Restaurant Recipe Management; Josh Sharkey's Meez
Burning ideas get snuffed out in the miasma of defeat. But it's also defeat that sometimes raise simple ideas to brilliance.
Mis En Place is a kitchen phrase that means "everything in it's place". The generation of a digital method to manage recipes for a restaurant is here and there are quite a few ways to manage your mis en place. When Josh Sharkey lost his bible of culinary notes gleaned from some of the top kitchens in New York it set in motion the need to develop Meez a recipe tool for the professional Chef.
Josh began cooking in restaurants around age 16 then went on to culinary school and cooking full-time. As was, and still is, the custom in many professional kitchens, everything you learn is kept in your own little spiral notebook. Its where you kept your ideas, what you were learning, and what you were eating and tasting. For Josh, one little spiral notebook turned into 2, then 5, and soon, more than he could count. This was the genesis of a recipe and note keeping software called Meez.
Epic and Rock n Roll – Black Rhomb
This is Richard Melman, founder of the Chicago based multi-concept restaurant group…Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises with over 120 restaurants in operation now and several more on the drawing board.
The conversation, at times, sounded just like a couple of guys who haven't talked in awhile. Each reminiscing about the old days. But there are also peeks into how the mind of this very creative and successful restaurateur views surviving and flourishing in a very tough industry.