Fake Chefs, Invisible Chefs, & Student Chefs As Props
From shameless promotion to shameless self-promotion: At last night's Iron Fork event, which was really lots of fun, Adrienne "The World's Fakest Chef" Calvo took to the stage (as a shill for Panda Kitchen) and, once again, impersonated a chef. As soon as she left the stage, Ms. Calvo could be seen hovering with the camera person while checking that the footage came out well. It really should be illegal for people like this to put on a chef jacket.
Doug Rodriguez had to drop out of being a judge at the Iron Fork contest because of "prior commitments". You would think running a brand new dining establishment, along with two others, might be what was meant by "commitments", but it was not. Maybe D-Rod was hanging out in Key West with Norman Van Aken, wondering why their restaurants aren't doing better.