We had a few questions about Busy Chef, the new enterprise moving into the Food Maestro space at 60 Henry Street in NoHe. It is not affiliated with Oven, which will be opening in the Afcionada space soon. BC’s marketing guru Michael Burak answers here:
BHB: Is the team behind Busy Chef the same as those behind CornerOfCranberry/Food Maestro/Aficionada?
Burak: No, they only lease the space from them.
Are they connected in any way with nabe restauranteur Nando Ghorchian?
No, there is no connection.
What is the background of those behind Busy Chef, where else have the worked in the food business? Anywhere we’d know?
Everyone connected is a seasoned restaurant professional. The team has a combined 50 years of experience. They come from well known restaurant groups. A formal announcement will take place in two weeks.
Is Busy Chef partnered with Blue Pig? What about the Cranberry Place?
The Busy Chef has no affiliation with the Blue Pig, but is under contract to provide food and bakery items for events at Cranberry Place.
What supermarkets are teaming up with Busy Chef?
The Busy Chef will announce the second week of April two Supermarkets in New York which it will be partnered with.
Do you forsee this becoming a chain?
Other locations are being developed as we speak. But, the company is focused on basing it’s operations, production, and manufacturing in Brooklyn.