Chef Stories

Meet the Top Culinary Minds

Chef Gary Patterson

Chef Gary Patterson

Executive Research Chef | Director of Culinary Science, CEC®
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Chef Rachel Gooding

Research Chef
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Chef Len King

Senior Research Chef, CEC®, CRC®
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Chef Andreas Pias

Senior Research Chef | Culinary Nutrition, CRC®
Chef Gabby Quintana

Chef Gabby Quintana

Senior Research Chef | Culinary Mixologist
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Chef Gary Patterson

Executive Research Chef | Director of Culinary Science, CEC® Chef Gary Patterson

Chef Gary is our Executive Research Chef and Director of Culinary Science. He and his team work directly with global consumer brands, restaurants, and food manufacturing companies to create consumer, branded, and custom food products. He leads the Culinary Development Chef team, focusing on the creation of fresh and innovative food solutions, and provides support and guidance for McCormick’s Technical Innovation Teams.

Chef Gary’s accreditation include the American Culinary Federation’s Certified Executive Chef and The Culinary Institute of America’s Pro Chef III Certification. His experience at McCormick and 21-year history with The Walt Disney Company, Inc. has earned him respect throughout the food industry. His passion for flavor continues to make him a trusted partner for many of the largest food companies in the world.

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Chef Stories

Meet the Innovators

Flavor Forecast 2015

Middle Eastern Mezze is Mouth Magic

Flavor Forecast |
2015
Bob Boardman

Bob Boardman

Manager, Cultivator | Tarkill Aquaculture
Onancock, VA
Chef Elizabeth Falkner

Chef Elizabeth Falkner

Chef | Author | TV Personality |
Manhattan, NY
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Chef Gregory Gourdet

Executive Chef | Departure
Portland, OR
Jacob Lefenfeld

Jacob Lefenfeld

Co-Owner and Bar Manager | La Cuchara
Baltimore, MD
Trudy Toliver

Trudy Toliver

Executive Director for Portland Farmer's Market |
Portland, Oregon
Dana McCauley

Dana McCauley

Innovation Ambassador for SIAL Canada | Executive Director Food Starter | CEO Food Trends TV | Author |
Alessandro Porcelli

Alessandro Porcelli

Founder & Director of Cook It Raw |
Chef Carrie Goltra

Chef Carrie Goltra

Baker | La Cuchara
Baltimore, MD
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Chef Amanda Cohen

Executive Chef and Owner | Dirt Candy
Manhattan, NY
Kris Moon

Kris Moon

The James Beard Foundation, Vice President of Strategy and Development |
North America
Nick Saul

Nick Saul

Community Food Centres Canada, President, Co-Founder and CEO |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Featured ChefFlavor Forecast 2015

Middle Eastern Mezze is Mouth Magic

| 2015 | Flavor Forecast 2015

Beyond One Thousand and One Nights - Returning to the Golden Age of Middle Eastern Flavors.

In the food world, it can be difficult to navigate through all the culinary trends, fads, campaigns, and flavor profiles of intriguing dishes these days. However, for those in-the-know, our Flavor Forecast has been an invaluable resource for the culinary industry. Since 2000, our company has predicted and foreshadowed emerging flavors, spices, sauces and much more with our annual Flavor Forecast. As industry leaders and an authority on all things gastronomy, we offer a wealth of information: the latest epicurean news, trends, recipes and flavor expertise.

In 2015 and beyond, we find ourselves at a crossroads of the two elements and end up with Middle Eastern Mezze. McCormick for Chefs and our industry insiders were at the forefront of this trend to share with epicurean trailblazers.

Read the full Middle Eastern Mezze article.

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