Team Building Retreats: An In-Depth Look at the Benefits

When considering which of our activities are among the most fulfilling at the Culinary Vegetable Institute, our team building events are among the cream of the crop. Each retreat is unique, tailored to a particular company, with the goal being to energize the team and...

Creative Culinary Masterpieces: Ingenious Uses of the Humble Potato

If they’d attended the Vegetable Showcase Series potato dinner at the Culinary Vegetable Institute Friday night, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head would have feared for their lives. Every course on Executive Chef Jamie Simpson’s six-course menu featured ingenious, imaginative,...

Plant to Plate Series: Carrot Puree – Using the Tops, Too!

Using the entire vegetable, from root to tip, is a guiding principle at The Chef’s Garden and at the Culinary Vegetable Institute, where Executive Chef Jamie Simpson religiously maintains a rigid no food waste methodology in his kitchen. As part of that endeavor, he...

Recipe: Pierogi Pinwheels

Makes: approximately 15, 3 oz pierogis prep time: 1 hour. Dough: 1 lb. of potatoes, baked soft 1/4 c vegetable oil 1 egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup water Process: Press the baked potatoes through a ricer or pass through a wire tamis skin on. You...

Seeing Through a New Lens

Everyone knows carrots are good for your eyes. But did you know carrots can actually open your eyes to a new way of seeing? A new perspective? A whole vision where there were once blind spots? Carrots take center stage during teambuilding workshops at The Culinary...

Culinary Trends for 2018: Intriguing Cuisines from Around the Globe

When it comes to culinary trends for 2018, “nearly every tea-leaf reader agrees: Vegetables and ‘plant-based’ foods (aka meat substitutes) will continue to be hot-hot-hot. From there, it’s pretty much anything goes.” So says Telegram.com, but that doesn’t stop...

Culinary Trends and Expert Predictions for 2018

The National Restaurant Association surveyed nearly 700 professional chefs to determine what’s likely to trend in 2018 and, from that survey, listed 109 different trends – along with the percentage of chefs who agree the trend is hot. Here, we highlight a dozen of...

Partnering for Innovation

Enjoy a peak into The Culinary Vegetable Institute and The Chef’s Garden through the eyes of our partners at Julabo during their visit to Roots Innovate 2017....