Category: Chef’s kitchen

‘He was my everything’: Wife of chef who died from coronavirus variant remembers big man with big personality

Warren Montgomery spent his Saturday mornings pretending to be asleep while his two daughters jumped on the king-sized bed to “wake” him. 

The two young girls would hug him or give him wet willies until he roused. It was a weekend tradition, his wife Roshelle Montgomery said. 

This past weekend was very different. Roshelle was at home with their daughters as Warren was fighting for his life in a Regina ICU. 

“I’ve heard about the ICU being max capacity, overcapacity, but I didn’t understand until I saw it,” Roshelle said. “It’s literally like a nightmare in there.”

After battling the

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Earth Day cooking class with Top Chef Portland’s Sara Hauman

The Carlton-based chef won both challenges on the show’s first episode. She’s sharing her tricks for a sustainable kitchen via Skype.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Sustainability is an important issue in the food world. Get your ingredients responsibly, with no waste. Top Chef Portland is airing right now Thursdays on Bravo, and a wine country chef is really kicking some butt as a contestant. Chef Sara Hauman is staying mum on the Top Chef Portland winner and how far she made it. Meanwhile, she’s back at work and putting on a special, virtual cooking class this Earth Day, all about sustainability.

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16-Year-Old TikTok Chef Builds a Food Empire From Her Grandparents’ Minnesota Kitchen

Seeing a 30-second TikTok for a sweet potato tortillas recipe go from “zero to a million views overnight” was the encouragement Ariana Feygin, 16, needed to keep going. She had started sharing her passion for cooking on the platform a few months into the pandemic to inspire other young chefs stuck at home to cook while in quarantine. 

“I thought that if there’s anything that I can do to put a smile on someone’s face— help somebody from my house— I was going to do it,” Ariana said energetically from her kitchen while filming a day in her life for

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How local chefs are changing the culture around mental health from the kitchen

TAMPA, Fla. — Millions of Americans struggle with anxiety, depression, and other behavioral health issues. People who work in industries hit hardest by the pandemic, like restaurant workers, are seeing more and more staff come forward to their bosses to talk about the importance of mental health.

When will talking about anxiety, depression, and your deepest feelings and thoughts become a regular part of our daily conversations? That is the question chefs, mental health experts, and anyone suffering from behavioral health disorders are trying to answer.

Everyone we interviewed in this Full Circle report agreed that starting the conversation with

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Chef forced to work in maskless kitchen fired after catching COVID, lawsuit says

A sous-chef who worked for a Monmouth County restaurant has filed a lawsuit against the business, claiming he was forced to work with maskless employees and then fired when he came down with COVID-19.

Anthony Mazza, of Toms River, worked alongside the head chef and other kitchen employees at Salt Creek Grille in Rumson late last year, according to court papers.

“Despite executive orders, none of the employees in the kitchen wore any PPE (and) no one in the kitchen wore masks,” states the lawsuit, filed recently in Superior Court of Ocean County.

The owner of the restaurant denies

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