Are Ghost Kitchens the Wave of the Future?

So, what are ghost kitchens? Ghost kitchens are essentially restaurants without dining spaces. Their focus is to sell and fulfill online food orders and to utilize third-party delivery apps, such as Grubhub, UberEats, and DoorDash. A ghost kitchen also allows for restaurants with dining-in services to expand their delivery operations without the added stress to…

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Support Local Chicago Businesses This Restaurant Week

CBCI loves to support local businesses, and a great time to take advantage of great deals at amazing restaurants is during Chicago Restaurant Week. During Chicago Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy a special prix fixe menu with some of a restaurant’s most notable dishes. In most cases, these are multi-course meals available for breakfast, brunch,…

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2021

St Patrick’s Day in Chicago is unlike any other holiday. As the local restaurants and bars prepare for the Irish celebrations, it’s important to get a game plan set. This year the celebrations will look a little less traditional. This means no official bar crawls or dyeing of the Chicago River. If you are new…

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The Importance of a Balanced Diet

As the year continues, it is important to keep those New Year’s resolutions and goals going. Whether it’s working out, reading more, or meditating, finding the best system for you is important. Another New Year’s goal CBCI chefs often hear about is committing to a diet or “eating healthier.” This can be difficult to commit…

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Tasty Super Bowl Party Snacks

Yes, it’s that time of year. Whether your team made it or not Super Bowl parties are always a blast. Getting together to watch the game, commercial advertisements, and of course, the halftime show, everyone can enjoy it. Keep reading to find out CBCI’s favorite tasty Super Bowl party snacks. Air Fried Wings Air fryers are…

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Simple Slow Cooking Recipes for Every Home Cook

Crock pots although easy to use, are not often brought out for the average home cook. Luxury and affordable slow cookers do just about the same things and are often given as gifts. It is possible to cook breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts. Read below CBCI’s list of simple slow cooking recipes for every home cook.…

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CBCI’s Favorite Savory Pies

Thanksgiving and Christmas highlight many baked goods, particularly sweet pies. But pies do not always have to be sweet. See here CBCI’s favorite savory pies and a recommended recipe. Chicken Pot Pie Thinking that chicken pot pie is too much work for dinner is simply untrue. In fact, a visit to your local supermarket will do…

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Hot Tea Trends to Look Out for in 2021

Hot tea has become increasingly popular in recent years for a variety of reasons. An introduction of new ingredients in addition to the ever-changing foodservice industry, and health benefits have aided the increase in popularity. Take a look to see the hot tea trends for 2021 by CBCI. CBD Hot Tea Cannabidiol as an ingredient…

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