Why Housemade Extracts are Worth the Extra Effort

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Looking to reduce waste and improve quality, Cody Middleton, Pastry Chef of Forsyth Country Club, is now turning stone fruit pits in noyaux. Summer brings with it a bounty of fresh, local fruits and vegetables. In the savory kitchen, there is always a push for total product utilization, however, I have found that this is […]


How All Chefs Can Use Baker’s Percentage

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Forsyth CC’s Pastry Chef, Cody Middleton, believes more chefs should use baker’s percentage to simplify the way they approach recipes and formulas. Any chef who has studied baking and pastry probably has had a nightmare or two about “baker’s math” or “baker’s percentage.” (It’s a way to express the ratio of ingredients to one another […]


Revamping the Pastry Program at Forsyth CC

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Forsyth’s CC’s new Pastry Chef, Cody Middleton, has big plans for the future of the club’s pastry program. Here’s how he plans to elevate and evolve all aspects. On my very first day as Pastry Chef of Forsyth Country Club (Winston-Salem, N.C.), the Executive Sous Chef told me that the pastry program here was now my […]