Tag: Kitchen

Chef Bill Smith’s Grassroots Efforts To Help His Kitchen Family Are Inspiring

Long a social justice activist, this now-retired chef is best known and loved for some of the South’s finest shrimp and grits, his affinity for PBR and a vast collection of band T-shirts.

But he’s also revered for working hard to help keep his former Crook’s Corner kitchen crew from going hungry and homeless during this challenging health care and economic crisis. It’s the kind of humble, grassroots effort that reaffirms faith in humanity.

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The End of Chefs: Moving Beyond Toxic Kitchen Culture

White male chefs who already fit neatly into the stereotype of the auteur are overrepresented, praised for a highly specific approach to fine dining, then rewarded with more investment and opportunities to replicate that same approach.

So many alternative kinds of food businesses are never considered for awards or investments. They don’t fit into the chef-auteur framework, and in some cases have no desire to do so — community farms with food stalls, roving trucks, collaborative projects, temporary projects, or family restaurants where three different cooks take turns in the kitchen, depending on their child care schedules.

But for so

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LA’s California Pizza Kitchen Now in Bankruptcy Because of Coronavirus

Los Angeles-based casual restaurant chain California Pizza Kitchen, better known simply as CPK, is now officially in chapter 11 bankruptcy as a result of the ongoing economic downturn fueled by the global coronavirus pandemic. While today’s announcement, made at Wall Street Journal, Nation’s Restaurant News, and elsewhere, does not mean that the company is closing its more than 250 locations permanently, though it does put the popular chain in dire straights.

The bankruptcy filing was made today in the state of Texas, and offers a glimpse of the restructuring efforts ahead meant to save the company. They include

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California Pizza Kitchen files for bankruptcy, will close unprofitable locations

By Jordan Valinsky | CNN Business

California Pizza Kitchen is the latest fast casual chain to file for bankruptcy as the pandemic and its debt burden hampers its operations.

The 35-year-old pizza chain filed for Chapter 11 Thursday, explaining that the process will help it “reduce its long-term debt load, and quickly emerge from bankruptcy as a much stronger company.” It warned that it will close unprofitable locations, but didn’t say how many of its 200 global restaurants will be affected.

“The unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on our operations certainly created additional challenges, but this agreement from our lenders

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32 Kitchen Trends 2020 – New Cabinet and Color Design Ideas

Kitchen Trends 2020

Thomas Loof

While the all-white kitchen will probably never go out of style, there are lots of new design trends for 2020 that will make you equally happy. Think: natural elements with some pops of color. We know, we know. You’ve already carefully chosen every appliance, picked out each piece of hardware, and planned your kitchen design to a T, but there are ways to dip your toes into the world of color without messing up your rustic farmhouse kitchen aesthetic. On the color front, why not try painting your ceiling a fun color, like Haint Blue? How about hauling

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