Founded in 2009 by Jeffrey Nimer, Haute Chefs LA Executive Chef, Social Culinaire is an outlet for sharing and recommending culinary creations. It explores all aspects of food and wine culture, with members ranging from novice chefs to industry professionals, according to Jeffrey Nimer.
From herb roasted pumpkin to devil dogs, Jeffrey Nimer says that all culinary creations are celebrated on the Social Culinaire networking website. As a place where gourmands, sommeliers, and connoisseurs can chat and share recipes, photos, and links, Social Culinaire was founded by Jeffrey Nimer to be a networking site catering to food lovers. Los Angeles Chef Jeffrey Nimer welcomes all foodies, from tenderfoots to industry professionals, to partake in the fun of searching, discussing, and sharing all things that can be consumed.
Jeffrey Nimer had a vision for creating Social Culinaire because he wanted to offer a social networking site where food lovers could unite. As a celebrity chef with A-list clientele, Jeffrey Nimer has an extensive background and over 15 years of experience as a personal chef, caterer, restaurant consultant, and cooking teacher. Jeffrey Nimer ’s business, Haute Chefs LA, offers a number of culinary services across Los Angeles, from event production to personal chef catering.
Social Culinaire hosts more than 800 members who share a passion for cooking, food, and wine, says Jeffrey Nimer. Pictures of caprese salad, carved fruits, and puffed fried bread with mutton gravy are among the dishes featured on the front page of Social Culinaire. Jeffrey Nimer has posted hundreds of photos of his own recipes, and members add their own photos daily. A Twitter tracker follows California wine tweets with by-the-minute updates, and blog posts allow members to post jobs, share a recipe, recommend a wine, or discuss events.
“Socially, you can network through others and discuss anything and everything food-wise,” reports Jeffrey Nimer. “If you like wine and got a bottle of Opus 197, you take a pic and post it. You can update what are you eating and drinking right now, like a status update.”
Jeffrey Nimer has posted videos of his own experiences with food on Social Culinaire, from the shopping and cooking process to tasting the completed dish. The goal is to share his own experiences and teach others how to prepare the best dish. Jeffrey Nimer recommends buying the freshest produce possible at the peak of ripeness, preferably from farmers markets. For meats, Jeffrey Nimer says the best way to ensure the highest quality is to have a relationship with a local butcher to learn about the best cuts of meat, and to always choose organic.
“Cooking is all about technique, so you have to have the right technique and foundation,” according to Jeffrey Nimer. “If you try to cut corners, it’s not going to work, so I’m a stickler for doing things right and showing people the right way. Before you can go forward you have to know your path.”
Jeffrey Nimer invites culinary industry fans to join Social Culinarian for free to discuss all things food-related at socialculinaire.com.