Honey Butter Fried Chicken in Chicago and Honey & Co. in London have a lot in common. They’re making crave-worthy food, have cult followings, and are working hard to be mindful businesses. In the first half of the show, host Kerry Diamond talks to Christine Cikowski, co-founder of Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Their menu alone is a reason to visit them in Chicago, and so is her story of building an employee-focused business. Then, we’ll be talking to Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of London’s Honey & Co. restaurants about their take on Middle Eastern food and their latest cookbook, Honey & Co. At Home.Plus, stay tuned to find out who Mariam Parker, the Executive Director of the Austin Food & Fine Alliance, thinks is the Bombe.Thank you to Emmi cheese from Switzerland and Le Cordon Bleu for supporting Radio Cherry Bombe.
Christine Cikowski is the Executive Chef and Managing Partner of Honey Butter Fried Chicken, and she co-founded Sunday Dinner Club.
Episode Highlights:How Christine got into the restaurant industry [1:40]Why she learned how to cook [3:00]The Sunday Dinner Club mission [7:30]The idea of "exceptional service" [11:00]HBFC employment practices + business philosophy [13:00]How treating your team well impacts your bottom line [17:10]More from Christine: HBFC (Website, Instagram) | SDC (Website, Instagram)
Seth sat down to explore Chicago's fried chicken community with chefs Josh Kulp and Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Josh and Christine share their fried chicken philosophy, inspirations and we tried out their Baconfest dish - bacon grits with buffalo hot sauce and sweet sweet fried chicken chunks.
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