Chef Robert Joe Saia and Sharity Saia (Mrs. Chef)

Chef Robert Joe Saia, CCC, CAD, RD, is one of a handful of people worldwide who hold both a Dietetics Degree and a Chef de Cuisine Certification. He created an Apprentice Program for promising culinary students at the University of Kansas, which was endorsed by the American Culinary Federation.  Chef Saia teaches culinary arts at Renton Technical College, Renton, WA.  ​ Chef Saia's Sous Chef Sharity Saia (known as Mrs. Chef)  is also his wife of 18 years.  They have been working together on this manuscript for many years, and are thrilled to share it with you. Mrs. Chef and Chef Saia teach private cooking sessions from their home together. 


Their first book, The Center of the Plate, is based on Chef Saia's recipe development and balance philosophy: "RECIPE AND MENU GENESIS." It includes resourceful flow charts that will enable you to effectively bring to life your unique and tantalizing vision of gourmet delights. It's the ultimate cheat sheet, the mother of all "how-to" cooking instructions, giving you the final word in developing your own new and exciting recipes from its library of insightful meal development information and fabulous food ideas. Companion apps are available to provide easy reference on portable devices.  You can find these apps at the Apple Store and Google Play.  


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CHEF SAIA AND MRS. CHEF HAVE PUBLISHED THEIR FIRST BOOK!!  

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RECIPE AND MENU GENESISTM

BOOOOO! 

Make something

SCARY DELICIOUS for

HALLOWEEN!!

The Center of the Plate - Mixology
A Template for Drink Mixing Creativity.
Never run out of drink ideas with this tool.

With the use of this app you will begin to have a better understanding of the creation of new and interesting drinks as well as inspiring yourself to come up with drinks you never thought you could imagine.  This app is designed to provide numerous ideas.  Touch and choose your way to the next great drink idea.  Share your latest drink on Twitter or Facebook.  Email and/or print your latest menu.

Good luck, and “BON APPETIT!”

Chef Robert Joe
Saia C.C.C., R.D

The Center of the Plate

The Center of the Plate
A Template for Cooking Creativity.
Never run out of menu ideas with this culinary tool.
It is the first of it's kind to have RECIPE AND MENU GENESIS
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Recipe development has become a science over the last couple of decades.  When developing new recipe ideas, it is important to focus on the center of the plate item, or the star of the show (the item you are going to build your dish around).  Once this Center of the Plate item is established, a person can then decide how to season, manipulate, cut and cook the item with the addition of other foods that go well together on the plate.  A menu entree is born.

The cooking and flavoring of our foods can be a mysterious and unpredictable process.  With the use of this app you will begin to have a better understanding of the creation of new and interesting dishes as well as inspiring yourself to come up with dishes you never thought you could imagine.  This app is designed to provide numerous ideas and is a supplement to The Center of the Plate book.  Touch and choose your way to the next great culinary dish.  Share your latest entree on Twitter or Facebook.  Email and/or print your latest menu.

Good luck, and “BON APPETIT!”


Chef Robert Joe Saia C.C.C., R.D

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The Center of the Plate 101
Little sibling to The Center of the Plate.

A less intensive tool with out the more exotic choices.
Never run out of menu ideas with this culinary tool either.

Good luck, and “BON APPETIT!”


             Chef Robert Joe Saia C.C.C., R.D

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