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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Restaurant workers find respite in late-night soccer tournament

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 9:10 AM

As a waiter at La Cocina Mexican restaurant in Mebane, Cesar Arturo Flores Valadez has got a tough set of feet. His nine-hour days include the tedium of wiping sticky food scraps off dining tables and repeatedly hauling bus bins back to the kitchen sink and its soggy vapors, all while never letting his friendly smile falter. He says he loves it. On weekdays, he’s out by 10 o'clock at night. By 10:30 p.m., he’s kicked off his slip-resistant work shoes and has laced up a pair of cleats. As captain of recreational soccer team Equipo La Piedad F.C.,...

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Former Frazier's chef joins Piedmont

Posted By on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 11:05 AM

After a nationwide search, the Piedmont restaurant in Durham announced today it has hired Jeffrey Satterly of Frazier’s in Raleigh as the new Chef de Cuisine. According to Jamie DeMent, one of the partners of Eno Hospitality Group, which owns the Piedmont, hiring a new chef entailed not only interviews but also a “local Iron Chef-style” competition. “We showed up with ingredients and (the chefs) created meals,” she said.The challenges were held at Piedmont’s sister restaurant, Zely & Ritz in Raleigh, which is also owned by Eno Hospitality Group. The group opened Zely & Ritz eight years ago to create...

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