Welcome to Week 25 of 2020. Chef Works® Weekly Bites is where we take a dive into the notable food stories of the week. We took a break from the traditional Weekly Bites for a couple of months to bring you news, links and resources specific to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it impacted the hospitality community.
Moving forward Chef Works will continue to use all of its media channels as a reliable resource for our readers, friends and customers.
The new era will, no doubt, require some pivots and quick thinking. Cuts will be needed. But how do you do that without losing what makes your property special?
Author Kep Sweeney and industry veteran Lane Cardwell offer some advice in a column for Nation’s Restaurant News.
A solid and inspiring foundation is the reason a concept is greenlit for growth. Yes, fat is an inevitable part of growth that requires constant trimming. But be wary of discussions, well intentioned, aimed at maintaining profits when sales flatten or begin sliding but that undermine the original concept.
You can read the full story here.
- A tip of the cap from the Chef Works team to Food Network Star and Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, who recently announced her engagement. Here’s the scoop from Delish.
- For consumers, is there a risk of getting COVID through food? The CDC says if there is, it is minimal. Marketwatch has the report.
- Starbucks is the latest national chain to add plant-based meat to its menu. Read more from the Associated Press.
What does an international superstar, singer, actress and Super Bowl performer who is worth a quarter of a billion dollars get her dad for Father’s Day? Oreos, of course!
Lady Gaga got her pops a bag of Oreos, and he seemed pretty pumped. You can read more from Page Six.
FOUND THE FORK
What is a Life-Aholic? Why are expresso machines so snobby? You’ll have to watch Episodes 2 and 3 of Sound Bites with Chef Maeve Rochford, up now on the Chef Works YouTube page.
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ON THE BLOG: Some recent stories from the Chef Works blog
- Chef Works proudly launches SKILD SERIES™ face coverings (PRE-ORDER NOW!)
- Super Bowl chef Dayanny De La Cruz is leading her own comeback story
- Chefs Allison Fasano and John Brill are masked heroes in Gotham.
- Guest column: How Nude Dude Food is paying it forward.
- Food critic, writer and TV personality Troy Johnson is hopeful for a “massive flood” of people at restaurants.