Where in the World is the Capstan of the U.S.S. Maine?

In my New York Times feed this morning was the link to the headlines from February 15, 1898. Chief among them was the following: The Maine Blown Up Terrible Explosion on Board the United States Battleship in Havana Harbor MANY PERSONS KILLED AND WOUNDED All the Boats of the Spanish Cruiser Alfonso XII, Assisting in …

Cook it Raw Charleston: Middleton Place

It's been 2 years since Cook It Raw came to Charleston, and it remains the single most impactful event of my culinary career. An annual gathering of the culinary world's best and brightest, Cook It Raw seeks to remove chefs from their kitchens¬†and plant them in different surroundings. Meditating upon the meanings of cuisine and …

The Post Flood State of Love and Trust

Yesterday, I posted links for anyone in the community affected by this weeks' flooding. But as the floodwaters begin to recede, we begin to assess the extent of the damage done. It's become immediately apparent that our Lowcountry local partner farmers, fisherman, and delivery agents have all been affected by the flood as much as …

Please Share: Available Assistance & Resources for Those in Need

As we're digging out and cleaning up after a pretty hairy weekend it's natural as leaders, chefs and hospitality providers that we ¬†focus on getting our operations back up and running. It's easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole of apprehension and the unknown if we look up for a second and try to …