Los Angeles-primarily based chef Michael Voltaggio just lately donated $10,000 to vegan restaurant Crossroads Kitchen just after winning the 1st spherical of a cooking competitiveness on the Foodstuff Network’s Event of Champions. The culinary competitiveness present presents skilled chefs an prospect to contend to win even though supporting a restaurant of their picking with considerably-needed cash. “I’m participating in for Crossroads. It is a plant-dependent restaurant here in Los Angeles,” Voltaggio claimed on the present. “The chef there is a pricey friend of mine, and I never want to see these places to eat go away.”
Voltaggio was the winner of the sixth season of the Foods Network’s Top rated Chef. Even though he is not vegan, Voltaggio was a visitor chef at Crossroads in 2018 and developed a 5-training course tasting menu for the restaurant that highlighted his inventive plant-centered normally takes on usually meat-centric Italian dishes, including a vegan Smoked Beet Osso Bucco.
“It’s been a rough calendar year, to say the the very least, and this means the earth to us. Michael has been a excellent mate to Crossroads from working day a single and he wrote the introduction to our cookbook. We are really grateful,” Crossroads Kitchen founder Tal Ronnen advised VegNews. “His restaurant, ink., was 3 blocks away when it was open and we became very good close friends and cooked at quite a few functions jointly, including Coachella. The $10,000 will enable spend some bills, such as the new patio we experienced to make [due to] COVID-19.”
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