Well, as you all know (I hope) this is Mothers Day weekend – known by those in the restaurant industry as HELL! It is the busiest day of the year, second is Valentines day – a DISTANT second (because it focuses on couples, not entire families). Apparently my colleagues at work have never worked in a restaurant on Mothers Day weekend. Was VERY busy yesterday – in the restaurant, but also extremely busy with deliveries (because of the change in weather). The proceed to state – I know it is Friday, but I wonder why it is so busy. This is CRAZY! … It all is large groups, like families or something. I reply, well lets think – busy night, full of families, on Mothers Day weekend…Could they be related? (You think?).
On to more positive matters. I want to wish all the mothers (and soon to be) a VERY happy Mothers Day. Hope you e a great time, and next year – think about hiring a personal chef for Mothers Day. Imagine how relaxing it would be to NOT have to deal with the stress of dining at a busy restaurant, with someone waiting at bay for your table. and still being able to enjoy a great meal.
The initial meeting for the Chicago Chefs Market went well. Have some great ideas in the works. I will be working over the next week or two to create the business plan. I downloaded a lot of resources from the Farmers Market Coalition – that will be easily adaptable to our concept. Long term goals, thinking about branching out to other cities. It is a concept easily adaptable to many places. So why not make use of it.
The person I met with today is starting a print magazine about the food industry “Litereati” and writing. It is a valuable colleague to have on board. I am also looking at the idea of doing a column in their publication – for what I had in mind “The Chef’s Journal” so I just might have killed two birds with one stone.