Tag: pastry

Dessert Coatings for Fall

One thing about cooler temperatures is certain, additional layering is necessary. This applies to the delicacies in your display case and catering menu. Think about it, when something always looks the same, the visual can become boring and essentially unappealing. So it’s important to catch (and keep) the attention of your customers for the sake… Read more »

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All Things Chocolate: Bean to Dessert with Chef Michael Laiskonis

In his ninth year lecturing at the PreGel 5-Star Pastry Series®, Chef Michael Laiskonis, creative director at the Institute of Culinary Education, New York City, fascinated attendees with his extensive knowledge of chocolate. He showcased mono portions and verrines as well as a variety of bonbons and confections that incorporated the chocolate produced in class.… Read more »

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Business Tips for Mother’s Day

There are three ways to spell it: Mother’s, Mothers’, or Mothers Day. Which do you prefer?     Currently, there’s an ongoing debate about the validity of each spelling, and, to me, they all make sense: When an apostrophe is used before the s, that makes the day possessive to one singular mother. When the… Read more »

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Boutique Style Petit Gateaux with Chef Amaury Guichon

In his return to the PreGel America 5-Star Pastry Series®, Chef Amaury Guichon, international pastry instructor, wowed chefs from all over the world with his out-of-the-box techniques and imaginative style. He demonstrated an array of boutique style petit gateaux, each inspired by day to day items such as mushrooms, coconuts, and much more.   The… Read more »

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Dessert Trends of 2019

We ended 2018 highlighting the flavor trends that were set to take over dessert and drink menus in 2019. And though we’re only two months into the New Year, more trends keep showing up! From frozen dessert to beverages to pastry, below is a collection of the newest round of trending innovation and ingredients that… Read more »

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Brownie Brittle? Yes, Please!

It’s February and National Chocolate Lovers Month; so for this occasion, I felt inclined to reflect on my lifetime love for chocolate…brownies in particular.   I don’t quite recall how old I was when I first experienced the splendor that is chocolate, but brownies…oh yeah, I remember the day. So many questions ran through my… Read more »

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