Under the Toque: Daniel Boulud to Man a Food Truck (For a Day); The Real Deal Behind Celebrity Chef Hotel Restaurant


Christina Tosi, the pastry chef for the Momofuku empire, was named as one of T Magazine‘s Nifty Fifty, a roundup of “America’s up-and-coming talent,” for such creations as her signature cereal-milk panna cotta.
[T via Eater]

Why are so many celebrity chefs opening hotel restaurants? Apparently, the trend reflects a severe downturn in both businesses. The deals are typically worked out as management contracts or percentage rent deals.
[The Real Deal via Grub Street]

Just as David Chang did a one-off food truck to promote NBC New York’s new website last year, Daniel Boulud will reportedly man a food truck on February 8 to promote the launch of NBC’s new restaurant website.
[Midtown Lunch]

David Selig and partner Chef Andrew Field are interested in opening a Rice in the West Village, but rents so far have been too high. They’re also planning to open a coffee and breakfast truck in Rockaway sometime in the spring.
[Grub Street]

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