This collection of low grade photos offers a glimpse of kitchen action at RAW:almond 2014 thus far. Culinary talent depicted hail from these fine Winnipeg eateries: Bistro 7 1/4, deer + almond, Deseo Bistro, Diversity Food Services, Elements the Restaurant, Lobby on York and Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Cyrus Smith lives in Berlin.
Filmed January 31; the eighth night of RAW:almond marked the fourth night in the kitchen for Chef Scott Bagshaw of Deseo Bistro.
Mandel misplaced his headlamp, so this entry a bit dark. He reflects on the second night of RAW:almond service and on his first night on ice. The spirited chef strategizes on keeping warm, describes adjustments to his system, and declares, “The cold’s not going to get to me, I’m going to find a way to make it work no matter what”. Watch to the end for its poetic finish.