<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=130915974292676&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Chefs for Chefs: Our Service To You

Posted by Bruce Banner on Apr 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Chefs 460px

From left to right, Chef Frederic Larre, Chef Sylvain Leroy, Chef Eric Bertoia, and Chef Calogero Romano 

 

Have you ever heard of "writers block" or needed some inspiration?  It happens to all of us, and in the food industry it happens to chefs as well.

 

Unlike most vendors, Paris Gourmet offers a solution to that problem.  A team of chef technicians that service our customers nationwide to answer any technical questions about our products, recipes, consulting, and our favorite... demo day!

 

malverne demo

Chef Calogero Romano and staff at Malverne Pastry Shop

 

"Demo day" is a unique service that Paris Gourmet's chef technicians provide.  Depending on your location, the chef technician schedules a date to spend a day in your kitchen to show you and/ or train your staff on how to produce pastries.

Paris Gourmet provides ingredients and recipes for the demo and prior to the day, the chef technician usually discusses and goes over details of what the customer is looking for.

It is a day filled with lots of cooking, photo taking, and the best part... tasting of all the pastries that were produced for that day!

To book a demo and for more information, please contact your sales representative.

 

 

Meet our Chefs:

Chef Sylvain Leroy

Instagram @bertoiaeric

Instagram @flarre16

Instagram @charliepastrynewyork

 

 

Topics: Cuisine-Tech, gelato, ice cream, Ravifruit, Techniques, praline, Hero Jams, Frozen pastries, Bon Patissier, Cacao Noel, decorations, Events, MODA tart shells, New Products, Pastry Trends, Amifruit, gelatech, viennoiserie, croissant, trends, chef, whites, macaron, bread, Butter, artisan gelato, cake, eric bertoia, cocoa powder, Calogero Romano, dark chocolate bark, chocolate bark, Noel Chocolate, freeze dried raspberries, nutley farms, pastry techniques, venoiserie techniques, venoiserie skills, dough, glucose syrup, Beurremont butter, Pastry Skills, croissant dough, consulting, frederic larre, sylvain leroy

You Say Tomato 🍅, I Say Tomato 🍅

Posted by Bruce Banner on Apr 7, 2021 9:30:00 AM

markus-spiske-ks_nwPcGdl8-unsplash

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

 

Last week, Paris Gourmet had a webinar on tomatoes.  Not just any type of tomatoes, but peeled plum tomatoes from Italy!

In cased you missed it, we got you covered!  See below for the video featuring Val Italia tomatoes and feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

Topics: Videos, chef, youtube, Italian Restaurant, food, tomato, plum tomato, Val Italia, plum tomato in a can from Italy, Italian tomato

It's Like BUTTAH!  Beurremont Butter for Croissants with Chef Eric Bertoia

Posted by Bruce Banner on Mar 10, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Chef Eric and Croissant

Last week, Chef Eric Bertoia shows you the tips and tricks to make a beautiful tasty croissant!  

The video features the main component, which is the Beurremont sheeted butter and it DOES make a difference!

Check out our video listed below for a little taste!

For the full video check it out here!

IMG_3976

 

Topics: Techniques, viennoiserie, croissant, youtube, bread, Butter, eric bertoia, food, pastry techniques, venoiserie techniques, venoiserie skills, dough, dough sheeter, Beurremont butter, Pastry Skills, croissant dough

In Case You Missed It.... Ingredients for CBD Edibles!

Posted by Bruce Banner on Mar 8, 2021 9:30:00 AM

 

Last month Paris Gourmet did a live virtual discussion of ingredients for CBD edibles.  

Paris Gourmet's Colin Deschamps, John Duffy, and chef instructor Calogero Romano educated us on ingredients like glucose syrup, purees, and many more ingredients to help diversify your edible creations.

For more information, check out our video and feel free to leave a comment below.

