The Gallery - Kansas City

A day in the life of a Kansas City chef

The date had been circled on his calendar for some time: April 13. Bon Jovi. A sell-out crowd at the nearby Sprint Center is nothing Alft and his crews haven’t seen before. But Jon Bon Jovi, and the assumed age demographic he would bring to the district, would surely be a boon for business, particularly at Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge ...  Continue Reading
Chef Cindy Hutson

Cindy Hutson’s surf, turf and trends

Cindy Hutson has been known for a lot of things during her more than two decades as one of the most influential chefs in Florida. Her penchant for utilizing tropical flavors and seasonings in an innovative style has made her a household name, with visitors flocking to her Ortanique on the Mile in Coral Gables, …   Continue Reading
Chimichurri Marinated Certified Angus Beef Brand Hanger Steak & Puree of Roasted Cauliflower

In the Beard House with Chef Dave Martin

He’s put together countless meals, but Chef Dave Martin says putting together a menu for an autumn dinner at the esteemed James Beard House was a task that took time, effort and a good deal of editing. There are many considerations, you see. “I start with what’s in season,” Dave said, “And for me, it’s …   Continue Reading
Peter Dale at South Beach

The National Chef

Meet Peter Dale of The National in Athens, Ga. He’s passionate about beautiful food and premium ingredients, and enamored with the city he calls home. My Athens — a photo gallery to benefit Habitat for Humanity, came from Chef Peter’s desire to unite people in celebrating aspects of art and culture in Athens. That affection isn’t limited to …   Continue Reading

RingSide seats for great steaks

Choosing the perfect steak — at the grocery store or your favorite eatery — may seem like a daunting task. There are cuts to choose and cooking methods to consider. You may even find yourself staring at the options and wishing for an expert’s advice. Thanks to RingSide Steakhouse in Portland, a group of folks …   Continue Reading
Jonathan Seeholzer of The Greenhouse Tavern - Cleveland

Of vim and vinegar

What do you know about vinegar? How many varieties can you name? Where does it come from? Why does some give your food the perfect touch of … je ne sais quoi? Why do others snap your head back at first whiff? Make no mistake about it … vinegar – even if we know little …   Continue Reading
Livio Ferigo

From the heart

Editor’s note: This post was written by Steve Suther, director of Industry Information, Certified Angus Beef LLC. A great chef starts with the calling. His heart knows before his head what his hands enjoy. Chef Livio Ferigo is a Bermuda legend, 20 years after coming here from his native village in northern Italy. He grew up …   Continue Reading
Chef trends panelists at Certified Angus Beef

Now that’s trendy

We called it “Restaurant Week in Wooster” though it was an unofficial reference with little meaning beyond our kitchen door. We invited a group of folks to visit us in Ohio — a cross-section of individual restaurateurs, corporate chefs and academia. We wanted to pick their brains and teach ’em a thing or two about …   Continue Reading
Chef Jeremiah Bacon of Oak Steakhouse

Steak & Eggs from Bacon

Jeremiah Bacon spent 10 years away from his beloved Charleston, honing his craft and (literally) sharpening his knife in some of the toughest, most intense kitchens in New York City. But in 2010, Bacon had the opportunity to return to the city where he was raised, partnering with Steve Palmer’s Indigo Road Restaurant Group, to …   Continue Reading
Govind Armstrong's Dish

Five stars … and their five-star dinners

Life is full of choices — and as my fellow foodies know, they often revolve around our next meal. The recent Certified Angus Beef ®Annual Conference at The Greenbrier Resort presented a (happy) conundrum of sorts for guests. Five of the most innovative, creative and talented chefs who partner with the brand created their own special, one-night-only …   Continue Reading
Chef Jeff Henderson

Chef Jeff takes the stage

Food, glorious food. We all rely upon it as a source of nourishment. But beyond that, it represents discoveries, connections and memories. In many ways, it can shape who we are, how we view the world, and how we live. It’s central to our stories, sometimes in ways we don’t expect. The power of food, …   Continue Reading
Banana truck in Guatemala

‘Well Done’ means more to Texas chef

Brazen, quick-witted and honest, Ric Rosser is as Texas as Texas gets. He has to be. When he’s not on the ranch running livestock, hunting game or fishing, Rosser is the imaginative culinary mastermind who makes his nearly 50 Saltgrass Steak House locations across five states consistently exceptional — no matter which you visit. In short, …   Continue Reading

Making his mark

Mention the name “Maker’s Mark,” and any seasoned post-21-year-old will divert their thoughts to smooth, full-flavored Kentucky bourbon that’s a staple on the shelf of their favorite watering hole. That is, of course, unless you’ve sampled Chef Zac Alft’s wares at the distillery’s fine dining Bourbon House & Lounge, located in Kansas City’s ultra hip …   Continue Reading

Five minutes with Chef Wilwore Jordan

Wherever you are, take a look around your office. What do you see? Walls … flowers … hanging portraits? No matter where you work — whether it’s a cubicle in a high rise office building, on a rolling golf course or farm, or somewhere in between, chances are what you see from your work space pales …   Continue Reading

Spotlight on Chef Rory Schepisi

You’ve probably heard of Amarillo but Vega, Texas might be a bit of a geography lesson. Situated on historic Route 66, Vega is a small blip on the map. It’s far from being a one-horse town, though, and it boasts a pretty popular eatery, too: Boot Hill Saloon & Grill, the creation of Chef Rory Schepisi. …   Continue Reading
Howard Kleinberg

