Videos

The National Network of Public Health Institutes collaborated with The Culinary Institute of America and Gigachef to produce the following short, instructional videos on simple culinary strategies and techniques to reduce sodium in food service settings.

Flavor Building Techniques: Reducing Sodium with the World’s Premier Culinary College

This video explores cooking and seasoning techniques that enhance the flavor of dishes without the sodium. Chefs from The Culinary Institute of America discuss how incorporating fresh ingredients, such as herbs, spices, and condiments, and applying different cooking methods, such as caramelizing, grilling, and deglazing, can enhance flavor and stimulate the palate without adding excess sodium.

Salad Dressings: Reducing Sodium with the World’s Premier Culinary College

This video demonstrates culinary techniques to prepare delicious, lower sodium salad dressings using fresh ingredients. Chefs from The Culinary Institute of America prepare a lower sodium version of an everyday basic vinaigrette as well as lower sodium versions of regular, ready to use/commercially available dressings by incorporating fresh ingredients for flavor and versatility.

Tomato Sauces: Reducing Sodium with the World’s Premier Culinary College

This video demonstrates culinary techniques to reduce the sodium content in tomato sauces. Chefs from The Culinary Institute of America prepare reduced sodium versions of a classic tomato sauce as well as several other tomato-based sauces using common canned tomato products, flavor enhancers and various culinary techniques.

Ready to Use Foods: Reducing Sodium with the World’s Premier Culinary College

This video demonstrates culinary techniques to reduce the sodium content of dishes using processed, premade, and packaged products, otherwise known as Ready to Use foods. Chefs from The Culinary Institute of America identify the sodium content of common Ready to Use foods and then demonstrates methods for decreasing the sodium in dishes using Ready to Use foods through the addition of fresh, low sodium ingredients.