Food Articles - Blogs by Chicago Mold School

Welcome to our Food Articles – Blogs section!

Please enjoy informative Food Articles and Blogs covering culinary events, instructional food shaping, and innovative collaborations. There are even a few articles about us; Chicago Culinary Fx and the Chicago School of Mold Making.

Industry Leaders

Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with truly forward-thinking chefs. In turn, our collaborations spark food articles that are published by the best in the culinary industry. Please peruse this collection of articles and get a glimpse of the possibilities of shaping food. These articles & blog have been collected over the years, chronicling our role in the evolution of food shaping. The Food Articles -Blogs feature the work of many talented chefs, we hope you enjoy the journey as much as we have taking it.

Tasting Gold at Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2017

Pastry captures our imagination like few other things can. It is a magical mix of childhood desires, edible fantasy and sensory delight.

Throughout the last 15 years, we have worked with many remarkable competitors. Not only for teams competing at du Monde de la Pâtisserie, but a multitude of talented chefs, both local and international. It’s been a fantastic to create custom molds to help the chefs reach their next level at competitions…

Team USA Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2017

Meet Team USA! After training and working together for over a year, 2015 team USA presented one of the most remarkable chocolate entremets at the Coupe du Mond de la Pattiserie. The team was represented by Victor Dagatan, Kitchen Artist at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead, Atlanta, who’s most visible task was carving the ice sculpture, […]

Jamie Simpson’s Crispy Carrot Soup

As Chef Liaison at The Chef’s Garden (Culinary Vegetable Institute in Ohio) Jamie Simpson, creates beautiful and delicious dishes with farm fresh ingredients. We are delighted to share Jamie Simpson’s approach to Crispy Carrot Soup (baby round carrot soup, carrot butter, dried cobalt carrot peel, and paprika).

Winner’s Circle: Eye on the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie

This coming January the eye’s of the culinary world will be focused on Lyon, France.  It is home to the Sirha trade expo, which from January 21-25, 2017 will host the most esteemed international gastronomic competitions in the world, Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie and the epic Bocuse d’Or. This will be my fifth trip […]

On the Road to Lyon

Meryle Evans
photos by Beatrice S. Schneider
Food Arts Magazine, May 2014

What better place to root for the USA Team than the Culinary Vegetable Institute, where the indefatigable farmer Lee Jones and his family hosted a sumptuous fund-raising dinner in March for the foundation that supports the American team at the rigorous biennial Bocuse d’Or International Culinary Competition in Lyon, France.

Chocolate Molds

Pastry chefs, chocolatiers, and confectioners alike love the versatility of Chicago Mold School’s silicone chocolate molds. We offer over 250 types of chocolate molds that can be used to create gorgeous works of edible art. Plus with our in house custom mold makers and make your own mold kits, you can create a mold to cast chocolate into a great variety of imaginative shapes.

Silicone and PETG Mold Makers

With their recent proprietary plastic thermoforming process, Silicone and PETG Mold Makers Chicago Culinary FX are able to offer chocolatiers tremendously detailed, yet cost effective alternatives to more expensive high-quality silicone molds.

Custom Chocolate University Donor Gifts

A prominent university reached out to Chicago Culinary FX, the custom branch of the Chicago School of Mold Making, to recreate an iconic bronze statue in the miniature form of an 8” chocolate figurine.  The client explained they wanted to give chocolate replicas of the ‘founding father’ to their largest private donors at an upcoming […]

Corn Ring Mold by Corey Siegel

The Corn Ring Mold – introducing another wonder by Corey Siegel. We collaborated with chef Corey Siegel to design these new silicone molds which enables you to cast eight corn-textured rings with competition efficiency. You can get your Corn Ring Mold here ChicagoMoldSchool.com/NatureMolds

Silicone Molds Not Just Culinary

When experts from different fields get together to collaborate, it’s a great formula for innovation. When Michael Joy (owner/master mold maker of Chicago Culinary FX), introduced Cliff Modlin (President of Marking Specialists Group) to Justin Arquilla (owner of Gekks), all three entrepreneurs tapped into their expertise to produce a truly unique 3D display for the […]