Spotlight on Chef Howard Kleinberg

If you’re a foodie, you know that name from somewhere, don’t you? Here’s a hint: Let’s just say he’s a Top Chef — in every sense of the words. Chances are you’ll remember Kleinberg as the outspoken, brash, bald-headed culinarian from Season 3 of Top Chef, where his diverse cuisine and penchant for saying exactly what’s …   Continue Reading
Chef Keoni Chang

Winning tastes in paradise

Certified Angus Beef ® brand partners are always impressing our team at brand HQ with their creativity, knowledge and passion for what they do. It’s rare for a day to go by without someone sharing a success story or praise for a member of the brand’s family, thousands strong, which stretches coast to coast — …   Continue Reading
Chef Scott Popovic

Chef Scott Popovic: the man behind the menu

There will be a grand celebration this weekend — the official and public grand opening of the Certified Angus Beef ® Education & Culinary Center in Wooster, Ohio. Things culminate on Saturday night with a grand meal featuring courses prepared by some of the country’s notable chefs, including talented Certified Angus Beef ® corporate chef, Scott Popovic. He’s …   Continue Reading

Q & A with Chef Seeholzer

Cleveland’s long history is filled with dynamic duos … Big Chuck and Little John. Lanigan and Webster. Mark Price and Brad Daugherty. Ernest Byner and Kevin Mack. But it’s the culinary scene in this city on the shores of Lake Erie that produced Cleveland’s latest prolific pair. Chef Jonathan Seeholzer is a chef and partner at  The …   Continue Reading

For the love of Bacon

photo by Leslie Ryann Charleston and its surrounding metropolitan area has fewer than 800,000 residents — less than just about every other major U.S. city. Despite its {relatively} small confines, Charleston boasts a mighty reputation. It’s home to some of the most innovative and cutting edge cuisine and a cast of talented chefs of all …   Continue Reading

Stark reality

Mark Stark is less of a chef today than he was a year ago – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Especially if he’s working in a small kitchen. The man behind the hip Santa Rosa, Calif., based Stark Reality Restaurant group — which includes the classic Stark’s Steakhouse, Mark Stark has undergone a …   Continue Reading

Turn on the Water Works

source Spend any time in Philadelphia and you’re bound to encounter Chef Darryl Harmon. Be it in newspapers, magazines, television or Internet, the executive chef at the highly acclaimed Water Works Restaurant & Lounge is in high demand on the local food scene. And Philadelphia, it should be noted, is regarded as one of the …   Continue Reading

Chef Michael’s party plan for all ages

How does a chef plan a New Year’s Eve party when both adults and children are involved? We asked Certified Angus Beef ® brand Chef Michael Ollier to describe his strategies for the last and first party of the year. Q: Do you prefer appetizers, tapas-style meals or a complete dinner? A: It depends on the venue. …   Continue Reading

Meet Chef Michael

Michael Ollier’s philosophy on cooking can be boiled down to two simple terms: quality and seasonal. Classically French trained at one of Cleveland’s iconic fine dining establishments, Parker’s New American Bistro, Ollier learned early on in his culinary career the benefits of using not only the highest quality ingredients from those who produce the best, …   Continue Reading

Chef Chat with Ric Rosser

Mention the name Ric Rosser around Texas and you may get a few hardcore foodies who’ll perk up and recognize the long, lanky chef with the southern draw. But mention his food, and you’ll set salivary glands blazing, because it’s quite likely your audience will have indulged themselves many times over. Rosser is executive chef …   Continue Reading

Meet the chef

Meet Jamie Steinbrecher, executive chef at Okeechobee Steak House in West Palm Beach, Fla. Chef Jamie recently showcased Certified Angus Beef ® brand strip steaks at the Americas Food & Beverage Show in Miami Beach. And when we say showcased, what we mean is … He grilled a tender, juicy Certified Angus Beef ® brand …   Continue Reading

Supper in the South

Picture yourself in the deep south. It’s a Sunday afternoon … leaves turning, only a hint of chill in the air. The scents and sights of culinary decadence you can only find below the Mason-Dixon line filling the atmosphere. For any food-loving, red-blooded biped, this is a thin slice of Heaven. And for one afternoon recently …   Continue Reading

Chef Jordan beefs up any event

photo from Chef Wilwore Jordan has been making his mark on the culinary scene this year. In June, he participated in and won the Certified Angus Beef ® Competition at the Taste of the Caribbean. The annual event held in Miami features the best in food and beverage for chefs and consumer culinary enthusiasts. …   Continue Reading

Build it and they will come

We have a vision dancing in our heads. It has nothing at all to do with sugarplums and everything to do with culinary excellence. We’re dreaming of perfection, folks … decadent steaks, award-winning recipes and a masterpiece theater of sorts for beef connoisseurs. Certified Angus Beef LLC recently purchased a 7,000-sq. foot building next to our corporate …   Continue Reading

Truckin’ and the grateful fed

Throughout history, mankind generally has had limited options when it came to dining out. In the early days, if the Neanderthal Jones family didn’t want to stay home and feast on grubs and stewed gravel, they could hitch a ride on the back of a Triceratops and roll through the drive-thru at McDinos or Tyrano …   Continue Reading