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J&G Foods


Situation: USDA Meat processor of commodity meat products and private label custom value added retail packaged meat “RTC”. Have been faced with several development projects that involved new technology, ingredients and the assembly of formula, HACCP and new product development strategies. Chef Services was retained to work with production and Q&A to launch their innovation [...]

J&G Foods2017-08-14T08:39:08+00:00

Fresh City


Situation: Things have changed at Fresh City since Chef Services Group was retained to assist with their menu overhaul. Our goal was to work with the operations team and assist with new menu product development across all parts of the menu which included, sandwiches, rice bowls and burritos, stir fry, smoothies and salads. Their Need: [...]

Fresh City2017-05-08T17:47:29+00:00

6th Annual ACF Culinary Conference and Competition


Conference: Chefs Services Walter Zuromski Joins Skidmore College as they host their 6th Annual ACF Culinary Conference and Competition. This three-day event included educational and networking opportunities for culinary professionals. I am always delighted to be part of such a world class culinary event and have the opportunity and honor to be part of their [...]

6th Annual ACF Culinary Conference and Competition2017-04-19T18:13:03+00:00

Chef Services – New Years Chef Table


We turned the corner earlier this year and it was busy right from the start. As always we bring the New Year in our way with a great meal, friends and family. We enjoyed Moulard Duck Breast purchased from D'artagnan which is a large hybrid duck, with a plump breast, making it a favorite of [...]

Chef Services – New Years Chef Table2017-04-19T17:45:46+00:00

Spoon & Cellar


Situation: Cincinnati Ohio: Rolling Hills Hospitality Group was in need of menu development, design and concept creation services from CSG. We were engaged to begin the project the Spring of 2015 and we opened the restaurant in December 2016. The goal was to create a contemporary Gastro Lounge/ Retro Bistro with familiar classic flavors and [...]

Spoon & Cellar2017-06-13T18:09:07+00:00

The Perfect Fathers Day Steak


I have worked with La Frieda Meats over the past 6 years on and off over the course of some of the restaurant projects. Our first project was with BUCU Burger in Paramus, NJ where we opened a gourmet burger and cup cake restaurant. The restaurant was successful and we promoted the Pat La Frieda [...]

The Perfect Fathers Day Steak2017-05-01T13:30:01+00:00

All Day Breakfast Restaurants Are Here To Stay


Last October, when McDonald's made its decision to serve breakfast all day, it did so to the thunderous applause of its loyal patrons who -- for years -- had been pleading with the godfather of all fast food restaurants to make breakfast items like their famous Egg McMuffins available around the clock. This bold move appears to have [...]

All Day Breakfast Restaurants Are Here To Stay2017-01-03T14:35:49+00:00

Top Food Trends Forecast for 2016


A new year always represents the opportunity to re-invent, re-invigorate, and recharge the look and feel of your menu. In 2015, we saw a rise in farm-to-table ingredients, the emergence of upscale communal meals, and an explosion of "elevated" comfort foods. Looking forward, the new food climate is going to incorporate a new focus on [...]

Top Food Trends Forecast for 20162017-01-03T14:38:24+00:00

Medicine as Food


Culinary Medicine: Culinary medicine may be a new term, but the ideas behind it are not. In the past we have heard, "You are what you eat," or, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." A few doctors in the United States are beginning to embrace the benefits of training not only in medicine, but also [...]

Medicine as Food2017-01-03T14:38:52+00:00

New Year’s Eve Dinner 2015


This New Years wasn’t any different than our previous we like to celebrate our successes and bring our friends together with a great dinner. This year we featured a few new signature items like our Black Forest Duck Ham and the classic Beef Wellington was just perfect. Check out the full menu and some great [...]

New Year’s Eve Dinner 20152018-02-15T13:15:00+00:00