Welcome to Week 6 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: “So long as you have food in your mouth you have solved all questions for the time being.” (Do you know who said it? Answer at the bottom).
Some parents are lucky enough to have kids who eat vegetables. But as adults, we rarely have anyone looking out for us and encouraging us to get our daily intake of greens. Cue Google, which is encouraging its team to eat healthier.
OneZero has the story on why this could be a blueprint for the country. From their story:
For some time now, Google has been quietly adding a (virtuous) new wrinkle to its food program: It’s no longer enough just to keep its employees happy; it’s trying to make them healthy, too. Over the past five years, the company has taken a typically Google-ish approach to the food it serves — methodical, iterative — to create the largest and most ambitious real-world test of how to nudge people to make healthier choices at mealtime. The campaign isn’t changing just the food itself, but how it’s presented. Google’s tactics include limiting portion sizes for meat and desserts and redesigning its premises to lead its “users” to choose water and fruit over soda and M&M’s.
- It was a big week for tippers! First, we have a report from U.S. News and World Report on a server getting a $2,000 tip off of a $12 bill. Then we have a report from Fox about a bartender in Columbus, Ga., who got a $2,020 tip, courtesy of the 2020 tip challenge.
- Movie tastes have changed over the decades. So too have the actual food tastes at the Academy Awards. Insider takes a look at Oscar meals through the years.
- Not everyone was a fan of the Oscar food, however. 10-year-old Julia Butters, from Once Upon a Time … In Hollywood, was smart enough to pack a turkey sandwich in her purse. Time has the story.
- As part of its “Birds of Prey” promotion, Burger King is offering a free Whopper in select locations to people who bring in pictures of their ex-significant other on Valentine’s Day. Here’s the scoop from Delish.
- Food prices are up more than 20% in China as the country continues to try and quell the outbreak of coronavirus. Here’s the report from ABC.
The idea was simple – run a couple of miles, eat some donuts and run another couple of miles. Yet somehow this college rite of passage has turned into a sanctioned race.
Runners World breaks down the history of the five-mile Krispy Kreme Challenge in Raleigh, N.C. and how it’s evolved into a major fundraiser for the area’s Children’s Hospital.
FOUND THE FORK
Hats off to the Chef Works® team for winning the Landry’s Regional Vendor of the Year award last week in Las Vegas!
We’re so proud of our hardworking team who always strive for unrivaled customer service.
WEAR OF THE WEEK
One of the most versatile pieces of apparel in the Chef Works® Urban Collection™ is our line of Detroit Shirts.
For starters, we’ve got special designs for women and men. They are durable enough to be worn in the back of the house. But they are also fashion forward and functional enough for servers and bartenders.
But it’s the details that make the difference in this bestseller. Antique metal buttons add an extra level of fashion-forward texture and the multiple utility pockets make it extra efficient.
Quote answer: Franz Kafka
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