Thursday, February 11, was not Lex Grant’s day.
The chef arrived at her commissary kitchen at 5:30 a.m. to find it had flooded fully. At 1:30 p.m., she needed to be on the Pearl District bar River Pig with sheet trays filled with rice and peas, cabbage, and Jamaican beef patties for her 2 p.m. pop-up, Miss Winnie’s Kitchen. The kitchen at River Pig was too small to accommodate all of the cooking she needed to do, and she or he wanted to share it with the bar’s present employees; she had no concept the place to cook dinner now. She began frantically calling the proprietor of the area and her coworkers, however nobody had woken up. It was time to assume on her toes.
Grant is used to adapting to new or difficult environments. The chef has labored for basketball participant Carmelo Anthony since October 2016, touring with him