Hi folks, Chef G. here. Today I’m taking a break from my duties as host of The Chef G. Cooking Channel in order to substitute for Gregblood here on Cycle365. The man known as The Czar of the Monthly Challenge is a great guy and a natural born leader. Like many natural born leaders, he has a huge ego. In fact, his ego is so huge that he has at least three alter-egos to assist him. I am one of those alter-egos.
Of course, The Czar likes to lead by example, as evidenced by his ridiculously large number of posts. But he also knows that a true leader is able to delegate some of the workload to his most trusted underlings. That’s where I come in. I don’t think he could have chosen anybody more qualified for today’s project than ME, Chef G. (Just look up there at the top of this page and you’ll see one of the many awards I’ve earned for my chef-ing skills.)
I’ve been assigned to take you on a tour of local restaurants that represent the finest cuisines from around the world. Sure, this town has McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Taco Bell, Jimmy John’s, Appleby’s, and other fine nationally-known chain restaurants, but those aren’t the places that make Hastings, Minnesota an international destination for food excellence. No, that reputation comes from its locally owned eateries with somewhat authentic dishes and fairly well-trained chefs.
Thank you for joining me on this tour. I’m sure I’ll be a guest host again, since I AM quite an acclaimed celebrity chef. So I hope to see you all again in the very near future. Sincerely,