Even with Michigan restaurants reopening this week, the industry is far from recovered.
Some places can’t even afford to open at 50% capacity, and even then, you can’t hire back all of your staff with only half the customers. In short, restaurant workers are hurting.
Food photographer Jeff Hage of Green Frog Photo has a passion for the industry and the people in it, considering that he’s worked with them every day for years. He wanted to help, and what better way than to take some photos?
Working with local restaurants, Hage put together a cookbook of 28 recipes for dishes, drinks and desserts that the chefs make for their families at home — all accompanied with a professional, high-quality photo. It's called Chefs At Home.
Some of the recipe contributors include: Chris Perkey, Osteria Rossa; Jeremy Paquin, Grove/Essence Restaurant Group; Kelsey Winter-Troutwine, One Twenty Three Tavern; Laurel Schippert, Food Stylist; David Ringler, Cedar Springs Brewing Company; Jenna Arcidiacono, Amore Trattoria Italiana; and many more.
All proceeds are going to laid off restaurant workers, distributed through the American Culinary Federation and directly through restaurants. You can buy the PDF for $16 or a soft-cover book for $28. Just go to chefsathome.care.
If you’re tired of making the same food and want to spice up your dinners and drinks at home, this is the perfect opportunity to add some new excellent, approachable dishes to your arsenal.
As the website says: “The proceeds from your purchase will go to assist their coworkers that are struggling. Let us share our love language with you.”