Rising Talent 2021 Semifinalists

TAOP Staff /

2020 was a year like no other. A global pandemic took a human and economic toll, with restaurants and the hospitality industry being hit especially hard. Mass layoffs, temporary and permanent shutdowns, pivoting to delivery models, and donating free meals to healthcare workers were just some of the things that took place in hotels and restaurants across the country. Everywhere you looked, there were stories of struggle and heartbreak, but there were also stories of hope — moments that reinvigorated that passion for cooking and hospitality.

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