Tag: Chefs

The End of Chefs: Moving Beyond Toxic Kitchen Culture

Picture a great restaurant, the chef up at dawn, dusting hand-milled flour on a butcher’s block. The chef under a spotlight, tweezing chive blossoms in the chaos of the pass, or fanning the wood fire under a row of shimmering, trussed birds. The chef is in sharp focus, but everything else — everyone else — […]

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How to Open a Top-Tier Restaurant in a Pandemic? Rethink Everything

CHICAGO — The chef de cuisine was looking up mask prices online as the team at Ever discussed how to approach guests entering the new restaurant. Under normal circumstances this would not be an issue. These customers would be paying at least $285 a head to be transported by peerless hospitality and the creativity of […]

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When the Bake Sale Goes Global, Millions Are Raised to Fight Injustice

Like a lot of 13-year-olds, Daniella Senior loved to bake, and thought she might become a pastry chef. Unlike most of them, she already had six employees. Ms. Senior started out on her own, collecting and filling orders for miniature sweets while growing up in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. “I was getting up […]

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In the Twin Cities’ Robust Dining Scene, Few Black-Owned Businesses

MINNEAPOLIS — Before the coronavirus decimated the restaurant industry, Minneapolis and St. Paul were being hailed around the country for their up-and-coming culinary scene. Ann Kim, the owner of three acclaimed restaurants including the Korean-influenced pizzeria Young Joni, won a James Beard award last year for Best Chef Midwest. Lauded chefs like Tim McKee, Alex […]

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