Welcome to Week 10 of 2020. Chef Works® Weekly Bites is where we take a dive into the notable and fun food stories of the week.
First up is guess the quote: “Cakes are healthy too, you just eat a small slice.” (Do you know who said it? Answer at the bottom.)
You can’t sneeze in any direction without hearing more news about Coronavirus (and if you do sneeze, please do it into a tissue and then wash your hands). As you’d expect, the culinary and hospitality industries are starting to feel the impact.
Food & Wine makes the case for keeping sick restaurant staff at home with pay. Here’s an excerpt:
According to social epidemiologist Carolyn C. Cannuscio, an associate professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, controlling an epidemic requires an enormous amount of social cooperation from governments, institutions, and individuals. “For small businesses, the disruptions will be significant, as customers stay away and as workers get sick,” she says. “Paid leave will be costly, but it is likely to pay multiple dividends.”
- Last week ended with the sad news that highly influential Chef Gray Kunz had passed. Eater takes a look at his rise.
- The “Overnight Salad” is the latest edition to the Saturday Night Live stable of hilarious food sketches. Delish has the link here to this hot dog and mayo-based comedic concoction.
- WARNING: The following link has a picture of a tarantula on top of a burger. You have been warned. Read more from Coast to Coast A.M.
- Calling all “Mean Girls” fans! A themed pop-up restaurant is coming to Los Angeles from April 18 through May 31. Check out more here from Pop Sugar.
Some frustrating news on the dessert front as climate change continues to impact the cost of cocoa. According to So Good Magazine, a combination of heavy rains in Ecuador and drought in West Africa will lead to a shortage of cocoa beans, thus driving up costs. You can read more here.
FOUND THE FORK
It’s always nice to receive some good ink from the local paper. Chef Works® was featured on the front page this week of the San Diego Business Journal. On the heels of two big announcements – the acquisition of Bragard and our 2020 launch – the paper looked at how we used innovation to become the global leader in culinary and hospitality apparel.
WEAR OF THE WEEK
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Quote answer: Mary Berry
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