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The Culinary School of Fort Worth has a passion for promoting the local food and beverage scene in Fort Worth. This podcast and blog site was created by the school as an avenue to showcase the many great restaurateurs and business minds in the area while also providing a learning tool for future chefs. We thank you for joining us on this journey into the minds of the people who make Fort Worth great.

What is a Chef?

What is a Chef?

On this week's episode, Chefs Maddie Sharp and Edward Gutierrez from The Culinary School of Fort Worth join the podcast to answer the question "what is a chef?" and to have a discussion about all of the different roles in the kitchen.

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Ginger Blazek of Zenzero

Ginger Blazek of Zenzero

On this week's episode, Ginger Blazek (Zenzero) joined the podcast to talk about deciding to change careers and shift her focus to the culinary industry. She talked about how her restaurant is a reflection of her home life, her love for pastry from a young age, her...

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Making Memories

Making Memories

Written by Sarah Hamilton. Photos by Sarah Hamilton. “In the childhood memories of every good cook, there’s a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot, and a mom.” —Barbara Costikyan, New York Magazine. Food is intricately tied to memory. Certain smells can...

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CSFTW Chef Maddie Sharp Takes Gold in Kansas City

CSFTW Chef Maddie Sharp Takes Gold in Kansas City

Written by James Creange. Photos by James Creange. Getting the chance to witness someone performing at the peak of their craft is a special moment that sticks with you for the rest of your life. If you were in the building for Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, you’ll...

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Bake!

On Your Marks, Get Set, Bake!

Written by Sarah Hamilton. Photos by CSFTW, Joshua Bousel, and Vicky Wasik. We’ve started baking this week and I couldn’t be more thrilled. As a self proclaimed sugar addict, baking has always just made me happy. I feel like baking is my love language. If someone...

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“She’s a Fish Killer”

“She’s a Fish Killer”

Written by Sarah Hamilton. Photos by James Creange and courtest of J. Kenji López. So you know the chef on the little mermaid who turns into an absolute madman trying to get the lovable crab onto his menu? I have found him to be strangely relatable this week as we...

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Chicken Fab

Chicken Fab

Written by Sarah Hamilton. Photos courtesy of Amanda Murphy, J. Kenji Lopez, and Maangchi. No, unfortunately the fab doesn’t stand for fabulous. It is chicken fabrication this week and let’s just say I was not excited. On Sunday night, I had a nightmare about...

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The Incredible, Barely Edible Egg

The Incredible, Barely Edible Egg

Written by Sarah Hamilton. Photos by James Creange and courtesy of Elise Bauer. “I think I better try that again,” I say as I scrape the pan of eggs directly into the trash. I’m pretty sure that is the fifth egg I have said that to today. And no, I suppose I don’t...

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A Watched Pot Never Boils

A Watched Pot Never Boils

Written by Sarah Hamilton. Photos by James Creange. A watched pot never boils, or so my grandma always said. And yet I watch. Intently, wooden spoon in hand, eagerly waiting for just the right moment to lift the lid and discover whether or not my third batch of rice...

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The Dock Gives a Scholarship to a CSFTW Student

The Dock Gives a Scholarship to a CSFTW Student

Brett Curtis, owner of The Dock, gave a scholarship to CSFTW student Christian Aparicio. Article and photos by James Creange. Brett Curtis, owner of The Dock food truck and restaurant, got his education at culinary school and wanted to give back to the next generation...

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