As their final project for the Advanced Pastry class, students working in teams were charged with designing, baking, icing, and building at least a three tier wedding cake. They had to utilize fondant icing, and their choice of flowers or other natural decorations. Chef Sandy had each team choose their own design and colors and with […]
BY DENISE SHAVANDY Participating at the Taste of Abilene each year, TSTC Culinary Institute enjoys presenting a unique culinary treat. This year we played with some modernist techniques to help folks see food differently! The modernist food movement is a different approach to food that tries to create food that is thought provoking by changing […]
This is one of my favorite classes to eat uh, teach I mean! I have a passion for fresh seafood, enjoy the simplicity of Japanese cuisine, and love the way sushi allows the distinctive characteristics of each item to shine. We will discuss sushi rice, tradition, and the surprising origins of sushi. You will learn […]
BY DENISE SHAVANDY The Class of 2013 has been in the kitchen for several weeks now, learning basic cooking skills. They have grilled, broiled, roasted, fried, poached, and simmered, just to name a few! The have cooked sauces, soups, beef, chicken, pork, seafood, vegetables, potatoes, grains, and pastas. A whole day was dedicated to the […]
Congratulations to Robert Powell for winning a National Scholarship from the international non-profit Network of Executive Women in Hospitality! Check out the news article in the Abilene Reporter News.