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PostHeaderIcon To Be or Not to Be A Chef or a Cook? What’s the difference?

The distinction of Chef vs. Cook probably got its real start back in the Middle Ages, when guilds of chefs were formed in France, each with different focuses. Eventually, these roles evolved into a proper way to set up a commercial kitchen in France, and many professional kitchens employ at least some of these roles today. You have the Executive Chef, who does menu planning, purchasing, quality control, and a lot of the business work. Saucier makes the sauces, Pastry Chef makes the breads and desserts, and so on all of these derived from the various guilds from France in the Middle Ages.  A chef is someone who is, or at one point was, paid to make food. If you’ve never cooked food as a career, it’s going to be difficult to convince people who really care about the difference to call you a chef.
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PostHeaderIcon Celebrity Chef Challenge in Sacramento April 29th

Sacramento is quickly becoming a hot spot in the Culinary World. New and unique eateries have opened their doors across the Capital City and culinary arts programs are filled to the brim with students eager to try their hand at running a professional kitchen.  With the right climate for fine wine and a collection of stellar breweries, the Sacramento region has seen a gastronomic explosion on a grand scale.  And, what better way to celebrate this culinary surge than with a little friendly competition?

On Friday, April 29th, the Celebrity Chef Challenge will separate the chefs from the cooks as six of our region’s finest compete for culinary glory. Challengers will have 45 minutes to turn five secret ingredients into three power-packed dishes in front of a live audience. “We wanted to bring the excitement of “Iron Chef” cooking to Sacramento,” said Diana DeRodeff, Executive Director of InAlliance, the non-profit organization that hosts the event.

The event will be held at the California Automobile Museum (formerly the towe), which houses nearly 72,000 square feet of automotive excellence.  For the $50 advance ticket price, guests will get to tour the museum, watch the challenge and the cake competition, and sample from over 100 restaurant, wineries and breweries.

The 2011 Celebrity Chef Challengers include: Evan Elsberry of Evan’s Kitchen, Jim Turknett of the Vizcaya Pavilion, Keith Erickson of Colusa Casino Resort, Mark Liberman of Black Sheep Butchery, Ramiro Alarcon of Tequila Museo Mayahuel and Richard Pannell of Table 260.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online by visiting www.chefevent.com or by calling 916-381-1300 x 170

A big part of the Celebrity Chef Challenge is our fantastic Food, Beer and Wine Show. Over 100 restaurants, wineries, breweries and specialty shops host vendor booths where they meet our guests and offer samples of their scrumptious specialties!   See you all there!

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This was my fourth food tour in as many cities and this one is the best so far. We did the origins tour of midtown. My husband and I took our two teenage sons who have been on two other food tours and they agreed that this one was excellent. Leslie was fabulous! She was on time, very organized, warm and engaging and knew her history of the area. Each of the restaurants we stopped at were ready for us and served more than just a "tasting". I was grateful for all the walking in between spots! We tried restaurants we hadn't been to and will now definitely go back and eat at again. The infused tequila at the end of the tour at Centro's was A-Mazing! I look forward to trying their two other midtown/downtown tours in the near future!
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