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The Daily Prep List 06.09.2022


Chefs are making big dough amid labor shortage

New York Post 6/8

The demand for experienced restaurant staff has put salaries on a fast boil – with pay skyrocketing as much as 75% and one recently hired chef scoring a $400,000 deal, Side Dish can report.

Fast-food workers to rally in LA, protesting unsafe working conditions

Pasadena Star-News 6/8

Hundreds of fast-food workers who say they’re enduring wage theft and unsafe work conditions plan to gather at Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday, June, 9, seeking support for a bill that proposes new regulations for the industry.

Food Industry Policy

‘They don’t even know this law exists’: A new alcohol rule hangs over state bars, restaurants

Los Angeles Times 6/9

By the end of summer, every bar and restaurant employee who serves alcohol in California must obtain a new certification.

Solvang Planning Commission recommends new rules to address food trucks

Santa Maria Sun 6/8

Food trucks have become a staple throughout the county, pulling up at events and festivals year-round, but Solvang’s been without a clearcut ordinance governing exactly where and when food trucks can and cannot operate. So on June 6, the city’s Planning Commission supported adopting a set of rules for vehicular purveyors of victuals. 

On the Side

Why are chefs in Europe serving up California cuisine? They explain its appeal

Los Angeles Times 6/9

California-inspired restaurants and cuisine are blooming across the Atlantic. In London alone, several California chefs have planted roots in the last year. European cooks are also embracing California cuisine in their own ways by combining it with local tastes.

Taco Bell’s Vision of the Future Includes High-Tech Dumbwaiters & Lots of Drive-Thru Lanes

The Spoon 6/8

I’ve always been fascinated with dumbwaiters. An elevator built specifically to deliver food between floors of a building, the dumbwaiter is an idea that is both ridiculous and fascinating.

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