Show 459, January 22, 2022: Chef & Co-Host Andrew Gruel of Slapfish with “Ask the Chef”

Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel of the Slapfish Restaurant Group provides another timely and informative “Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries.

It’s the start of yet another challenging year for chefs and restaurants.

Dealing with uncertainty is a daily obstacle. We’ll get an informed update on the current state of affairs for chefs and restaurants. Managing multiple concerns is the order of the day. Is more desperately needed Federal Aid (replenishment of the quickly exhausted funds from the Restaurant Relief Act) for small, independent restaurants even a possibility?

What Chef Andrew suggests is that small businesses need better access to capital. A Federal program of low interest loans to aid struggling restaurants through the (hoped for) last chapter of the pandemic would be a positive move. Also, a reinstatement of the Employee Relief Credit would be helpful.

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