Four unique food businesses launched during the pandemic and more

Michael Oldfield makes homemade cappelletti at his M.O. Pasta in the Hungerford Building in Rochester Friday, May 6, 2022.

Michael Oldfield makes do-it-yourself cappelletti at his M.O. Pasta in the Hungerford Making in Rochester Friday, May perhaps 6, 2022.

Hello buddies,

Over the weekend I go through the to start with novel I have encountered that involved the early times of the pandemic in its plot.

It took me again to the time in which we started putting out the D&C from our respective property offices — which was just unfathomable at the time. When I was not doing the job, I put in a large amount of time doom scrolling on my cell phone and zoning out on Netflix.

That is why I locate it amazing that any person completed much of nearly anything in that time period of time. But rather a couple folks in Rochester’s foods scene produced strides towards fulfilling their dreams t. I’ve interviewed dozens above the past few months and will be writing some of their stories in the upcoming weeks.

Chef Cordero Rivera loads ground beef onto a New York chopped cheese taco at TacoDero's weekly Taco Tuesday pop-up at Flour City Station in Rochester.

Chef Cordero Rivera masses ground beef on to a New York chopped cheese taco at TacoDero’s weekly Taco Tuesday pop-up at Flour Town Station in Rochester.

Most not long ago, I featured 4 cooks who possibly misplaced their careers or their companies in 2020 and introduced new businesses that keep on to enhance Rochester’s food scene:

• Michael Oldfield went from working for some of Chicago’s best dining establishments to starting M.O. Pasta, which focuses on fresh new pasta and pasta kits.

• Cordero Rivera went from cooking for hip-hop artists and NBA gamers in New York City to starting TacoDero, a pop-up operation and food truck that focuses on birria tacos.

• Kim Roth, Rochester’s have reality Tv set chef, went from obtaining misplaced two employment to serving her innovative sushi in a tiny food trailer referred to as the Back Alley Grill.

• Dave McDonald had to near his aspiration cafe, and subsequently introduced a business identified as Dope Munchie Crew, which helps make chewy, massive, sweet-and-salty cookies.

Read about them below and scroll down for additional food items news. Wishing you a delicious 7 days!

Tracy Schuhmacher, foods, drink and culture reporter

Right until up coming 7 days, maintain up with Rochester’s meals scene in the RocFlavors section of the D&C, or on my Instagram @rahchachow.

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This short article initially appeared on Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: 4 exclusive foods corporations introduced all through the pandemic