Chef Cat Cora’s Top Tips for Getting Kids to Pack Their Own Lunch

Getting kids to pack a lunch isn't as hard as you might think, and it'll help save you considerable hassle. Whether it’s multiplication or Medieval history, back-to-school is the time of year when your...

Chefs vs. Cooks vs. Gods [split from Fava Beans post]

by kySafran 2 months ago

I'm not sure it's our place to criticise these experts and how they choose to teach us mere mortals the ways of the kitchen small. They don't really use the books you're so keen on. If you ever ...

Chef Change at Hakka Restaurant - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The founder, Master Chef Jin Hua Li, who made this one of my favorite restaurants retired and sold the place to his sous chef in the latter part of last year. One of my culinary friends assured me ...


by In_Love_With_Paris 6 months ago

At least a year ago I wrote asking for information about where the chef/owner of Le Cottage Marcadet in the 18e might have gone since he closed that restaurant. I was wondering if he had opened a ...

Restaurants having tough time finding workers...

by gutreactions 8 months ago

Here in the New York metro area, I have heard the same complaint from a number of restaurant owners in recent weeks: can't find any help! Now that Covid protocols are being relaxed, restaurants are...

Franco Agostino, where are you?

by Googs 13 years ago

Has anyone heard of him surfacing yet? After the odd, quick ending of Franco's I haven't been able to get wind of him. You can't run/own Il Posto, Caffe Doria, and Imperia and then just disappear...

New York Restaurants with open kitchen

by borisabrams 2 years ago

Hi! When I was in Montreal, I found a great number of restaurants with open kitchens. I loved sitting up at a bar watching the chefs at work. Now that I am back in NYC, however, I find them few a...

Addressing The Devil That Plagues Cooks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . As you move from your invincible 20’s to your 30’s and beyond – things begin to change. We lose a few steps, our body doesn’t move quite as fast. We wake up with aching backs from bending a...

Michelin Chef has a Maytag Oven

by kelvin_of_ranard 2 years ago

Every once in ten years, a special opportunity arises. Today, I visited a Los Angeles chef at her home. It just happens she owns a restaurant recently recognized by Michelin! Cannot say her name,...

Giuliano Bugialli

by allende 2 years ago

My wife’s and my dear friend Giuliano Bugialli died yesterday. He was a wonderful person. I first met Giuliano in Florence in July 1975. It was during the third year of his cooking classes, “Coo...

Chef jacket from crookedbrook.com?

by bloodboy 2 years ago

Does anyone have any experience with this company? I am looking to purchase a complete uniform with them (jacket, pants, and apron) and was attracted to the fact that they are the only company I ca...

Tribute to Zephyr Wright, White House Chef for LBJ's Administration

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

" . . . Zephyr Wright’s legacy is among the longest-lasting in the White House Kitchen. Unlike Verdon, Wright’s debut didn’t make the front page of the New York Times. Julia Child never mentioned W...

Bocuse or Robuchon

by beef_man 3 years ago

The culinary world lost two titans of their art last year, this is of course Paul Bocuse and Joel Robuchon. Without diminishing either of their greatness, I'd love to hear people's thoughts and jus...

I'm not alone (or the first!) to say that tipping makes it hard to hire chefs!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 3 years ago

I may be the one pushing the agenda today, but this is an concern that's been around for years, and the problem is getting worse not better....

Chef Perry Hoffman Leaving Healdsburg Shed

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

My heart sank when I read the news last week that Chef Perry Hoffman would be leaving the Healdsburg Shed at month's end. https://www.sonomamag.com/biteclub/major-healdsburg-chef-leaving-shed-head...

Chef Cyril Choisne

by TrishUntrapped 3 years ago

Bonjour, asking for someone on another chat board, does anyone know where Chef Cyril Choisne is these days? He used to be at Le Cottage Marcadet in the 18e. Merci!

...and here's another reason to get rid of tipping!!

by ChefMikeinBurlington 3 years ago

It's almost as bad in Canada too, except of our higher minimum wages

Another reason to do something else for a living

by ChefMikeinBurlington 3 years ago

Every day, more and more, I ask myself, considering the shitty hours, barely average wages and seemingly endless attacks on what few rights we have, why the fuck would I ever encourage anyone to en...

Will higher minimum wages help ease the kitchen staff shortage?

by ChefMikeinBurlington 4 years ago

All my (Canadian) owner-buddies tell me the only person in a kitchen who might be at minimum is the new guy in the dish pit, or the new prep guy who started 3 weeks ago, everyone else is already ov...