Welcome to Week 8 of 2020. Chef Works Weekly Bites is where we take a dive into the notable and fun food news of the week.
First up is guess the quote: “I am not a glutton. I am an explorer of food.”
Running for president isn’t just about stumping around the country, kissing babies and throwing money at TV ads. It’s also about spending money on food – lots and lots of food.
Eater took some time to breakdown how Democratic presidential candidates spent money on food in January:
It’s silly to do any sort of statistical analysis of FEC filings, though line item readings can be informative and entertaining — especially since in total, the top seven campaigns (the ones that are polling with any statistical significance and made the most recent debates) spent over $600,000 on food in just one month.
- Like McDonald’s? Like Shamrock Shakes? Like $100,000? This story from Delish might just be for you.
- Kitchn has a report that most grocery stores are lacking when it comes to informing customers about food recalls.
- An unpredictable schedule can wreck the morale of a kitchen or front of house staff. Nation’s Restaurant News looks at the benefits of keeping things more predictable.
In a move that is sure to rattle the travel industry, United Airlines has opted to do away with Biscoff biscuits in favor of Oreo Thins for the complementary in-flight snack. The rotation will now include pretzels and Stroopwafels, according to USA Today.
FOUND THE FORK
Our Vice President of Marketing, Amanda Stuckey, recently did customer testimonial for Snap36, the company that did all of the 360-degree videos for our updated website.
Have you checked it out yet?
WEAR OF THE WEEK
We’re a lot more than just chef coats and aprons. Chef Works has a full line of shirts for women and men that are great for the front or back of the house.
Take, for example, the Havana Shirt. This is a great, lightweight shirt for servers and bartenders – but it’s also durable enough for chefs who want to stay cool in the back of the house but don’t like a traditional chef coat.
It’s got snap buttons, a back-collar apron holder and a utility pocket on the left sleeve.
Turn hot days into cool nights in the Havana.
QUOTE ANSWER: Emma Bombeck
Did you miss last week’s Weekly Bites?
Get caught up: Week 7