Le Cordon Bleu closing all its U.S. cooking schools

Following a period of massive enrollment increases during the recession, Career Education Corporation recently announced it is closing all 16 Le Cordon Bleu culinary schools in the U.S., reports NBC Chicago. The last day for enrollment is January 4, 2016; after that, all current students will be allowed to finish but no new ones will be […]

Dessa Dishes with Chef Alex Roberts

Photos by Stacy Schwartz There are few professions in which a trim physique could be considered a liability. Alex Roberts is a clear-eyed, dark-haired chef who looks like a Crossfit devotee (which he is). During Obama’s first presidential run, Roberts’ soul food restaurant Brasa, was a regular destination for the campaign volunteers. Stately older black […]