Reduce your Risk

When it comes to comes the dangerous professions, the image of police officers, firefighters, and construction workers usually come to mind. And while all of these occupations do carry hazards, one of the most dangerous professions is rarely mentioned: Being a chef. Sanjay Shewakramani, a physician at Georgetown University Hospital, reports that one out of…
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The Business of Cooking: Turning Passion into a Living

Ask any chef why he or she decided to go into the profession: chances are, it has little to do with the pay or hours. Most chefs are chefs, quite simply, because they love what they do. Consider Bobby Flay, celebrity chef known by most as a many-time host of a slew of Food Network…
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