Chef Chris Koetke shows his Chicagoan pride as the James Beard Awards roll into his fair city on May 4th. Chef Koetke (Vice President of Kendall College School of Culinary Arts) chats with me about his culinary trends forecast. He sees some wonderful things in our future and one of those things is MORE RAMEN! You already know what a HUGE fan of Ramen I am from this post I wrote last year about my Southern Style Ramen with Bacon, Collard Greens and Homemade Broth recipe.
Chef Koetke also predicts that punch will be big culinary trend, that’s something else I can get behind. I certainly hope that prediction comes true because who doesn’t like a big bowl of spiked punch at a party? Punch makes the art of the cocktail so much more simple and lets the party hosts get out from behind the bar and enjoy their guests. After talking with him I started working on a few punch recipes, I’ll share those with you very soon.
There are quite a few other predictions Chef Koetke makes but you’ll have to check out the video below to find out what they are.
Chef Koetke and I also discuss some advice for culinary students looking to become the next James Beard Award winner. I must say that Chef Koetke was a JOY to interview and I I’m certain he keeps things interesting in the classroom. Visit the Kendall College of Culinary Arts website for more information on their courses and schedule.
Watch the video below and let me know what culinary trends you hope to see in the near future.
Debbie DennyApril 30, 2015 at 2:07 am (8 years ago)
I am so in love. Looks so good.Reply
Debbie LApril 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm (8 years ago)
Oh my gosh that looks delicious!!! If only we could cook like that!Reply
David MillerApril 28, 2015 at 9:37 am (8 years ago)
wow! looks excellent! I’ll definitely have to try this… thanks for the recipe.Reply
CinnyApril 28, 2015 at 2:54 am (8 years ago)
You know that sounds really good and I love bacon. However, I still love the good old traditional ramen.Reply
Alesha @ full time mamaApril 28, 2015 at 2:46 am (8 years ago)
Ramen is certainly popular right now. My friend from high school just opened a ramen restaurant in Kansas City and its taking off like crazy!!Reply
Amanda O.April 27, 2015 at 8:15 pm (8 years ago)
I’m not gonna lie – I still love Ramen noodles. Adding the bacon just turns it up a notch!Reply
Rachelle JApril 27, 2015 at 2:51 pm (8 years ago)
Oh my goodness that looks amazing! Now I’m hungry haha!Reply
DonnaApril 27, 2015 at 3:10 am (8 years ago)
I haven’t eaten Ramen in a long time, but it isn’t bad at all… and of course, everything is better with bacon! 🙂 Bacon is my favorite meat, too!Reply
Stacey- Travel BloggerApril 27, 2015 at 1:28 am (8 years ago)
Ramen with bacon? Now there’s a concept I can get behind! I know ramen is a cheap meal, but that doesn’t make it any less appealing!Reply
JeanineApril 26, 2015 at 11:30 pm (8 years ago)
My husband would live on ramen if I would let him! I wouldn’t ever think to add angling into it! That’s a pretty genius idea!Reply
melisasourceApril 26, 2015 at 10:26 pm (8 years ago)
My kids are big ramen eaters, so I am happy to hear that this is a trend for the year!Reply
Marcie W.April 26, 2015 at 10:18 pm (8 years ago)
My husband cooks as if he went to culinary school but is all self taught. I have always wondered what a culinary instructor would say about his dishes.Reply
Tisha Berg | Biz MommyApril 26, 2015 at 8:42 pm (8 years ago)
This ramen dish looks great. Ramen is one of my kids’ favorite foods – and bacon is next, so this dish would be heaven for them!Reply
Catherine SApril 26, 2015 at 5:41 pm (8 years ago)
My teenage son eats ramen all the time for a snack. I need to surprise him and add some meat and vegetables to it.Reply
Chrystal @ YUM eatingApril 26, 2015 at 3:41 pm (8 years ago)
My husband is a huge fan of ramen. We are always looking for budget friendly ways to spruce it up a bit. I tend to put a lot of vegetables in mine and I dont eat it very often.Reply