Staging in Graham Elliot’s Michelin Starred Kitchen

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days working with the kitchen team at Graham Elliot in Chicago. Many of you may know Chef Graham Elliot as one of the judges on MasterChef. Chef was kind enough to invite me into his restaurant in Chicago to work and learn from his crew. It was a great experience, and a true pleasure.

#MasterChef Recap: Moms & Noms

Tonight’s episode of MasterChef… Starts with the most sensible of team challenges. Tracy’s blue team and Giuseppe’s red team need to prepare a three course lunch for each of the judge’s moms. The teams are given an hour to prepare three servings of each course.

Tracy’s carrot soup looks beautiful, I would have picked it… If I were cooking, I might have used the caramelized carrot soup from Modernist Cuisine, but Tracy’s soup definitely looked better than the salad in my opinion. (The moms picked the salad).

#MasterChef Recap Lobsters and Truffles

WOW! How can you NOT talk about Monday night’s episode of MasterChef?! Talk about BOLD moves… The night starts off with a Mystery box… actually two mystery boxes. The traditional small one on each of the contestant’s station and a GIANT mystery box in front of the judges. In the words of Derrick Prince, the box in front of the judges is “coffin sized”.