Chef Works Weekly Bites: Are you taking the Venmo challenge?

Welcome to Week 36 of 2020. Chef Works® Weekly Bites is where we take a dive into the notable and fun food stories of the week.

APPETIZER (or this week, the cocktail hour)

I love scotch. I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down. Down into my belly.”

We know of at least one British man is a big fan of scotch. Turns out he bought his son a bottle every year for his birthday starting from 1993. According to Food & Wine, that unopened collection could fetch quite the price at auction.

Over the years, [the father] believes he’s only spent about $6,500 on the new 28-bottles of birthday whiskey, but [the son] reportedly has his eyes on home ownership, so he’s put the entire collection up for sale: current estimated value, well over $50,000.

You can see the full story here.


  • For those tuning in for a follow-up on last week’s rogue beefalo story, I’m afraid there are no updates. It’s still on the loose.
  • The “Venmo Challenge” is starting to gain national traction as people pool together tips to help restaurant workers. Here’s the story from the Associated Press.
  • There’s going to be a lot of trial and error as hotels figure out their buffet format. Wynn Las Vegas is shutting down their buffet after attempting a “served all-you-can-eat” format for the last couple of months. Fox 5 in Las Vegas has the report.
  • Are you a Panda Express fan? Like, really, really a fan? Why not rock their merch? Delish has the report on onesies, shirts and candles. (Just get your face coverings from us, not them. More on that below).


Photo Credit / dapiki moto

It’s come to this – and I’m not even mad about it. Costco now has edible brownie batter that’s designed for scooping, dipping and snacking. This, of course, comes on the heels of their edible cookie dough.

You can read all about it from PopSugar.


Chef Works is a family-owned and operated business. But what’s it like working as a family in a restaurant? Check out the latest episode of “Sound Bites,” up now on the Chef Works YouTube channel. The Coal Bunker Brothers talk about how they are making it work.

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Get caught up on last week’s Weekly Bites here.

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