Le Cordon Bleu

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Adam Brown of Noca in Phoenix on Chris Curtiss and the "Gluten Intolerance" Trend

    Adam Brown Exective Chef Noca This is part one of our interview with Adam Brown, the new executive chef of Noca in Phoenix. Brown, a former Noca sous-chef, was named executive chef in late January, taking the job that had been vacant since mid-2013 when former chef Claudio Urc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Blaise and DJ Aki of The Sushi Room Take Father-Son Bonding to a Whole New Level

    Blaise and DJ Aki Chefs The Sushi Room 480-821-9000 A restaurant called The Sushi Room in Chandler probably isn't where you'd expect to find some of the city's most authentic Hawaiian cuisine. But thanks to the restaurant's chef, Blaise Aki, this Japanese joint is turning out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Sugar Rush: Confessions of a Wild West Pastry Chef, and the Launch of a New Column

    You might know her from her incredible s'mores at Caramelpalooza, or from her blog, Croissant in the City. In any case, you're about to learn a lot more about this pastry chef. Chow Bella is excited to welcome Rachel Miller to our fold. I am a pastry chef. When people hear what I do, they freak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Sweet Republic's Helen Yung on Growing Up in Hong Kong, Investment Banking, and Foie

    Helen Yung Sweet Republic 9160 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale 480-248-6979, See also: -- Sweet Republic Makes U.S. News and World Report's List of America's Best Ice Cream -- Tastemaker 88: Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung This is part one of my interview with Helen Yung, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    10 Things About Julia Child That Make Her Cooler Than You Ever Thought Possible

    See also: Julia Child Restaurant Week Specials at Five Metro Phoenix Restaurants This Wednesday, August 15, would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday. And although the American chef may be most known as a television personality, author of the groundbreaking book Mastering the Art of French Cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2012

    Chow Bella's Top Phoenix Food Stories of the Week

    Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Julia Baker: Julia Baker Confections

    Carol BlonderJulia Baker ​ We recently visited Julia Baker at her headquarters in the Scottsdale Airpark. The "no talking" kitchen was in full swing preparing holiday confections for corporate customers and Julia Baker's Chocolate Boutique at The Montelucia. Julia graciuosly gave us a tour, and o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Andrea Kretzmann of Saffron Kitchen

    Photo courtesy of Lizzie Kimball via Andrea Kretzmann​ The business: Saffron Kitchen What they're packin': Meat and vegetable pies with a South African flair Where you can find them: More Valley farmers' markets will be added soon. Find your fix on Thursdays at the Market at Hayden Station P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Eric Ireland of Torched Goodness

    Kelly Green Eric Ireland, torch in hand, is ready to burn something up -- and hopefully it's creme brulee​With the sweet smell of caramelized sugar floating from his white catering truck, Chef Eric Ireland plays with fire on a daily basis.   In fact, when he's not concocting next wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Aurore de Beauduy of Vogue Bistro, Part Two

    Photo courtesy of Chef Aurore de Beauduy. Chef Aurore de Beauduy ​Yesterday we ran Part One of our Chef Talk with Chef Aurore de Beauduy of Vogue Bistro. Trained at France's Le Cordon Bleu, Chef Aurore not only learned a lot about cooking, but also about the ins and outs of the industry --& ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 15, 2010