How Chef Jordan Andino defines Filipino food

For one of the nation’s leading Filipino chefs, Jordan Andino combined his successes in professional kitchens and seized an opportunity to introduce America to the real flavors of his heritage.

“In short,” he said, there are

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From Food Truck To Phenomenon: How Chef Teach Found Nationwide Success During A Pandemic

From Food Truck To Phenomenon: How Chef Teach Found Nationwide Success During A Pandemic

2020 was a devastating year for the restaurant industry. According to the National Restaurant Association, restaurant and food-service sales were $240 billion below its 2020 pre-pandemic forecasts. 

Despite the impact that COVID had on the industry, there were a few who swiftly made changes to their business model and found success, even when the world seemed to be crumbling around us. Chef Derrick Turton (also known as Chef Teach) of World Famous House Of Mac, for example, was one of them. The South Florida restaurant helped to provide food for first responders, offering delivery of mac and cheese beyond the city, to Brooklyn, Los Angeles and Tallahassee. 

The former music manager of Pitbull was inspired after the death of his father to change the direction of his life. Teach attended culinary school in 1998, but began his professional career in the music industry, where he managed Pitbull for more

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Foodbeast’s New Live Cooking Series Is UFC Meets Iron Chef

Foodbeast’s Kitchen League: Challengers Vs. Champs is coming to Twitch.TV as the world’s first-ever live-streamed cooking series on a major platform. A truly live cooking competition series with a sprint towards a final showdown sounds intense. Who’s going to burn their protein? Who’s going to undercook their rainbow risotto? Who’s knife skills are going to falter and leave a pinkie finger on the cutting board? Who’s going to make it to the finale and then go down in a blaze of glory?

Live stream aside, the show sounds like a fun respite from the usual cooking competition shows we already know and love. Each live stream, airing on Twitch.TV/Crown, features a mix of real-deal chefs, Tik-Tok-famous cooks, and Twitch-famous cooks facing off against each other in their home kitchens. Host Elie Ayrouth, publisher and co-founder of Foodbeast, is the master of ceremonies and calls each match like a

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‘Top Chef’ Portland contestant Gabriel Pascuzzi thinks the show will help boost the city’s image

For Gabriel Pascuzzi, one of two Portland-area chefs competing on “Top Chef” Season 18, having the show finally come to town in 2020 provided a much-needed boost for the local food scene. “It’s kind of the perfect timing,” Pascuzzi says, in that the cooking competition series, which airs weekly on the Bravo cable channel, gives Oregon food and dining a positive national spotlight.

In a recent phone interview, Pascuzzi also sounded a bit wistful about “Top Chef” not being able to film in Portland “during normal times.” Instead, the Bravo series came to the Rose City during September and October of 2020, when measures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus forced many restaurants to close, or pivot to takeout-only. For food professionals in Portland, the pandemic has often meant lost jobs, financial hardship and unprecedented challenges.

“I think ‘Top Chef’ will definitely help,” Pascuzzi says, because of its

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