The Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) announced an updated Web site at serving culinary and baking/pastry instructors at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Following a months-long refit of the site, CAFE unveiled its new portal that is both engaging and easier to navigate, with all of the most trafficked and requested features up front. The site is now more user-friendly for foodservice educators, with dedicated pages that allow a more focused opportunity to search for what is precisely of interest.

“We’ve added some exciting new features that foodservice educators won’t find all in one place anywhere else,” says Mary Petersen, CAFÉ’s founder and president. “Now, instructors can scan for relevant news, teaching tips, industry resources, professional-development grants, and job openings more conveniently than ever.”

Additionally, CAFÉ’s electronic publication, “The Gold Medal Classroom,” increases to monthly from bimonthly with the Web-site relaunch. Articles are now presented in a reader-friendly newsfeed format to facilitate critique and discussion among colleagues.

Features on include: CAFÉvision, which provides short, visual industry lessons from the kitchen; CAFÉ’s Recipe Book, searchable by cooking method and menu part; an instructors’ forum for online networking; CAFÉ events nationwide, designed for instructors’ professional development; teaching tips from educators that promote best practices and winning ideas in the classroom and field; and expanded coverage of school and industry news of interest to foodservice educators.