These are the final results of driving to Ithaca and back in the same day. We participated in an interesting round table up at the hotel school at Cornell, ostensibly about menu development and really about a variety of issues that are cropping up in the restaurant industry today. It gave us lots to think about and after two long drives on top of days of travel, our brains are fried. We'll post more about the round table tomorrow.
We'll just leave you with this question to ponder, interestingly, the theme for the Star Chefs Congress next weekend. What exactly is the responsibility of the chef? The basic answer is creating and executing great food and all that entails, the more complicated answer encompasses education, responsible sourcing, staffing, and safety. So what do you think? What is the responsibility of a chef or a restauranteur in these modern times?