Laura Cook Newman

Laura Cook Newman is a professional Chef and Training Manager for a Fortune 500 food manufacturer. She earned her chops at Johnson & Wales University, has an MBA in Marketing and hosts a blog for behind-the-scenes insights on the food service industry. Contact her at

Articles by Laura Cook Newman

Best of CoBiz: Trying customers: A side order of snark
From Santa to Mr. Burns with a single sentence

Earning my wings
Angels with meals

Chef Laura: Peak performance
Owning your outcome

Chef Laura: A baker’s dozen
Thirteen questions for Chef Alexander Figura of Lower 48 Kitchen

Chef Laura: Punctuality through pastries
A five-day experiment in behavior modification

Crafty bean scene
State of the state: Food & beverage

Chef Laura: FIFO that FOMO!
Six food and beverage trends in the pipeline

Chef Laura: The lollipop trick
A sweet negotiating skill

Chef Laura: An urban legend revealed
Dinner at the Silver Spork Social

Chef Laura: The waiting game
Seven ways to help your customers be patient

Chef Laura: Scooping up summer memories
Four lessons from my most memorable job

Chef Laura: Top 10 countdown to a spend-free month
A guide for the frugally-challenged

Chef Laura: A very Brady dinner solution
The Blue Apron special

Chef Laura: To multitask or not?
That is the question

Chef Laura: Derby daze in Denver
More than a one-trick pony

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