Blog 2015

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top 5 Favorite Events of 2015

In 2015, we had a number of amazing events, dinners and culinary workshops.  We opened our kitchen to groups for team building, innovative chefs who passed on their knowledge and skills to those eager to learn, and to award-winning chefs who shared their passion and inspiration with each of you who joined us. 

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While it’s impossible to pick a favorite, click here to read about 5 of Executive Chef Jamie Simpson's most beloved experiences in 2015 at The Culinary Vegetable Institute.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Twelve Days of Christmas

This year we paid homage to Christmas unlike any other with a twelve course menu playfully created on the plate as only CVI Chef Jamie Simpson can imagine.

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View more images of the Twelve Days of Christmas event.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Making Spirits Bright

The evening included tastes of 5 contemporary cocktails each with a small bite designed as a pairing. Along with Chef's Garden crudité, cheeses and our own charcuterie offered as a hors d'oeuvre display. View images from Making Spirits Bright

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Friday, December 4, 2015

National Cookie Day - Enjoy, You're only human.

Enjoying National Cookie Day with Lucky Peach, Peter Meehan's AK Cookies.  Get the recipe now! 

National Cookie Day 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

A November to be Thankful For


We had a lot happening in November.  Check out images from these events!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thankful for Wine

What better way to celebrate than with wine? Find out about styles of wine that would pair splendidly with turkey and all the trimmings.  Read now!

Thankful for Wine 

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Spirit of The Chef's Garden | Recipe:  Burgundy Sweet Potatoes

Simply named the Burgundy Sweet Potato.  One of the favorites at The Chef's Garden dinner.  Get the recipe now.

Burgundy Sweet Potato

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Favorite Flavors of the Season with Executive Chef Jamie Simpson

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Executive Chef Jamie Simpson talks about his favorite holiday flavors.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Recipe: Kale. Sweet Potato. Crispy Chicken.

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This is not another salad recipe or another smoothie or chip; it is a recipe that considers whole kale butchery- stems and leaves, prepared in a variety of cooking methods. Get the recipe now!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Recipe: Bee's Wax Icecream

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A homage to the amazing #honeybee.  Want the recipe?  Click here! 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Inspirational conversation complimented by delicious and innovative food. #RootsAction2015 couldn't have happened without our culinarian friends and family that lent us a hand.  Thank you!

RootsAction2015 Dinner Prep

Visit our Facebook page to view all of the images from the event.

See you next year September 19th-20th, 2016!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Chef Jamie Simpson on Fox 8: Honey Comb Cheese Pastry

Did you know that fresh honeycomb is a great ingredient to use in recipes? Jamie Simpson, a chef with The Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan shared a breakfast pastry recipe that uses honeycomb while Chef Matt Del Regno from Levy Restaurants showed Fox 8’s Stefani Schaefer how chefs get the sweet treat. | View video

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Breakfast: Cottage Cheese Pastries and Honey Comb

For this breakfast we’ve taken the traditional pastry laminated dough and added cottage cheese, fruit and honey to make a breakfast suited for all seasons! | Recipe

Cottage Cheese Pastry Sour Cherries and Honey Comb Chef Jamie Simpson 07202015 CVI Blog with recipe

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CVI: A unique environment in which to learn

“I was fascinated by how much talent and drive there was in the kitchen,“ Courtney beams, “and the attention to detail." | Read More  

Courtney George

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fermenting Natural Sodas from Fruit Juice

Our interns have been experimenting with fermenting natural sodas from fruit juice! | Read More.

fermenting natural sodas

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