How Chef League Started
Beth Ames Altringer created Chef League as a fun way for amateurs to learn to think like a professional chef. Altringer’s day job is as a professor of design at Harvard, but she has a lifelong passion for learning about taste and flavor perception. As a kid, she entered competitions to create new Jelly Belly flavors. In grad school, she became a blind tasting champion. Later, she took coding classes and built an encyclopedia of how flavors taste, e.g., a red delicious apple is sweeter, less crunchy, and less acidic than a Royal Gala apple. After years of hobby projects (Flavor Genome Project, Sensory Composition project, and Flavor Fluency project), she made Chef League.
Chef League is a mobile game based on science-quality data and research on how chefs learn to invent recipes. Get a taste of reality TV cooking competitions – on the go and at home. If you like The Taste, Top Chef, Parts Unknown,Cutthroat Kitchen, Chef’s Table, and Nailed it, and books like Salt Fat Acid Heat, Nomu Guide to Fermentation, and sites like Food Network and Wine Folly, you should try Chef League. Play to show off. Stay to think like a chef!