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Modern Batch Cookery by The Culinary Institute of America includes volume recipes like Shrimp Escabeche; Lobster Risotto; and Chicken Mole Poblano.

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Modern Batch Cookery

by The Culinary Institute of America

Modern Batch Cookery
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Modern Batch Cookery, a complete guide to volume cooking for restaurants, caterers, hotels, and other large foodservice operations, offers up-to-date information with a focus on healthy cooking, nutrition, and smart menu planning.

Preparing healthy, high-quality food in volume is a challenge for even the most experienced foodservice professional. The recipes in Modern Batch Cookery are designed to yield 50 servings, and cover every meal part and occasion. The book delivers a refreshing repertoire of delectable dishes, including Gorgonzola and Pear Sandwiches, Tequila-Roasted Oysters with Salsa Cruda, Chesapeake-Style Crab Cakes, and many more.

As much as the modern culinary scene has evolved over recent years to feature bolder flavors and reflect a healthier and more daring sensibility, even greater changes are happening in the foodservice industry. Culinarians and foodservice operators have a much wider variety of options than ever before to meet their guests' increasingly high expectations for quality. New flavor profiles from global cuisines offer foodservice professionals more choices in menu planning, while new equipment and technology enable volume kitchens to serve high-quality foods that taste and look just as good as dishes prepared in top-flight � la carte kitchens.

Packed with helpful, beautiful, full-color photographs and vital information, Modern Batch Cookery brings the expertise of two of The Culinary Institute of America's Certified Master Chefs, Victor Gielisse and Ron DeSantis, into the volume kitchen with world-class guidance on creating enticing menus that will enthrall and intrigue even the most demanding guests.

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Modern Batch Cookery is a comprehensive resource for all culinarians and foodservice operators working in (but not limited to) resorts, hotels, college food service, health care, retirement communities, banquet facilities, country clubs, and on-site catering companies.

About the Author

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. A network of more than 40,000 alumni has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college. The CIA, which also offers courses for industry professionals and food enthusiasts, has campuses in New York (Hyde Park), California (St. Helena), and Texas (San Antonio), as well as an additional location in Singapore.


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