Chef Shuffle

Orange County and Surrounding Chefs

Who is that Chef and where is he now? If you want to add your favorite just comment below and we'll add your faves to our Chef Shuffle. Chef David Fune has been appointed as an Executive Chef of Balboa Bay Club, the legendary waterfront club. Both Chef Fune and Balboa Bay Club is excited for this change due to Chef Fune's creativity and passion in producing … [Read more...]


Send your Prayers and your Donations!

On Monday, July 6th, 2015 industry friends Andrew and Julia Sullens were in a horrific car accident. The couple had a few drinks after a long shift at work. They went to the Huddle in Costa Mesa, CA. Being responsible, they called an Uber to pick them up. When their car arrived the pair got into the back seat. As the Uber driver exited the parking lot just … [Read more...]


Hot Off the Press!

You will be receiving our May/June issue at any moment now. This issue covers all things great about wood in restaurant design as well as adding flavor to food and drinks. Discover the beauty of the wood pattern, color and texture and what that adds to the dining experience. We have also gathered wood ideas that other restaurants have used for you to get … [Read more...]


Winning Wood

wood-oak-grill--terrance

WOOD NEEDS TO BE USED WISELY TO CONVEY A PARTICULAR AESTHETIC. It should be used to help develop the restaurants brand; whether casual, sophisticated, modern, rustic, organic, or trendy. Wood has a very strong philological impact on guests. Overall it is more expensive than plastic laminates when installed and, occasionally, it can be comparable to stone in … [Read more...]


Hot Off the Press!

You will be receiving our May/June issue at any moment now. This issue covers all things great about wood in restaurant design as well as adding flavor to food and drinks. Discover the beauty of the wood pattern, color and texture and what that adds to the dining experience. We have also gathered wood ideas that other restaurants have used for you to get … [Read more...]



The Chef Behind Lost Car

carlos-garcia

Chef Carlos Garcia has traded in his kitchen tools to launch his own chef apparel company, Lost Car. At 19 years old, Garcia was hired as a server at Olive Garden in Whittierand unintentionally started his culinary career. Newly married and expectinghis first child, Garcia transitioned into working in the kitchen to financiallysupport his new wife through … [Read more...]


Local Chef Style

weyler

Many kitchens stay true to tradition while others allow the kitchen crew to express their creativity through their apparel choices. During the early 2000's trends started to emerge from the local kitchens that included dress coats of luxurious fabrics and styles. We started to see more crazy pants and more color choices in coat piping, cuff style, sleeve … [Read more...]


Hot Off the Press March April 2015

Great Taste Magazine 2015 March April Issue

Our March/April 2015 issue is on the press! Watch your mail box, it will be there next week. Inside the issue we are highlighting style in the kitchen and we'll introduce you to some that have it. Discoverthe cheese and produce of the month, also due to the craft beer boom we give you tips on pouring it into appropriate glassware. Get to know new talent Chef … [Read more...]



Firkfest: The OC Cask Beer Fest

Diaz Firkfest

By Jante Ziarra Southern California brewers came together last Saturday, March 21, to celebrate craft beer by creating special casks for the second annual FirkFest. The Farmer's Park in the Anaheim Packing District took the setting for the sold out cask beer festival brewed up by Greg Nagel of the OC Beer Blog. Over 30 SoCal breweries got a chance … [Read more...]



Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Eggs

Hens on Vital Farms's pastures

By JanteZiarra Remember the time when commercials boasted the incredible edible egg? Buying eggs seemed much simpler then. Now a visit to grocery store has you choosing from white eggs, brown eggs, organic, cage-free, free-range and pasture-raised. Are they all incredible? If you've purchased cage-free and free-range eggs, you've probably … [Read more...]