“Top Chef” and Uber Eats, a marriage that remains on our stomachs – Liberation


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With the temporary closure of restaurants due to the Covid, the M6 ​​program created a test for developing take-out dishes, in partnership with the delivery platform. But the alliance, first of reason, has become uncomfortable by the message it sends to restaurateurs and the public.

In February 2021, in the midst of restaurant closures due to Covid, the production of Top chef, the ultra-followed culinary program of M6, had decided to replace the test of the restaurant war (which traditionally sees candidates who must create an establishment from scratch, from the menu to the decoration) compete with a test of development of take-out/delivery dishes. Dishes that were subsequently available on the Uber Eats platform. Originally, the thing was rather well seen, not only because it was right in the mood of the moment but also because it foreshadowed something more permanent, a kind of shift towards a time when food served in restaurants would no longer be eaten only, precisely, in restaurants, and where more and more chefs trained in fine cuisine were going to have fun with more street food-oriented dishes, more conducive to delivery than those that require cooking ultra-precise or a sauce added at the very last moment.

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Except that what was the clever adaptation to the news, a kind of marriage of convenience (which we thought was temporary) between a show to which we lend…


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