Chef’s Pantry: Sun-Dried Tomatoes

There’s a lengthy process that a tomato must go through to achieve the condensed size and flavor intensity that sun-dried tomatoes are known for…

Chef’s Pantry: Pork Belly

Cube it, plank it or slab it; regardless of your final shape pork belly will render big rich flavors to elevate your creations.

Chef’s Pantry: Shallots

In this post you’ll find two delicious approaches for an upscale onion. Pickled shallots are an easy way to give your menu an adventurous look and roasted shallots are a great way to add rich robust quick-fire flavors.

Brown Bread… A New England Classic

Canned brown bread, also known as Boston bread, is a long lasting shelf stable bread that’s well worth every twist of the can opener required to access it.

Chef’s Pantry: Wicked Clean

Maine based Wicked Strong cleaner and degreaser makes the work of a dreaded end-of-night cleaning a little easier, safer and environmentally friendly… green.

Chef’s Spice Rack: Sumac

Sumac is a shrub that grows in subtopic and temperate climates, which produces clusters of red/burgundy colored fruit.

Chef’s Pantry: Hi Honey!

Honey starts as flower nectar collected by bees, which gets broken down into simple sugars that are stored inside the honeycomb before collection…

Chef’s Spice Rack: Za’atar

Also know as “zaatar” and “zahtar” this Middle Eastern herb mix is comprised of a mixture of dry basil, thyme, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds…

Chef’s Pantry: Maine Sea Salt

For naturally enhanced flavors, add Maine Sea Salt Co. products to your repertoire. Their Maine-made sea salts are unrefined, dried by the sun and hand harvested…

Chef’s Pantry: Pork Puffs

Airy, Crunchy, puffy morsels of porkliciousness. Even if pork chicharróns are’t on a trending foods list somewhere, I suggest placing them on yours!

Chef’s Pantry: Cheese Curds

A cheese curd is essentially the cheese solids that remains after being separated, or cut, from the whey in the cheese making process. Cheese curds as we know them are a young un-aged, unformed cheese…

Chef’s Pantry: Pickled Onions

Refine your red onions. This easy method will add both flavor & visual stimulation to your garnish station; without adding significant cost to your dish.

Chef’s Pantry: Spaghetti Squash

When cooked, the flesh of this unique squash can be forked away from the shell in strands similar in appearance to spaghetti. Spaghetti squash is an amazingly diverse eat that will without a doubt invoke your own creative twists.

Chef’s Pantry: Roasted Garlic

Although raw garlic is absolutely delicious it sometimes has a mild metallic flavor and may be to overpowering for some recipes. Roasted garlic on the other hand becomes far more subtle during the roasting process…

Chef’s Pantry: Deli Containers for Containing & Organizing

One of the biggest hurdles in any busy culinary operation is keeping organized when space is limited. Trust me, I’ve struggled with this issues my entire career and the 32 oz deli container is the only item that has made my constant efforts; effortless…

Chef’s Pantry: Impossible Burger

Impossible Foods has created a vegetable based substitution for beef; and it works. This product has a the look of beef, texture of beef, subtle flavors of beef and much to my surprise has a mild beef aroma when cooking…

Chef’s Pantry: Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile is the form fitting food handlers glove that will make you feel like the culinary superhero you are. Nitrile gloves are made out of a synthetic rubber, and are an ideal alternative when latex allergies are a concern…

Chef’s Pantry: Frips

This freezer to fryer style sliced potato quickly becomes a house fried product once dipped in your fryer. Toss your house fried chips with whatever flavor profile is fitting for your establishment. The possibilities are endless so have fun with it!

gnocchi pasta

Chef’s Pantry: Gnocchi

If you’ve made gnocchi before you know it can be a messy, tedious and a somewhat daunting process. In the wrong hands improperly made gnocchi can become inconsistent, gluey or tough. Joseph’s Gourmet Pasta has made gnocchi fun and approachable to all culinary levels with their premium potato gnocchi.

Chef’s Pantry: Naan

Naan is a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of Middle East, Central Asia, and Indian. Over the years this has become one of my personal favorite staples in the bread world.