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Tagged with “chefs” (3)

  1. Don’t call Wolfgang Puck a celebrity chef: Marketplace Corner Office

    You’ve probably heard the statistic that 90 percent of restaurants fail in the first year. That’s not true. It’s actually more like 60 percent in the first three years. But the sentiment still holds. It’s really hard to open a successful one and even harder to make one last.

    So how did an immigrant with no high school education, let alone a culinary school degree, become the most famous chef in America and build an empire worth over $400 million? It’s a harrowing story that involves poverty, abuse, child labor, a firing or two, an attempted suicide and huge heaping helpings of gumption, drive and stick-to-itiveness.

    Wolfgang Puck is widely considered the first modern celebrity chef. But don’t say that to his face.

    —Huffduffed by smokler

  2. Why There’s Too Few Cooks For New York City’s Elite Kitchens : The Salt : NPR

    New York is famous for its food scene, but lately, the once-overflowing pool of potential chef applicants has begun to run dry. The reason? It’s a pricey town to live in, and for chefs obsessed with local ingredients, smaller towns with vibrant food cultures and closer ties to surrounding farms are looking way more appealing.

    —Huffduffed by smokler