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World-renowned Italian chef Massimo Bottura at an event hosted by Drexel’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management and the Philly Chef Conference.

Chef Massimo Bottura’s Message Not Wasted on Drexel Community at Lecture

The world-renowned Italian chef shared his passion for eliminating food waste and feeding the hungry through nonprofit.
Sorbet served during the Academic Bistro's lunch during fall term.

Drexel’s Best Dining Deal Is Back

The Academic Bistro’s three-course, $12 meal has returned to campus for the winter term.

Philly Chef Conference 2018

Drexel’s 2018 Philly Chef Conference Tackles Sexism, Wellness and Business Development
 

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Philly Chef Conference will once again convene the regional and national food community to discuss the latest food and beverage industry issues and trends with demonstrations on current professional techniques. Experts from coast-to-coast will talk trends in food styling and beverage programs, as well as sexism in the kitchen and wellness for chefs. The conference hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management will take place Sunday through Monday, March 11–12, 2018. 

photo credit, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Will People Eat Relish Made from ‘Waste’ Ingredients? Drexel Study Finds They May Even Prefer It
 

A new Drexel University study found strong potential for consumer acceptance of a new category of foods created from discarded ingredients.

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Training the Next Generation of Chefs and Culinary Professionals to Reduce Food Waste

When the James Beard Foundation (JBF), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, sought out culinary instructors and professors to help design and implement a curriculum to inspire a new generation of chefs and culinary professionals to substantially reduce food waste, Drexel’s Center for Food & Hospitality stepped up to the plate.

A dish from the Food Lab's food-waste training.

Drexel University Food Lab Gathers Chefs to Fight Food Waste

In collaboration with the James Beard Foundation, Drexel’s Food Lab brought together some of the best food minds in the city for a day of training to minimize waste, including a series of student-created dishes incorporating the theme.
Chef Brian Lofink serves up an Asian-inspired menu at a recent cooking workshop.

Building Community Over Cauliflower at Dornsife’s Cooking Workshops

Chef Brian Lofink, of Sidecar Bar & Grille, offers weekly lessons in cooking healthy food. Free and open to the Drexel community and neighborhood residents, the program fits right in with the Dornsife Center’s mission.
Chef Michael Solomonov, Photo credit:Rachel Wisniewski

Drexel’s 2017 Philly Chef Conference Turns Lens to National Restaurant Industry Stage

The role of a chef is always expanding. National food issues and trends are transforming how America eats and drinks. On March 5 – 6, the 2017 Philly Chef Conference will bring together the big names and rising stars in the Philadelphia-area restaurant scene for a food-focused, academic- and career-minded series of discussions—from developing and retaining talent in the kitchen to restaurant analytics and the current state of food law—in hopes of preparing chefs to face these ever-evolving set of challenges. 
Saint Lucifer Jalapeno Spice

Drexel’s Food Lab Gets Spicy with New Collaboration

 

St. Lucifer Foods Co. LLC. headed by two Philadelphia-based culinary entrepreneurs, created their company’s first spice blend with a broad goal to make anything it seasoned, taste better. Creators Ted Ebert and Tom Hewell aimed to portray ‘The Glory of Hot’ – and their masterful blend of garlic, salt, vinegar and fiery habanero peppers, achieved just that. But, as a single spice blend, getting adequate space on the grocery shelves became a problem. To build out their spice family, they turned to students in The Drexel Food Lab and Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management to turn up the imagination, testing and creation process of their second spice blend.

A green bean casserole made with fried onions and sprinkled cheese. Photo courtesy Flickr user Phil King.

The Drexel History Behind a Beloved Thanksgiving Side Dish

The green bean casserole is a staple on Thanksgiving tables across the country, thanks to an enterprising Drexel alumna.
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Study Shows Mismatched Cuisine Could Make Your Meal More Enjoyable

Ordering an Italian main course? According to a Drexel University food science researcher, if you want to be certain you’ll enjoy your meal, you should probably get the spring rolls to start.

People enjoying a meal at the EAT Cafe.

Welcoming Everyone to the Table: Philadelphia’s First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant To Open

In Philadelphia, Drexel University, the Vetri Community Partnership, Giant Food Stores and other community partners are teaming to open the city’s first pay-what-you-can restaurant.