 

 

Topics: Cuisine-Tech, Videos, Ravifruit, Oils, Pastry Trends, Amifruit, gelatech, trends, youtube, chocolate, Butter, marshmallow, food, Noel Chocolate, nutley farms, ingredients for edibles, gummies, cannabis, edibles, CBD, CBD edibles, glucose syrup

***New Video Alert: Chocolate Bark***

Posted by Bruce Banner on Jan 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Someone once said "Flowers mean I'm sorry and chocolates mean I love you".  With that being said and Valentine's Day coming up, what better way to show "I love you" with some chocolate!

 

But lets be honest, picking up a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day and any occasion is a very typical fashion.  Its time to get creative and by creative, we mean chocolate bark!  

Best known for consuming during the winter as peppermint bark.  The varieties of making chocolate bark are endless and very eye catching!

 

For more tips, tricks, and inspiration check out the video below featuring our very own chef technician Calogero Romano.

 

 

Topics: Videos, Techniques, nuts, Cacao Noel, decorations, Pastry Trends, education, Amifruit, trends, youtube, chocolate, celebration, marshmallow, Calogero Romano, dark chocolate bark, candied fruit, chocolate bark, Noel Chocolate, freeze dried raspberries, freeze dried strawberries, nutley farms, valentines day

👩‍🍳Chef Whites In The White House👨‍🍳

Posted by Bruce Banner on Jan 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM

White House Chefs

Photo Credit: USA Today

In honor of this years Inauguration Day (January 20th), we dedicate todays blog to weird rules that the staff of The White House Chefs have to follow and former White House Presidents favorite foods.

 

The White House Gingerbread House with former First Lady, Laura Bush

Photo Credit : WhiteHouse.Arichives.Gov

To find out about former POTUS favorite recipes such as Theodore and Edith Roosevelts spiced cake, John F. Kennedy's New England fish chowder, and Abraham Lincolns corn dodgers, check out the link below

14 Of The Best Recipes From US Presidents and First Ladies

 

Weird rules that former chefs of The White House have to follow are quite interesting.

The First Lady can hire/fire the executive chefs at anytime.

Presidents can ban foods during their term.  After being served brussels sprouts, George W. Bush was quoted "Tell (chef) Pierre to never serve that to me again!" 

Barack Obama asked the kitchen staff to brew their own beer from scratch using in house ingredients.

Executive Pastry Chefs of The White House spends the whole year planning The White House gingerbread house (on top of their daily duties, banquets, etc).  Baking begins early November and continues the whole month.  After Thanksgiving for 4 days straight, they assemble the house.  Then in December, The White House gingerbread house is on display in The State Dining Room where over 60,000 guests walk through and view this delightful, eye catching treat!

For more weird rules that The White House Chefs have to follow

See the link below

Really Weird Rules White House Chefs Are Forced To Follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Events, chef, fun fact, food, gingerbread house, The White House, POTUS, The White House Chefs, Inauguration Day, The White House gingerbread house, First Lady

NYC Restaurant Week Is Back And It's Ready For TAKE OUT!

Posted by Bruce Banner on Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

 

Restaurant Week in New York City known for all types to dine at the best restaurants and getting more "bang for your buck".

Participating restaurants celebrate fine dining by offering 3-course prix-fixe menus at affordable prices for lunch and/or dinner. 

eiliv-sonas-aceron-9cSEkbjBaxA-unsplash

This year NYC Restaurant Week will be offering 3 course pre fixe menu @ $20.21 and extending this offer through take out.

What better way to enjoy the perks of restaurant week in the privacy in your own home.

So get your food apps ready and indulge while wearing your sweatpants and watching Netflix... Bon Apetite!

