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A Helping Hand from Southern Smoke Foundation

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/22/20 9:15 AM

Award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd is giving back to the community through his Southern Smoke Foundation

As businesses begin to reopen after months of closure, it’s important to remember that some members of the food and beverage industry are still suffering. Luckily there’s help out there, thanks to James Beard award winner Chris Shepherd. You probably recognize the name of this Houston restaurateur and owner of One Fifth, UB Preserv, The Hay Merchant, Georgia James, and Underbelly Catering.

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Keeping It Clean, Making It Beautiful

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/4/20 3:24 PM

Plating on porcelain is the best way to present food hygienically and beautifully.

Hygiene and sanitation have always been front-of-mind for those in the hospitality industry and after months of closures and quarantines, we’re thinking more than ever about the hygiene not only of where we’re eating but what we’re eating from. It’s no coincidence that porcelain has always been the choice for food service. Its ability to withstand the rigors of catering makes it perfect for professional applications.

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Making a Difference: Power of 10 Initiative

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/22/20 3:38 PM

Image from Power of 10 Initiative website

Award-winning DC-based Chef Erik Bruner-Yang recognized very early on in this global health crisis the effect Covid would have on the restaurant industry and determined he didn’t want to sit by and do nothing. He envisioned a way to get workers back on the job while safely re-opening restaurants to feed essential workers and vulnerable members of the community.

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Texas Restaurant Rehires Staff, Boosts Pay, and Feeds Community

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/29/20 3:57 PM

Image from Gaido's Seafood Restaurant Facebook page

Amid so much uncertainty, we love seeing acts of kindness from our friends in the hospitality community. One of the inspiring stories from last week came out of Galveston, Texas when Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant and Nick’s Kitchen and Beach Bar both reopened their doors to serve their community. Owner and Chef Nick Gaido released a statement on Gaido’s Facebook page:

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