Welcome to The Culinary Pro!

A website for professional chefs, students, and food enthusiasts devoted to exploring the culinary arts. Check out topics on culinary careers, culinary science, food preparation on our culinary techniques pages, or travel the world with our global flavors guide.

Check Out the Latest Foods Trends

Check Out the Latest Foods Trends

Featured Technique

Hollandaise and Beurre Blanc fall into a category of emulsion sauces
that use unique techniques

Essential Summer Ingredients

It’s Farmers Market Time and the Fruits and Vegetables are Getting Ripe for Cooking

Here’s Five Ingredients That Can Liven Up Your Spring Menu

Here’s Five Ingredients That Can Liven Up Your Spring Menu

Plate Presentation Techniques -   When creating your plate presentation, consider these guidelines

Plate Presentation Techniques - When creating your plate presentation, consider these guidelines

All About Flavors and Seasoning    Flavor is created through balanced combinations of complementary foods, seasonings, and cooking techniques. The perception of these flavors comes together through all of the senses when we eat, but particularly through taste, aroma, and food textures.

All About Flavors and Seasoning

Flavor is created through balanced combinations of complementary foods, seasonings, and cooking techniques. The perception of these flavors comes together through all of the senses when we eat, but particularly through taste, aroma, and food textures.

Whether it’s called   meatless meat  ,   cultured meat  , or   cellular agriculture  , the quest is on for providing clean, guilt-free meats for consumers.

Whether it’s called meatless meat, cultured meat, or cellular agriculture, the quest is on for providing clean, guilt-free meats for consumers.

Global Flavors     World cuisines are defined by traditional ingredients, seasonings, and cooking practices that evolved within a particular geographic area. Ethnic cuisines, a term often used to distinguish this style of cooking from more familiar foods, is a cultural experience that is difficult to recreate when removed from the nuances of the land, ingredients, and people that comprise its heart and soul. But given insight and understanding of the unique characteristics that make up a cuisine, we can recreate authentic tasting food that comes close to its spirit.

Global Flavors

World cuisines are defined by traditional ingredients, seasonings, and cooking practices that evolved within a particular geographic area. Ethnic cuisines, a term often used to distinguish this style of cooking from more familiar foods, is a cultural experience that is difficult to recreate when removed from the nuances of the land, ingredients, and people that comprise its heart and soul. But given insight and understanding of the unique characteristics that make up a cuisine, we can recreate authentic tasting food that comes close to its spirit.

Cutlery Selection

Cutlery Selection

Mise en Place & Knife Skills

Mise en Place & Knife Skills

Japanese Cutlery

Japanese Cutlery

About Meat & Poultry

About Meat & Poultry

Cold Sauces

Cold Sauces

Salads

Salads

About Sauces

About Sauces

Vegetables, Grains & Legumes

Vegetables, Grains & Legumes


Pasta

Pasta

Meat & Poultry Fabrication

Meat & Poultry Fabrication

About Fish & Shellfish

About Fish & Shellfish

Meat & Poultry Cooking

Meat & Poultry Cooking

Sous Vide Prep Steps

Sous Vide Prep Steps

Sauteing Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Sauteing Meat, Poultry & Seafood

Grilling & Broiling

Grilling & Broiling

Braising & Stewing

Braising & Stewing

Fish & Shellfish Fabrication

Fish & Shellfish Fabrication

Fish & Shellfish Cooking Methods

Fish & Shellfish Cooking Methods

Small Bites & Plates

Small Bites & Plates

Charcuterie

Charcuterie

Go Authentic by Cooking with these Fats & Oils

Go Authentic by Cooking with these Fats & Oils

Remembering Leah Chase
In a divided time, Leah Chase's food brought people together. The New Orleans chef died Saturday. Michelle Miller met the "Queen of Creole" cuisine 25 years ago, and has a look back at her life and legacy.

Lessons from the Pros -   Chef Thi Cao   has a few lessons to share about working in a professional kitchen

Lessons from the Pros - Chef Thi Cao has a few lessons to share about working in a professional kitchen

About Chocolate -   Chocolate and cocoa powder are derived from the beans of cacao tree pods native to Central America but cultivated today in tropical climates throughout the globe. Learn more about how cacao is tuned into chocolate here.

About Chocolate - Chocolate and cocoa powder are derived from the beans of cacao tree pods native to Central America but cultivated today in tropical climates throughout the globe. Learn more about how cacao is tuned into chocolate here.

The Art of the Tart… and Other Pastries

The Art of the Tart… and Other Pastries

Tales from Italy: Secrets of the True Ligurian Pesto     Pesto   comes from the Italian verb   “pestare”   which means to pound or to beat. The pesto we know and love is the Ligurian version used to make pasta al pesto.

Tales from Italy:
Secrets of the True Ligurian Pesto

Pesto comes from the Italian verb “pestare” which means to pound or to beat. The pesto we know and love is the Ligurian version used to make pasta al pesto.

CBD Oil - yes, it's derived from hemp, but no, it won't get you high! It's legal in many states, and some studies have suggested it can relieve certain kinds of pain and anxiety. Nutritionist Teresa Hansen is giving us ways to work it into healthy recipes.

Americans don’t eat much lamb, but they should because it is a great tasting red meat option. While imported lamb is readily available, some of the best lamb can be found by local farmers throughout the United States.

Cutlery Sharpening

Cutlery Sharpening

Can You Handle the Heat?  What does it take to be successful in the culinary field? Just because you like to cook doesn’t mean you have what it takes to be a professional chef. There are countless intangibles to becoming a successful cook or chef, but passion, enthusiasm, and a desire to succeed will overcome many shortcomings. Before spending money on culinary school read this first.

Can You Handle the Heat?

What does it take to be successful in the culinary field? Just because you like to cook doesn’t mean you have what it takes to be a professional chef. There are countless intangibles to becoming a successful cook or chef, but passion, enthusiasm, and a desire to succeed will overcome many shortcomings. Before spending money on culinary school read this first.

Kitchen Organization

Kitchen Organization

Egg Cookery

Egg Cookery

Stocks

Stocks

Principles of Sauce Making

Principles of Sauce Making

Classic French Sauces

Classic French Sauces

Emulsion Sauces

Emulsion Sauces

Pan Sauces

Pan Sauces

Soups

Soups

Cooking Vegetables

Cooking Vegetables

Dumplings

Dumplings

All About Rice

All About Rice

All About Grains

All About Grains

Cooking Grains

Cooking Grains

Dried Legumes

Dried Legumes

Brines

Brines

Food Preservation Methods including Pickling, Curing, Brining and Smoking

Food Preservation Methods including Pickling, Curing, Brining and Smoking

Infused Oil

Infused Oil

Fruits

Fruits

Ingredients for your Spring Menu

Ingredients for your Spring Menu