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Chicago chef starts effort to help laid-off food workers

Mar. 30, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Celebrity chef Rick Bayless has launched an effort to help restaurant workers who have been laid off during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the award-winning Chicago chef's restaurants that's currently closed, Frontera Grill, will host an operation paying laid-off workers to make 30-pound...

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Chef Floyd Cardoz dies at 59 of coronavirus complications

Mar. 25, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59. Cardoz had traveled from Mumbai...

Fire damages popular presidential campaign trail restaurant

Mar. 25, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A fire caused about $80,000 worth of damage on Wednesday to a New Hampshire restaurant that's a popular campaign trail stop for candidates in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary state. WMUR-TV reports fire crews responded to the Puritan Backroom shortly after 7 a.m. and...

B. Smith, a model turned lifestyle guru and restaurant owner, dead at 70 after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease

Feb. 23, 2020 12:00 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — B. Smith, a model turned lifestyle guru and restaurant owner, dead at 70 after battling early onset Alzheimer's disease.
Kevin Lipps adds some scallions to the top of his finished gumbo with rice at his home on Feb. 9, 2020 in Frederick, Md.   Lipps lived and ran a restaurant outside of New Orleans for two years where he learned how to make a proper gumbo.  (Crystal Schelle/The Frederick News-Post via AP)

Former NOLA restaurateur serves Cajun cuisine in Maryland

Feb. 22, 2020 9:00 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — It’s a recent Sunday afternoon at the Frederick home of Kevin Lipps and his wife, Lauren, and from the front room, the spicy aroma of a simmering pot of gumbo hits the nose. Lipps, a Frederick native, ran a restaurant in New Orleans for two years where he learned to perfect the...

In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 photo, Jessica Weston, of the Weston Kewpees, prepares food for the burger bash competition at the Miami Rescue Mission in Miami. From Rachael Ray to Bobby Flay, the biggest names in the culinary world are in Miami starting Thursday for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. And they're getting help in their prep kitchen from an unlikely source, a local homeless shelter. The festival partnered with the Miami Rescue Mission and Florida International University's culinary school. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Florida homeless group helps top chefs prep food festival

Feb. 21, 2020 1:07 PM EST

MIAMI BEACH (AP) — From Rachael Ray to Bobby Flay, celebrity chefs are in town this weekend for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where fine-palated foodies might not know that some of their dishes have been prepared at one of Florida's largest homeless shelters. Some of the biggest names in the...

Authorities inspect the damage at Cat Cora's Kitchen inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Atlanta, after part of the restaurant's ceiling collapsed. (@Naturally_DaBay via AP)

Part of the ceiling collapses at Atlanta airport restaurant

Feb. 13, 2020 7:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Part of a restaurant ceiling collapsed inside Atlanta's airport Thursday, leaving a large chunk of it draped over countertops in the dining area. One person was taken to a hospital, and a second person was treated at the scene, airport officials said. The collapse happened shortly before 8...