Yes March Madness indeed! We have so much going on we just can’t wait to share it with you, so without further, delay let’s get right to it.
First up, we want to call attention to a great cause and fundraiser that we will be involve with out in Chicago.
CULINARY FUTURES CHICAGO
COCKTAIL HOUR AND SILENT AUCTION SUPPORTING C-CAP
Sunday, March 16th, 5:30 – 7:00pm
You are cordially invited to join us at the Culinary Futures Chicago Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction to support C-CAP, as we aim to raise money to help change young people’s lives!
Learn more about Culinary Futures Chicago
If you would like to support Culinary Futures but are unable to attend the event, please send your donation to: C-CAP PO Box 60885 Chicago, IL 60660 All proceeds from this event will benefit C-CAP. Careers Through Culinary Arts Program is a national non-profit organization that works with public schools to prepare at-risk students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Next up this month, you can reach out and get hands on with Scott, Mike and Randy well, er, not them..the knives, as they will be demonstrating Ergo Knives and Accessories at The International Home & Housewares Show March 15th -18th in Chicago.
The International Home & Housewares Show
The International Home + Housewares Show offers you the opportunity to see first-hand consumer lifestyle and product trends for all areas of the home, both inside and out, under one roof at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Come out and see Mike, Scott & Chef Randy as they demonstrate the best knives on the market. South Building, Booth #S1460
Chop Talk Chef’s Spotlight
In this edition of Chef’s spotlight we are highlighting a very unique chef with a very unique name, ‘Stretch.’ @STRETCHartist To say that Stretch is eclectic is an understatement.
STRETCH believes there is a common thread between art, food and music, they cross all cultural boundaries. This vision is why he opened Grinders, Grinders West and CrossroadsKC at Grinders music venue in the Heart of the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, Missouri. Grinders has been an accumulation of STRETCH’s travels and life experiences — a food-art-music-fusion inspired by places like punk club CBGBs, Maxs Kansas City, night clubs, and classic dive joints with quality food and a fun atmosphere and was highlighted on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive In’s & Dives. A great experience at a great price whether you’re an artist, government official, lawyer, a musician, or a clown.
Some of Stretch’s Sculptures
You can see more of Stretch’s sculptures on his website: www.stretchsculpture.com
On Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Creating the menu for Grinders was an obvious choice for STRETCH. He didn’t want to starve and missed his East-Coast roots filled with Philly cheese-steaks and NY-style pizza, the idea of Grinders was born. Infusing the menu with his artistic flair, specialties like the Death Wings, the Chili Bomb Pie and Grinders Signature Hot Sauces were created as well as featured on the FOOD Network.
This weeks recipe is a video recipe (we love when that happens) from Stretch with Guy on Guy’s Big Bite, making what’s called the Le Hog Pizza, one of Stretch’s masterpieces from Grinders.
Stretch and Guy are using the Ergo Pro Series 7” Santoku knife here. <~Click for more information.
And last up, but certainly not least, are the ongoing adventures of Chef Randy, who will be appearing with the Ergo/Costco Road Show this month at the following locations, so mark your calendar and come out and say hello…you never know, you may even see your picture here in one of our next installments!
March 27th-30th 2014
Costco Special Event – In Store
April 3rd-6th 2014
Costco Special Event – In Store
Till next time,