Show 530, June 17, 2023: Chef & Co-Host Andrew Gruel with “Ask the Chef”

Chef Andrew Gruel of Big Parm and the Calico Fish House

Our own Chef Andrew Gruel, the menu-maker behind the recently launched, full-service Calico Fish House (in the Sunset Beach area of Huntington Beach) and also the founder of Big Parm (New Jersey-style pizza) in the Mess Hall in Tustin provides another timely and informative Ask the Chef” segment where Chef Andrew responds to listeners thoughtful inquiries.

When you use your Visa or MasterCard for payment at your favorite restaurant there are actually only a few firms that do the bank processing and the fees to the restaurant keep escalating. Some restaurants are now even adding on a credit card fee if plastic is used for payment. What’s going on? We’ll “Ask the Chef.” Chef Andrew’s tip: If you give your server his/her gratuity in cash they get it immediately and you save the restaurant paying that (3 to 5 percent) credit card processing fee on the tip. Everyone wins.

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