My husband, John, reached out to Shep Gordon a few months ago about CrateChef after hearing him interviewed on Marc Maron's podcast and watching the documentary "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon". If you are not familiar with Shep Gordon, he has managed a long list of musicians, entertainers and most notably for us, chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Emeril Lagasse. His experiences in the entertainment industry are fascinating. He is also known for being a person of integrity and honor hence the Yiddish nickname mensch. When John heard back from Shep, he mentioned that he had just spent time with John Tesar our current Chef. Coincidence? Maybe. Small world, for sure.
We were able to speak with Shep yesterday about CrateChef and business in general. I'm continually surprised by the journey Rebekah and I are on with CrateChef. When we decided to form a partnership and commit to building this subscription box business, I never would have imagined that we would have the opportunity to talk with someone with Shep's experience and knowledge.
What or who will tomorrow bring? Who knows? But we're ready to rise above all the noise. Thanks for the advice, Shep.
Photo by Jesse Dittmar
Summer is made for driving and Rebekah and I are hitting the road tomorrow! We are headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to meet our next Chef. I don't want to give anymore away, but we are super excited to partner with him and share his love of Louisiana cuisine and culture with you.
Rebekah's behind the wheel which I guess means I’ll need to pay attention to the navigation. It’s about a eight hour drive from... Read More
Fireworks, parades, picnics, concerts, baseball games and barbecues. Fourth of July is my favorite time of the summer. I won’t get too political here, maybe nostalgic is a better word. As Americans, we will commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago declaring that the thirteen original colonies were a new nation. Growing up in one of the original colonies, Connecticut, I was keenly aware of this history and extraordinary past. It... Read More