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From Shelters to Startups: CHEFS Program Helps Homeless by Cooking for Tech Companies

From Shelters to Startups: CHEFS Program Helps Homeless by Cooking for Tech Companies

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

The CHEFS program in San Francisco has been training homeless people to work in kitchens for the past 17 years, with the hope of eventually finding them employment in high-profile restaurants around the city. Now, CHEFS students are cooking for tech workers in San Francisco’s mid-market neighborhood as part of tech companies fulfilling their Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs). The goal is to create positive and supportive relationships between tech companies and the existing community.

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How I Survived My One Night as a Prep Cook in Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar

How I Survived My One Night as a Prep Cook in Chef David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar

| April 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sweat, stress and slow progress — those words basically sum up my sole stint as a prep cook at Momofuku Noodle Bar, the first establishment of Chef David Chang’s renowned restaurant group.

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Bruce Hill: Fog City & Wood-Fired Grilling

Bruce Hill: Fog City & Wood-Fired Grilling

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chef Bruce Hill has mastered delectable burgers, pizza, roast chicken and hand-cut furikake French fries and is involved in many noteworthy restaurants: Fog City, Zero Zero, Bix, Pizzeria Picco and Picco. Find out what the chef is cooking via wood-fired grill at the newly revamped Fog City, as well as what he plans for 2014.

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Why There Are Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens

Why There Are Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

New York is famous for its food scene, but lately, the once-overflowing pool of potential chef applicants has begun to run dry. The reason? It’s a pricey town to live in, and for chefs obsessed with local ingredients, smaller towns with vibrant food cultures are looking way more appealing.

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NOLA Jazz Fest Stirs Food Memories for SF Chefs

NOLA Jazz Fest Stirs Food Memories for SF Chefs

| May 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

In honor of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, being held through May 5, we asked Bay Area chefs with Louisiana roots for their favorite Jazz Fest dishes.

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Chef Peter Merriman: A Pioneer in the Farm-to-Table Movement in Hawaii

Chef Peter Merriman: A Pioneer in the Farm-to-Table Movement in Hawaii

| July 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Chef Peter Merriman talks about Hawaii’s culinary scene, doing the right thing, and three local foods you have to try if you’re visiting Hawaii for the first time.

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Bay Area Chefs Talk Romantic Meals on Valentine’s Day

Bay Area Chefs Talk Romantic Meals on Valentine’s Day

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon talks to local chefs about what they like to cook and eat with their partner on Valentine’s Day.

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Death of the Cookbook, Greatly Exaggerated

Death of the Cookbook, Greatly Exaggerated

| May 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

Current wisdom, however, holds that cookbooks are becoming obsolete. While food blogs and recipe-rich websites like Epicurious have been around, relatively speaking, for ages, most web-savvy cooks — skittish about the potential havoc erupting pots and mishandled cutlery are capable of causing — balk at positioning their precious laptops too close to a rowdy kitchen fray. Enter the iPad.

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Meals on Wheels Benefit: Star Chefs and Vintners Gala

Meals on Wheels Benefit: Star Chefs and Vintners Gala

| May 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

Wine and dine for a good cause: indulge in the talents of 70 of the Bay Area’s finest chefs; imbibe in the goods from 75 of California’s leading vintners.

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Dude Food

Dude Food

| September 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Everything on television is deliberately orchestrated, of course, but many of the common signifiers of male chefness — the cursing, the drinking, the fighting, the screaming, the preoccupation with large pieces of meat — whether expressed on camera, in memoirs, or reputation via third-person anecdotes — endow a traditionally feminine role with coarse, conventionally masculine trappings. Producers want men to feel safe watching their shows.

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Sunset Celebration Weekend

Sunset Celebration Weekend

| June 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

Sunset magazine has long been the go-to source for “how to live in the West” especially when it comes to travel, gardening, home improvement and of course, food and wine. Since the centennial of the magazine in 1998, Sunset has been hosting an annual open house called the Sunset Celebration Weekend.

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