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Pineapple - the icon of fashion from phone cases and socks to pant and shirt designs, has become a significant image through media. The popularity of photographing and wearing this fruit as an accessory has trended through our media for over a year.  Although pineapple is viewed as...

Zero-Waste Each year, over 650 professional chefs and American Chef Federation (ACF) members are surveyed to predict up and coming food trends and to rule out old trends that are simply expired. In this year’s list of 140 items, a zero-waste cooking trend was voted as...

Food has one of the largest impacts on shaping people’s daily lives and their futures, which consequently leads to food trends and news in the food service industry constantly changing, updating, and shifting. At times, the food service industry drives new food trends.  Yet it’s...

Newest Course: Beverage Management, ACF-Approved 123ce.com launched a new course in Beverage Management and continues to offer the latest courses in food sanitation, nutrition, management and more. Adding the Beverage Management course for ACF certification keeps 123ce.com on the cutting edge for today's chefs and aspiring...

Changes in FDA Regulations 2018A recent 123ce blog post reviewed the importance of safety within the kitchen for staff and workers. This article reviewed the proper health/hygiene, fire safety procedures, steps to prevent accidents, burn prevention, and knife safety. To keep employees safe, consider each...

Potato, Pa-tatoContrary to what many think, a raw potato is indeed a great source of essential nutrients and contribute to many health benefits. Although they are commonly served in a meal as a starch (similar to bread, pasta, or rice), potatoes are classified in MyPlate...

What Snacks Are Best For a Diabetic Diet?With all the food plans and allergies that are publicized today, a diabetic diet may pose a challenge in consuming the right food choices. Because blood sugar levels can dictate how we feel throughout the day, and food...

Summer SpoilsSummer heat can be difficult on restaurant and food service businesses to keep products fresh and safe. Heat will cause foods in storage to break down faster, erupting the appearance or flavor. This is especially seen in foods such as potatoes, asparagus, hummus, and...

Safety in the KitchenThe food industry is responsible for following safe handling and delivery procedures. 123ce provides ACF-Approved courses in the sanitation and safety area, including comprehensive reviews of food service sanitation and safety regulations in order to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. Chefs can certify...

 The ACF, American Culinary Federation, is “a professional organization for chefs and cooks, founded in 1929. The ACF is based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.”Certification through the American Culinary Federation demonstrates skill, knowledge, and...