Chefs Collaborative members do amazing work every day – check out our weekly members news link round-up to see what’s going on around the country:
- Hale Aina Happenings: celebrating local food (Martha Cheng, Honolulu Magazine, 12.2.13) Peter Merriman reflects on the 25 years since he opened his Waimea restaurant, and he comments that he is still surprised by what his “farmers keep producing and innovating.”
- Leveraging Your ‘Circle of Competence’ This #GivingTuesday (Howard G. Buffett, LinkedIn, 12.3.13) In an article about global food security and Giving Tuesday, Howard Buffett acknowledges his support of Joe Whinney and his business, Theo Chocolate.
- Dock to Dish: A Full Circle of Awesome (Liza de Guia, food. curated., 12.3.13) Meet Sean Barrett and learn about his organization Dock to Dish, the first community supported fishery in Long Island.
- Thierry Rautureau’s Downtown Restaurant Opens, Bauhaus in the Baltic Room, and More Food News (Sara Billups, Seattle Weekly, 12.3.13) Thierry Rautureau’s new restaurant, Loulay Kitchen & Bar, opened December 4th and is said to highlight both “the French influence of his upbringing and the freshness of local and seasonal ingredients.”
- Restoring Porkopolis (Ilene Ross, CityBeat, 12.4.13) Ilene Ross writes about how pork has become an important player in the culinary scene and about the relevance of nose-to-tail dining.
- Chicken Little? Not at Rotisserie Georgette – This Bird Earns Its Place at the Table (Joshua David Stein, New York Observer, 12.4.13) Georgette Farkas’ Rotisserie Georgette receives praise for its rotisserie chickens, which are sourced from a farm where “chickens were actually allowed to be chickens.”
- Susan Feniger’s Mud Hen Tavern Opens Saturday (Christine Chiao, LA Weekly, 12.5.13) A review of Susan Feniger’s new Mud Hen Tavern applauds her innovative and seasonal menu.
- Pay Attention to the Process, or What Judy Rodgers Taught Me (Joshua Lewin, Huffington Post, 12.6.13) Josh Lewin wrote a touching piece in which he shares how Judy Rodgers influenced his cooking.
- From the Ivory Tower Kitchen: Eight Lessons I Learned About Seafood Sustainability From An Octopus (Hari Pulapaka, Huffington Post, 12.6.13) Hari Pulapaka shares what he gained as a participant in the 2013 Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force and how insights into seafood sustainability can come from a Giant Red Pacific Octopus.
With the holidays fast approaching, here are some examples of our members giving back:
- Deep Roots Gardening Dinner makes use of Hilltop Montessori School gardens (Susan Strickland, AL.com, 12.2.13) One of the items auctioned off at a benefit for the Hilltop Montessori School was a “Personal Chef for the Evening dinner for eight” from Chris Hastings.
- Rx Boiler Room’s Holiday Takeover Will Have You Sip, Stir, And Savor With The Masters (Lisa Mogensen, Forbes, 12.3.13) On December 16th, Rick Moonen and Rx Boiler Room’s barman Eric Smith will team up with guest mixologists for an event that will benefit the Helen David Memorial Fund, which provides assistance to bartenders affected by breast cancer.
- Naples Winter Wine Fest announces 2014 chefs (Amy Sowder, News-Press, 12.7.13) Bill Telepan and Michael Anthony will be cooking at the Naples Winter Wine Festival, which has in its first 13 years raised over $110 million to help children in Collier County.
Also, look out for the 2014 Farmer-Fisher-Chef Connection put on by the Seattle Chefs Collaborative that will take place February 24th from 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM at the Seattle Central Culinary Academy.