The Branded Chef and The Fifteen Minutes of Fame Game

Well well, here comes ‘Captain Karl – Our Famous Chef’. And what is he running around with so desperately that his very behind is burning? Oh! Pork Shanks with Sauerkraut! For which we are urged to act like a football team – huddle and signal! Rush through center! in order to get a plate.

And where does Captain Karl the Famous Chef work? Why at Maders Famous Restaurant. It is easy to know it is famous, for Famous is its middle name.

And thank goodness for Duncan Hines. The man, that is – the restaurant reviewer, who once was a real man, not the name of a brand of instant cake mix. If it were not for Duncan’s recommendation, it is possible that Maders might have to take the Famous out of their name.

I have to wonder what a ‘large Schnitzel Bank Chart’ is, and why I could get it for FREE and why I would want it, but this is just part of the major and minor mysteries (sic) involved with branding a chef. Like cattle, chefs are sometimes branded (though the cattle today are more usually ‘tagged’ through the ear, which seems much less painful!) but mysteries, sadly, do not always equal long-lasting magic.

With cattle, the intent is to show ownership. With chefs, it may be so – but it is also for the purpose of obtaining that so-desired fifteen minutes of fame, which can pay off in more than fifteen minutes worth of big bucks.

Ask Duncan. Duncan who? Duncan Hines. You know, the cake mix guy. It worked for him.

But I’m not so sure it worked for Karl.

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Speaking of sauerkraut (which I actually don’t do all that often) I serendipitously came across an interesting post today on making kraut out of whole cabbages which you might enjoy – just click.

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And now, with help from my friend Postcardy (see link to visit her site in the comments section below, and please do – I think you’ll like it!) I know what a ‘Schnitzel Bank’ is . . .

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3 thoughts on “The Branded Chef and The Fifteen Minutes of Fame Game

  1. Michelle, I’ve been collecting them for a while now! 🙂

    And now, thanks to Postcardy, I know what a Schnitzel Bank is. And I’ve found an example of it on You Tube! Am adding it to the post – thanks so much for the lead, Postcardy!

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