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  • Tricks of the Trade: Award-Winning Mashed Potatoes

    In honor of the recognition our home-made mashed potatoes have recently received in Rochester Magazine's annual poll, we are sharing some of our secrets in the first of many Tricks of the Trade posts on Chef's Corner. Several elements go into making our mashed potatoes the best around, so pay attention and enjoy the accolades you'll get at your next family meal.

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  • Preparing Hollandaise Sauce

    Hollandaise sauce is an intimidating component of many breakfasts, but can actually be easily conquered with a few tricks. Known as one of the Mother Sauces of haute French cuisine, Hollandaise requires patience and fresh ingredients - no short cuts here! We will share the Chester's method & recipe for Hollandaise, made by hand every single Sunday.

    One of the key ingredients in...

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  • Creating the perfect Apple Dumpling!

    Creating an apple dumpling is simple, but requires care and time.  Here, we show you how the Chester's apple dumpling is assembled and how we balance the perfect combination of flavor and texture to create this winter favorite!

     

    1.  Start with fresh, clean granny-smith apples

    2. Core the...

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  • Preparing Chester's Mediterranean Angel Hair

    One of our most popular dishes, the Mediterranean Angel Hair, is demonstrated for you and shown with our rotisserie pulled chicken or grilled salmon as an alternative.

     

    Seen here are shallots, peppers, garlic spinach, and our rotisserie pulled chicken mixed with angel hair pasta, simmering in butter and wine.

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  • Constructing Chester's Salmon Salad

    Executive Chef Derek Jensen shows us how to skin, filet, portion, and grill the salmon for our Salmon Salad!

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  • Constructing Chester's Banana Cream Pie

    Executive Chef Derek Jensen breaks down the steps (with photos!) for the creation of our deliciously famous Banana Cream Pie. Check it out.

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