Tour de Fork is instead a Milanese trio composed of the photographer Claudia Castaldi, the designer Stefano Citi, and the cook Davide La Grotteria, who organizes events and themed dinners. They also design objects, remodel spaces and offer workshops around the theme of food. Each month, the team organizes a dinner for between 9 – 15 people.
While its base may be in San Francisco, the Ghetto Gourmet movement has truly gone global, and for over 5 years now has been offering 4-course dinners along with entertainment in the form of music, dance and literature.
For lovers of Vietnamese cuisine, check out the Leelu Supper Club in London, which offers cooking classes as well.
For anyone in New York, The Whisk and Ladle organizes dinners prepared by three chefs in a four bedroom loft apartment.
Instead, if you’re in Los Angeles you shouldn’t miss the events put on by the Supper Liberation Front, a team of chefs who love great food but who are trying to win the battle against LA’s sky-high restaurant prices.
And finally, in Berlin there’s the The Shy Chef. As inferred by the name, this chef has been trained internationally and has substantial experience, but wants to jealously guard his/her identity. All the better to get people talking about his/her events on all kinds of culinary blogs and specialized magazines.
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.