How COVID-19 Is Impacting America’s Chefs and Restaurants

Special Report: COVID-19

How COVID-19 Is Impacting America’s Chefs and Restaurants

Here are the latest developments:

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Paul Fehribach is the chef and co-owner of Chicago's Big Jones, where he features Southern heirloom cooking with a focus on sustainability grown heritage and heirloom crops and livestock, sustainable seafood, and historic receipts from the Southern culinary literature. He is the author of The Big Jones Cookbook: Recipes for Savoring the Heritage of Regional Southern Cooking.


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The restaurant industry I love has been hit harder than most during this pandemic. So many wonderful establishments are being forced to close their doors, unsure if they will be able to return. Have hope. Believe your business, and our industry, will make it to the other side of this struggle. You will open your doors again. And with some work, self-reflection, and planning, we can be even better than before. A menu renovation is something you can focus on now, while your doors are closed, that can bring you positive results when it’s time to re-open your doors. 


What Is Menu Engineering and Why Does It Matter Now More Than Ever?

The restaurant industry I love has been hit harder than most during this pandemic. So many wonderful establishments are being forced to close their doors, unsure if they will be able to return. Have hope. Believe your business, and our industry, will make it to the other side of this struggle. You will open your doors again. And with some work, self-reflection, and planning, we can be even better than before. A menu renovation is something you can focus on now, while your doors are closed, that can bring you positive results when it’s time to re-open your doors. 


Looking for the Light

Let’s not sugarcoat it: As this pandemic wreaks havoc throughout the world, the restaurant industry is in a perilous situation in which many smaller operations may cease to exist when this is over. We have all been put in a situation that feels like there is absolutely no light at the end of the tunnel.


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How to Close Your Restaurant

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Reimagining Your Menu in the Time of COVID-19

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