I think…no I know, most chefs and cooks can be the most diverse, talented people that I know and I want to hear about what you have been up to. If you or someone you know is a cook/chef and is much more than that, I want to hear your story. Let’s inspire someone.
Food shows and the current food-centric programing all over the TV has become a mess. People racing to make a dish that four judges will like seems, a bit limiting. Who, made these people the benchmark of taste? I know what your thinking, “Here he goes again with a Rush Limbaugh like rant about culinary equality or some like that…”
Well guess what? That’s not going to happen. No rant, no bitting comments, no criticism, I will save that for the wanna be experts that write YELP comments to take care of that. I really do love the videos that restaurant owners and the great take from “Gotta kid to feed” Real actors reading the Yelp comments, this series is awesome.
To you pro-yelpper’s out there, Be sure you will to be able to back up your words if you can’t resist the urge to critique, and always realize that your ‘opinion‘ can affect a good persons livelihood. Before you bust out your phone to input your thoughts, imagine someone at your office complains to your customers and boss that you didn’t live up to their expectations because they didn’t really like the color blue you were wearing. It’s the same thing in my eyes.
What I did want to share with you is a video I made of a benefit dinner I was asked to film at the now defunct Restaurant Six89 in Carbondale.
What I love about these events are the genuine brother and sisterhood that is taking place among the chefs and service staff. Fluid. Waiting in the dining room are guest excited about each and every coarse, knowing that we as chefs, are doing this because we want to help a cause. In my recollection, I have never seen a Yelp review dissing a charity event, but I an sure someone has and that some is a douche-bag. Sorry, my better judgement and my opinions seem to battle sometimes and I don’t alway know which one will win. In this case, opinion..+1.
Please enjoy this short video of what a well oiled machine looks like:
If you are in the Grand Junction area and you want to see a fun demo, eat an amazing Pulled Pork Taco with pineapple mole, Come join me at The Wine Country for the Edesia Palisade event. Fun times and a great cause.
Glenn @justglenn on twitter