Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Items

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Items

We know the stress of the holidays can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to preparing all those delicious Thanksgiving dishes. To help, we’ve prepared a handy list of items that you can easily make ahead of time! Thanksgiving dishes to make ahead: • Mashed potatoes or any other mashed/pureed veggie • Pumpkin Pie • Cheese cake • Cookies • Tart shells • Any casserole under the sun (always better the next day and easier to slice) • Appetizers and dips • Roasted…

We’re Moving to a Great New Location in Buckhead!

We’re Moving to a Great New Location in Buckhead!

Thanks to your amazing support of Yes, Chef! Culinary Events, we’re moving to an awesome new location! We love being in the company of friends, and we’ll be sharing the space with the pasta production facility for Storico Fresco which services their restaurant on Peachtree as well as other restaurants and farmers markets! Conveniently located in the heart of Buckhead just minutes from Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, we’ll be all settled in come mid-September, so make sure you stop by and check…

Chopped at the Beach

Chopped at the Beach

My favorite cooking show on The Food Network is Chopped. I love the creativity, intensity, pressure and talent. Although the show mostly features professionals, it think it is a good representation of the average American who looks in the pantry and fridge trying to figure out what the heck to make for dinner. My Chopped Challenge seems to occur when we are on vacation. Depending on our location, we will have limited access to ingredients, a market which is not easily accessible, or…

Yes, Chef! Culinary Events Cooking School… a little bit of food magic

Yes, Chef! Culinary Events Cooking School… a little bit of food magic

As Seen In: DivaFoodies.com By Toby Bloomberg [framed_image align=”left”][/framed_image]When Culinary Local offered the opportunity to attend a Valentine’s Day cooking class, as part of its Ambassador Program, I was the first to raise my hand.     Hal’s Kitchen is a cooking school in Brookhaven a city that borders north of Atlanta. That’s not quite right. Hal’s Kitchen also offers corporate team building classes. That’s still not quite right. What’s missing in my description is — it’s Cyndi’s warmth, caring and enthusiasm that…

Relive the Valentine’s Love – What Makes the Yes, Chef! Culinary Events Special

Relive the Valentine’s Love – What Makes the Yes, Chef! Culinary Events Special

Not many people in the restaurant or food service industry say they love Valentine’s Day. It is one of the most challenging times of the year. However, I LOVE Valentine’s Day. Not for the flowers, cards, gifts or candy. In fact, we always challenge ourselves to create a better experience at Yes, Chef! Culinary Events than the previous year. It is taxing on the staff, as we push our selves to make sure our customers leave with fantastic memories, and deliciously full bellies.…

Celebrity Chefs & Community Outreach Programs

Celebrity Chefs & Community Outreach Programs

If you hear “Celebrity Chef”, who immediately comes to mind? I’ll wait while you try it… For me, it’s Emeril Lagasse for a few reasons. He is the most indelible image from television of my youth. Who can forget “Bam”?! He may no longer be a daily fixture, but it’s only because he is dedicated more time to his Emeril Lagasse Foundation which provides youth of New Orleans with culinary training and edible classrooms. After meeting him at the Foundation’s gala, I’m even…

Thank You, Yes, Chef! Team!

Thank You, Yes, Chef! Team!

Yes, Chef! is empty without our incredible family of staff: a huge amount of love and gratitude to Juan Carlos, Romina, Adan, Rachel, Ronald, Andrea, Andrew, and Ingrith. Thank you so much for your hard work and help this year! We’re so grateful to have you as a part of our team!

Cooking With Primo: Grilled Turkey Seminar (Nov. 5)

Cooking With Primo: Grilled Turkey Seminar (Nov. 5)

Please join our friends at SR Appliance for a unique cooking demonstration! Primo Grills and Smokers will be here to show us how to cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner on the Primo grill. Come eat and enter to win great door prizes! Thursday November 5th, 2015 – 5:00 PM SR Appliance Depot Showroom 2710 Apple Valley Road Brookhaven, GA 30319 CONTACT STACIE TO RESERVE A SEAT: 404-425-9605 First 20 people to reserve their seat receive free admission, $15 per person at the door.

An Afternoon with Pnina in Israel

An Afternoon with Pnina in Israel

It always amazes me that everything is connected. On a recent tour of the Mid East, we were fortunate enough to have a guide who took to heart that we wanted to go off the beaten path. This led us to several incredible experiences, and a memorable afternoon with Pnina. Pnina is part of the Druse community in Israel. She has been a widow for many years, and is mother to three grown children. Like other women of her age and culture, her…