 

 

For more information on NYC Restaurant Week 2021

NYC Go/ NYC Restaurant Week 2021

NY Eater.com

Topics: New York City, Restaurant News, trends, online ordering, deliveries, take out, NYC restaurant week 2021, restaurant week, NYC restaurant week

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas 🎄Margarita🥂

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

 

welcome-home-FBP-RKiiR1I-unsplash

Photo Credit: @welcome_home

While this may seem like a lame excuse to have a margarita in December, let’s just remember that 2020 is not over yet! Sure, margaritas are usually reserved for hot summer days but there are no rules as to when you can have one. Enter the White Christmas Margarita. With the addition of white cranberry juice and coconut milk, Santa Claus himself will wish you left this out instead of milk. You can keep your garnish simple by using rosemary sprigs and lime or you can rack up some bonus points and skewer a row of sugar coated cranberries (you got this!) So even if it doesn’t snow on December 25th, I know I’ll be having a White Christmas. Cheers!

 

Recipe courtesy of The Spruce Eats

White Christmas Margarita


Ingredients:

  • Cinnamon sugar (for rim)
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce coconut milk
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (triple sec or Grand Marnier)
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
  • Garnish: lime slice
  • Garnish: cranberries
  • Garnish: rosemary sprig

Directions:

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Rim an old-fashioned glass with cinnamon sugar: Begin by wiping a lime wedge around the edge of the glass to wet the rim, then roll it in a shallow dish of cinnamon sugar.
  3. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the tequila, coconut milk, orange liqueur, lime juice, and white cranberry juice. Shake well.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime slice, a few cranberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics: Cocktail Ingredients, seasonal, trends, Drinks, Alcohol, Bar, margarita, holiday, celebration

Paris Gourmet Donates a Harry Potter's Gingerbread House

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 18, 2020 9:59:43 AM

gingerbread house 3

Earlier this month, our chef technician Calogero Romano created a gingerbread house version of the 4 Privet Drive house that Harry Potter grew up in from the movies.

gingerbread house 7

Paris Gourmet donated the gingerbread house to Saint Barnabas Medical Hospital in Livingston, New Jersey to bring holiday cheer to the children at the hospital and also donated lots and lots of delicious pastries for the doctors, nurses, and staff of the hospital as well.

gingerbread house 4

The whole process of making the gingerbread house was featured on Paris Gourmet's daily Instagram stories.

gingerbread house 2

In case you missed seeing chef Calogero in action, you can still see it in Paris Gourmet's Instagram profile or in Chef Calogero's Instagram account as well.

gingerbread house 6

From drawings of the house to spraying the sorting hat. Every single detail of this intense process was captured.

gingerbread house 5

We hope that we can continue this tradition every year, where a member of our very talented chef technicians will produce a kid friendly gingerbread house to donate each holiday season.

Gingerbread house 1

Any ideas or suggestions for which house to make next year? Do you have a favorite chef technician you would like to see? Let us know so we can start planning for next holiday season!

Again, another huge thank you to the staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Hospital and all the doctors and nurses risking their lives to help others everyday and of course a big round of applause for chef Calogero Romano for sharing his talent and skills and creating a wonderful gingerbread house... we think J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter would be very proud!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Topics: trends, holiday, celebration, gingerbread house, Calogero Romano, Saint Barnabas Hospital, Livingston NJ, harry potter, harry potter gingerbread house, donation

David Chang Is A Winner!

Posted by Bea Davis on Dec 4, 2020 9:53:36 AM

check

Photo Credit: finance.yahoo.com

David Chang, known as the chef/ founder of Momofuku 🍑 and host of "Ugly Delicious" ( the show is featured on Netflix) made history recently on another tv show called "Who wants to be a millionaire".

DC and JK

Photo Credit: Eater.com

Chef David Chang was the first celebrity to win the grand prize which is a million dollars to a charity of his choice. Host Jimmy Kimmel said "No (celebrity) has ever gone for it... they've all walked away."

life line

Photo Credit: www.weareresonate.com

It was a victorious win on so many levels. For the food industry, it was a big win. David Chang donated all his winnings to Southern Smoke Foundation which helps assist those who work in the restaurant industry and effected by Covid.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Latest Posts

Posts by category

Learn More

Download Our New Cocktail  Ingredients for Mixology  Brochure