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According to a recent study by the NIH that surveyed around 30 million to 50 million Americans, around 65% of U.S. citizens are lactose intolerant.  However, that percentage has been decreasing over time. Further studies by Mark Thomas, an evolutionary geneticist at University College London...

Advance your Culinary Career with these Career Pathways!123ce.com provides the courses you need in order to upgrade your ACF Certification Level. In addition to the requirements listed below, you must provide documentation of three 30-hour courses in Nutrition, Food Safety and Sanitation, and Supervisory Management. If these courses were taken more than...

Food for the SoulFocusing on the nourishment of good food for our bodies is the driving force and inspiration for most every chef. Food affects the way we feel and provides the energy we need to make it through each day. This is one reason why the Chef...

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...