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April 12, 2024

6 Culinary Trends that are Changing the Industry

Knowledge of the latest culinary trends will make you a precious person in any restaurant. Explore the new culinary trends that are being perfected in the our kitchen at Los Angeles Hospitality Education Center. The students will learn the basics of cooking and change their techniques to embrace the most recent trends. Incorporating and adopting the best culinary trends as part of your culinary portfolio can make you stand out from the crowd in the employed market and earn a reputation for innovativeness. Discover some of the top culinary trends you learn in your chef training course.

Climate Keep Cookery & Lentils

One of the leading trends in 2024 is green cooking. The demand for plant-based food is growing, and lentils are one of the most special. Lentils are carbon-negative and packed with nutrients. Meatless sloppy joes and sweet potato lentil chili are good examples of using lentils in your cooking.

Preparation Example:

  1. Attempt to cook a tasty lentil soup.
  2. Begin sauteing the vegetables: onions, carrots, and celery with the olive oil.
  3. Add the rinsed lentils and vegetable broth to the pot and let it cook till the lentils become soft.

That doesn't mean you cannot use salt, pepper, or whatever herbs you are fond of and have them as your favorite vegan meals.

Kitchen Tools and Accessories: A huge sharp knife for cutting vegetables, a pot to cook them, and a spoon to serve them.

Spicing and "Swicy" Honey

Spicy food is becoming more popular, especially for younger diners. Swicy food, an interplay of sweetness and spiciness, is an upcoming trend. Honey in such cuisine are hot honey sauce and honey-roasted carrots.

Preparation Example: Make hot glazed honey by mixing honey, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, and lime. Brush it on grilled chicken or roasted vegetables to give them a sugary and spicy punch.

Kitchen Tools and Accessories: A whisk to blend the ingredients, a basting brush to spread the glaze, and a small saucepan to heat the mixture.

Culinary Combinations & Jackfruit Ready for the Barbecue

Creative mixtures of flavors are disrupting the supply chain. Try dishes such as "burger quesadilla" and "carbonara ramen." Barbecuing remains popular, with jackfruit providing a flexible, plant-based substitute for pulled pork.

Preparation Example: Prepare BBQ jackfruit sliders by cooking shredded jackfruit in barbecue sauce until it becomes tender and tasty. Enjoy mini slider buns with coleslaw for a vegan and delicious variation on a traditional dish.

Kitchen Tools and Accessories: A knife sharp enough to slice the fruit, a chopping board, and a frying pan to cook the fruit in sauce.

Bite-Sized Baking with Plant-Based Bakers

Bites-size desserts are in demand, and many visitors overindulge. Plant-based baking is also growing, and ingredients such as bananas, chia seeds, and almonds are replacing the traditional ones.

Preparation Example:

  1. Create small vegan chocolate chip cookies using a plant-based recipe.
  2. Combine flour, coconut oil, almond milk, sugar, and vegan chocolate chips.
  3. Shape the dough into small balls and bake until golden brown for a comfortless delight.

Kitchen Tools and Accessories: Bowls, cups, and spoons to measure, cookie sheets, and rack to cool.

Foods that Enhance the Healthspan & Unveiling a Plant-Based Restaurant & Creamy Cashews

Restaurants catering to health-conscious diners are offering whole grain options. The rise of plant-based diners is attributed to meals made with healthy, creamy cashews.

Preparation Example: Make a creamy cashew Alfredo sauce by blending soaked cashews, garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and vegetable broth until smooth. Wrap over boiled pasta for a healthful and luxurious result.

Kitchen Tools and Accessories: A cashew blender is used to blend the cashews, a saucepan is used to heat the sauce, and a pasta pot is used to cook the pasta.

Instagram-Worthy Ube

This year, more wannabe chefs came onto the platform and experimented with attractive dishes using ube as Instagram cuisine grew in popularity. Ube is a purple yam, a culturally exceptional crop for the people of the Philippines. It is sweet-tasting and good when combined with vanilla, but it can be used in creamy or salty recipes. This underground sweet potato is gaining fame by comparing purple yam against the kitchen with great taste, visual attraction, and thought of healthiness. Ube is not just a vibrant color but is also filled with antioxidants. Give ube cuisine a shot with some ube pancakes, a batch of ube perogies, or an ube pie.

Preparation Example: To create Instagram-worthy ube pancakes, add mashed ube to your pancake batter. Accompany it with coconut cream and some toasted coconut flakes to create an attractive breakfast.

Kitchen Tools and Accessories: Blender for ube puree, pancake griddle, and pancake flipper.

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The objective of the Culinary Arts program is to provide market-driven

 competency-based education delivered by faculty with appropriate credentials and industry experience. This program prepares graduates for entry-level culinary employment with opportunities for advancement in the food service industry.

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