Find out Why the Michelin Darling Grace Abruptly Closed This Week

Find out Why the Michelin Darling Grace Abruptly Closed This Week
  • Grace’s closure is an example of the complicated relationship of chef and restaurant owners.

  • Closure of Michelin darling, Grace, is a hard hit on Chicago’s restaurant scene.

After a five-year run, Grace, one of two of Chicago’s highest rated Michelin restaurants, has closed abruptly on Wednesday.

he drastic decision took place after head chef Curtis Duffy and general manager Michael Muser confirmed they were parting ways with the restaurant.

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Documentary “For Grace” to Grace the Screen at Foodable.io Film Festival

Documentary “For Grace” to Grace the Screen at Foodable.io Film Festival

By Mae Velasco, Custom Content Manager

The restaurant industry is assessed for its consistency — in quality, in taste, but all too often, we forget that foodservice is turbulent, even choleric, as it is an industry that is entirely human and thrives on catering to people. And as we know, the essence of man is far from consistent.

Foodservice isn’t as clean-cut as its meal prep. The kitchen is heated beyond its food, stoves and ovens: chefs have a fiery passion, tempers flare, risks are high, and ideas are constantly sparked.

These are the stories that make the restaurant and hospitality segment, and these are the stories that make the Foodable Film Festival, the evening part of the Foodable.io agenda.  

“The Foodable Film Festival is specifically focused on the stories of our industry that invoke passion and education, which is what makes this event so special to the restaurant and hospitality space,” says Paul Barron, CEO and Founder of Foodable. “In fact, we are on a mission to help foster a new genre for filmmakers around the world. Our mission is lofty but achievable. We plan to reach 100 films and 10,000 film festival attendees by 2020.”

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First Annual Foodable Film Festival Kicks Off This May in Chicago

First Annual Foodable Film Festival Kicks Off This May in Chicago

If you’ve been following along, you’ve probably already familiarized yourself with Foodable.io, Foodable’s upcoming event for restaurant industry professionals taking place in Chicago on May 20th, the day before the NRA Show kicks off. This interactive event is unlike any other in restaurant trade, and comes in two parts: interactive panel sessions to start the day (what we’re calling Food Theory), and, in the evening, the first annual Foodable Film Festival. Both parts aim to bring individuals together not only to network, but also to become educated in an entertaining way about issues, trends, and movements affecting the foodservice industry of today and tomorrow. It’s this reason that Food Theory will be open only to approved restaurant industry professionals and select media, as space is limited, and with knowledge comes power — to make a change or, at the very least, get the ball rolling.

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