Downtown Charleston chef and sculptor meld old-world design with new style of meal service | Raskin Around

Restaurants across the country have set up outdoor seating areas, sometimes grudgingly, in deference to municipal regulations and customer demand. Downtown Charleston chef Robert Berry has taken the format further and constructed what amounts to an en plein air kitchen, with stations for prepping, cooking and washing up.

The centerpiece of the Cannonborough-Elliotborough project, designed to facilitate small-scale weddings or the family festivities connected to grander affairs, is a wood-fired oven.

Unlike the Neapolitan ovens which have emerged as standard equipment at high-end pizza joints, the oven that Berry and local ceramicist Fiorenzo Berardozzi are building is meant to be multifunctional. Berry will be able to bake bread in it one day and then shovel out the ashes to grill a goat alongside it.

“There are endless possibilities,” says Berardozzi, who also constructed the brick oven at Husk. He makes his own kilns to fire the tableware that’s a favorite of Charleston restaurants. “This is like something you see in the Italian countryside.”

Downtown Charleston chef and daughter deal with pandemic by baking bread for those in need

Since the start of the pandemic, countless food-and-beverage professionals have fled the industry, while others have decided to stay on the path they were following prior to the public health and economic crisis, albeit

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Chef Paul shares recipe for Ground Turkey Ragu Pasta, healthy meal prep ideas – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

Today on Indy Style, Chef Paul Dickens of Paul’s Kitchen joined us with some of his simple family favorite meals! He shared his recipe for Ground Turkey Ragu Pasta (which can also be served over spaghetti squash) and some meal prep inspiration for when you’re eating healthy.

Ground Turkey Ragu Pasta


  • 2 Tbs Oil  
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 1 Carrot (diced) 
  • 1 Celery (diced)
  • 3 Cloves Garlice (diced)
  • 1 Tsp Dry Thyme 
  • 1 Tbs All Purpose Seasoning 
  • 1 Lb Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 Cup of Dry Red Wine
  • 28 oz Jar of Marinara
  • 1 Lb Pasta

Private|Personal Chef

Enjoy a delicious meal in your own home. You and your guest(s) are able to enjoy an intimate private dinner while being catered to in the comfort of your home. When Chef Paul is done you’ll have a sparkling kitchen and home filled with the aroma of freshly prepared foods.

Corporate & Small Catering

Relax and enjoy your next gathering or party. Instead of being in the kitchen cooking and cleaning, Paul’s Kitchen will handle it all. Includes: menu planning, shop, prepare, serve, and clean up included.

Chef Paul will be live on Instagram Live tonight at 7:30pm EST with Adrianne Wagoner from

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