It's time to face the facts: if you want to open a restaurant that is a) not ginormous, b) not in Las Vegas, and c) does not serve donkey sauce, you are not going to ever be a millionaire. Sorry to disappoint.
It's been a bode for female chefs this month, after Acquavit'sEmma Bengtsson landed a second Michelin star for the restaurant. She's only the second female executive chef to have two Michelin stars under her belt (the first being Dominique Crenn in San Francisco). Turns out, Bengtsson almost didn't take the job in the first place. With the wave of her success, it's safe to say now: no more excuses, lady chefs.
Bocuse d'Or 2015 -- aka the Olympics of fancy chefs -- is just around the corner, so buzz away about the big announcement this morning. Grant Achatz of Next and Alinea (maybe you've heard of them?) will preside as the "honorary president" over the panel of judges during the competition.
The only thing that drove this election cycle more than the heated rhetoric and partisanship — indeed, the most important factor of this election — was money. Big ol’ piles of it. And as Fox News so gladly reports, a sizeable percentage of President BarackObama’s fundraising was aided by the presence of celebrity chefs. Let’s be clear, though, that this would have never happened if it weren’t for Obama’s fan base including many, many celebrities. But who are the top chefs who can claim indirect responsibility for adding to Obama’s war chest? Read on, because trust us — it’s changed a lot since we last covered this.