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Not Enough Cooks: Restaurant Industry Faces Talent Crisis

Not Enough Cooks: Restaurant Industry Faces Talent Crisis

Joe Kindred’s cooking career has taken him through top kitchens in San Francisco and Chicago, but when he decided to open a place of his own, the chef passed up big-city fame to return to his sleepy hometown of Davidson, N.C., a suburb of Charlotte. His restaurant, called Kindred, has […]

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Restaurants Are Facing a Serious Chef Shortage

Restaurants Are Facing a Serious Chef Shortage

Even America’s finest restaurants say hiring has become incredibly difficult. “There aren’t enough qualified cooks — or unqualified cooks,” says a restaurant owner. Gotham Bar and Grill is a top-rated New York City restaurant with a coveted Michelin star. Not that long ago, it would have been a dream destination […]

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Chefs Reveal Hot Restaurant Menu Trends for 2011

The National Restaurant Association’s “What’s Hot” survey of more than 1,500 professional chefs – members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) – reveals that local and hyper-local sourcing, healthy children’s meals, sustainable seafood, and gluten-free cuisine will be among the hottest trends on restaurant menus in 2011. In addition, the […]

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London’s Pop-Up Restaurants Let Rising Chefs Shine

A wave of restaurants that are temporary, roving or both is bringing new energy to this city’s already vibrant dining scene. Known as pop-up restaurants and supper clubs, many are run by gifted veterans of restaurants like Noma, in Copenhagen, or Chez Panisse, in California, professionals who might have the […]

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For Jobless Chefs, a Helping Hand

On a recent Thursday night, after most of the dinner crowd had left, Bernard Ros, the owner and chef of Meli Melo, a French bistro in Manhattan, grilled three steaks, threw together a few pasta dishes and salads and pulled out two bottles of Côtes du Rhône red. By 10 […]

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