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Aramark Dietitian Dishes on Why She Chooses The Blend

We are excited to have Christa Jacobs, a registered dietitian nutritionist for Aramark, share her thoughts on The Blend, including the nutritional benefits and her advice for blending mushrooms with meat. What are some of the nutritional benefits of mushrooms? Christa Jacobs: Mushrooms, while low in carbs and fat, are high in many essential nutrients. […]

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Q&A: Chef Danny Lledo, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro 

The Blended Burger Project™ has headed into its last month and we have invited Chef Danny Lledo, Slate Wine Bar + Bistro to tell us a little about himself and what inspired his Blended Burger. Where did you start your career? Food runs in my family, so my career really started when I was young, […]

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6 Steps to Making Blended Burgers for National Grilling Month

Get out the grill: it’s time to make blended burgers for National Grilling Month There’s no better time to get outside and grill up your favorite blended burger than July, National Grilling Month! From bison to turkey, grilled blended burgers offer a variety of delicious flavor combinations. Whether your grilling for yourself, your family or […]

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Q&A: Buffalo is Rising Above and Beyond the Call of Duty | Part 2

Christa and her team at Nickel City Chef, have been working effortlessly to promote these great Buffalo restaurants and chefs. Why did you want to participate in the Blended Burger Project™ “The Blended Burger Project™ presents participating chefs with the challenge of blending mushrooms into a ground meat product, but the result can produce a […]

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Q&A: Buffalo is Rising Above and Beyond the Call of Duty | Part 1

Nickel City Chef, owned by Christa Glennie Seychew, a passionate Buffalonian and advocate for independent restaurants and family farms, has asked thirteen of the Buffalo’s most talented chefs to create their take on a blended burger as part of the Blended Burger Project™! To further promote these independent restaurants, Nickel City Chef is also running […]

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Q&A: Chef Clark Barlowe, Heirloom Restaurant

Where did you start your career? I began my culinary career in my hometown of Lenoir, N.C., where my family, which can be traced back seven generations, was a constant source of inspiration for traditional Southern cooking techniques and ingredients. While attending culinary school in Charlotte, I worked for legendary Charlotte restaurateur Frank Scibelli at […]

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Q&A: Chef Amy LaBelle, The Bistro at LaBelle

Where did you start your career? I’ve been cooking for as long as I can remember as a young child, with my family. I thoroughly enjoy entertaining and when I embarked on my career as Owner and Winemaker, at LaBelle Winery (The Bistro at LaBelle), cooking with wine and pairing food with wine became a […]

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Blended Burgers Now Being Served in a Restaurant Near You

This summer, it’s up to you to vote for the best blended burger of them all in the 2017 Blended Burger Project. Trust us, it’s going to a delicious time. The Mushroom Council and James Beard Foundation are challenging diners nationwide to make “The Blend” a trend this summer by taking part in the third […]

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Q&A: Chef Luis Escorcia, Altabira City Tavern

Chef Luis Escorcia, Chef de Cuisine, is a native San Franciscan. He graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2002 and has recently taken the reins at Altabira City Tavern, as chef de cuisine. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Chef Luis headed home to San Francisco, where he spent several years working in the […]

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Q&A: Chef Gabriel Capo, F&B Atlanta

With an impressive and nuanced understanding of French and Mediterranean cuisine, Chef Gabriel Capo shines at this French bistro with an artist’s aesthetic and celebrity style. What inspires you as a chef? What inspire me to be a chef…the culture, the amazing variety of products, techniques and traditions in the world. One of my passions […]

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