In this episode of One On One With, we’re having a conversation with Chuck Cundiff, general manager of retail, catering and concessions with Tulane Dining by Sodexo. At Tulane University, classes have just started, but places like Bourbon Street are still eerily quiet as the devastation of the pandemic marches on. Chuck found a cool way to partner a campus dining food truck with local restaurants that were suffering from the pandemic, and in some cases would have been completely shut down. We’ll find out about the diverse menu options that came about, from Egyptian food to Creole-Vietnamese and classic comfort foods like burgers and ice cream.
Chuck also talks about growing up in New Orleans with a group of neighborhood friends who all ended up working in the food world, and then later pulling that community together again in the current crisis, something that could be even worse than the wreckage left by Hurricane Katrina. The resilience of the city is truly inspiring. Let’s hear Chuck’s story.
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