Creating a standout restaurant concept is not just a question of taste. Chadi Chidiac, managing partner of Protocol Hospitality Management and Consultancy, discusses the design fundamentals to consider before taking the plunge.
There seems to be no end to the talent of pastry chef Antonio Bachour. Not only is he a published author, with no fewer than six books under his belt, he was also voted the Best Pastry Chef in the World (2018) by The Best Chef Award (Milan) and Pastry Chef of the Year (2019) by Esquire magazine. Here, the Puerto Rico native explains how he was hooked on pastry from a young age thanks to a childhood spent in his family’s bakery and what it takes to excel in the kitchen.
Always taking things up a notch, Valrhona invited two titans of the culinary scene, Pierre Hermé and Frédéric Bau, to a week of fine pastry, innovation and expertise in Dubai. In the presence of international Cercle V chefs from Morocco, Tunisia, Qatar, Oman, KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE, Frédéric Bau and Pierre Hermé showcased a new way to thinking pastry around Bau’s latest book, titled “Reasoned Gourmandise,” which explores the fundamentals of a healthy and harmonious pastry that respects the flavors and textures of the great classics. In a joint interview, Frédéric Bau and Pierre Hermé tell us about their exciting collaboration and Valrhona’s role in it all.
Le Cordon Bleu is the leading global network of culinary arts and hospitality management institutes. Offering a range of widely recognized training programs in the fields of gastronomy, wine, hospitality and tourism, this 125-year-old institution is leading the way in industry-related education. Here, Dr. Thomas Kyritsis, the school’s program director of culinary industry management (BBA) and culinary innovation management (MSc), discusses culinary trends.