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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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2020 Constitution Day Hot Dog/Corn Dog Cook Off

2020 Constitution Day Hot Dog/Corn Dog Cook Off

The Culinary School of Fort Worth celebrated September 17th’s Constitution Day with a hot dog/corn dog cookoff competition. Five students showed off their cooking skills on Facebook Live while competing for a grand prize of two cookbooks and the coveted hot dog...

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An Excellent Kitchen is… Sharp

An Excellent Kitchen is… Sharp

Written by CSFTW Chef Mark Hitri. Photo by James Creange A sharp knife is a safe knife… a dull knife is a dangerous knife. It has been said that if you have six hours to chop down a tree, spend the first four sharpening your ax. The knife is one of the primary tools...

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An Excellent Kitchen is…Hard

An Excellent Kitchen is…Hard

Written by CSFTW Chef Mark Hitri. Photo by James Creange. Do what you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Whoever said that never loved cooking. Because cooking is not just work; it’s hard work.  Long hours, cramped kitchens, weekends, and...

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Excellence is…reality

Excellence is…reality

Written by Chef Mark Hitri. Photo by James Creange. As seen on TV…or is it? Cooking shows have been a blessing and a curse for our industry. I can remember when you could only cook steaks and baked potatoes in this town (maybe an exaggeration but only slightly). When...

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