Chef Gui Alinat’s first book, The Chef’s Répertoire, is a reference book designed for professional or home chefs, as well as culinarians, food writers, front-of-the-house professionals, and anyone interested in increasing their culinary knowledge.
Inspired by the French bestseller first published in 1914 “Le Répertoire de La Cuisine”, and with a foreword by celebrity chef Rick Tramonto, The Chef’s Répertoire is the book you need in your kitchen.
Between classic American dishes, regional specialties, global foods and the vast array of classic French cuisine, chefs are expected to know thousands of dishes. They need a place to look up classic dishes on the fly, refresh their memories, and quickly respond to the challenges of the professional kitchen. The Chef’s Répertoire addresses this challenge by providing quick, easy access to 1100 named dishes and provides origin, ingredients and techniques, written in practical chef language. The Chef’s Répertoire identifies, classifies, and synthesizes the bulk of the classic dishes that compose modern cuisine in America. This book is not a dictionary or a cookbook. It is more than definitions or a compilation of recipes. It is an inventory of classic dishes that compose modern cuisine in America arranged in such a way that it makes them easy to find, and reproduce.
From the publisher
A superb collection of classic dishes found on American menus with their pronunciations, origins, ingredients, and techniques. Inspired by Le Répertoire de La Cuisine, Chef Gui Alinat has set a new standard for detailing the modern classic dishes that chefs must have at their fingertips. Each dish is defined using chef’s vocabulary, with ingredients and techniques presented in sequence. The Chef’s Répertoire is an essential chef’s apron-pocket reference that is perfect for every culinary professional and food enthusiast.
American Technical Publishers
“The Chef’s Répertoire is the new, modern chef’s bible and every practicing chef, culinary student, chef educator and cooking enthusiast should own a copy of this remarkable and user-friendly book of recipe reminders.” and “I was eager to introduce the written work of a chef who is making waves both online and in the professional kitchen. I sincerely applaud Chef Gui’s research into the vast array of dishes that America consumes in order to select the entries found in The Chef’s Répertoire.”
Chef Rick Tramonto
Executive Chef/Partner TRU
Culinary Director, Tramonto Cuisine & Tramonto Steakhouse
“As a food columnist, blogger, and cookbook author, I’m always in search of inspiration to kick-start a recipe. This book is a perfect resource.”
Chef Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen
“Chef Gui’s book will inspire great cooks to create great meals. It will find a place at my desk where I will use it to inspired some exciting new BBQ dishes.”
Ray “Dr BBQ” Lampe“
“In a flash, you are reminded of a recipe or technique that you might need to reference. This book will be attached to my kitchen counter!”
Chef Ariane Daguin of D’Artagnan
Chef Gui’s répertoire is a short version of many international recipes which will delight professionals and cooks with basic culinary knowledge.”
Chef Marie-Annick Courtier, author of The Saint-Tropez Diet
“Alinat’s répertoire lists the modern classic recipes chefs must have at their fingertips. This book should be on the desk of every high-end restaurant chef.”
Chef Hugh J. McEvoy, President, Chicago Research Chefs
“I love the ability I have with this book to put together delicious meals without needing complete recipes yet using well-known dishes from around the world”
Pastry Chef Beth Karam-Putt of Sweet Sisters®
The Chef’s Répertoire
By: Chef Gui Alinat
The Chef’s Répertoire is the perfect pocket reference for every foodservice and hospitality professional, food writer/blogger, and culinary enthusiast. Foreword by chef Rick Tramonto.
Book: 176 pages, hardcover.
Available: In stock. Books ship priority mail. Orders are fulfilled within 48 hours.
Pricing: $36. $29 IF YOU ORDER YOUR SIGNED COPY THIS WEEK!!!
Book is also available on Amazon. To order large numbers, please contact American Technical Publishers.
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In the media
Interview with Tampa Tribune’s Jeff Houck (January 2010)
The Chef’s Repertoire -by local chef Gui Alinat- may be the only cookbook you’ll ever need by Brian Ries of Creative Loafing (February 2010)
Now that we have the book, we don’t need to fake it anymore by Jeff Houck of Tampa Tribune (February 2010)
Podcast with On The Menu Radio’s Peter and Ann Haigh (March 2010)
Gui Alinat’s The Chef’s Repertoire, helps foodies talk like a top chef by Janet Keller of St Petersburg Times (March 2010)
Here is a quick video to learn what The Chef’s Repertoire is about: