WoodSpoon, a food delivery service offering home-cooked meals, opens in N.J.

An on-demand meal delivery service linking local chefs with people craving home-cooked meals announced its expansion to New Jersey this week after a successful trial run in New York.

Woodspoon enables customers to order food delivery from home chefs that includes everything from family meals to Michelin-star worthy creations.

According to Woodspoon, the home chefs specialize in a variety of cuisines, and the company handles business logistics like payment, packaging materials and delivery service.

A meal for two typically costs between $20-$40, Woodspoon said. It is ultimately up to the home chefs to price their dishes, although Woodspoon recommends competitive prices. The chefs keep their earnings.

Customers must pay a service fee that goes to Woodspoon to help cover payment transactions, packaging in eco-friendly containers, reusable bags and delivery,” according to the company.

In New York City, Woodspoon has a network of 250 chefs, who can create a profile

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Ada County food service inspections July 13-19, 2021

Central District Health conducts annual inspections of food service establishments in Ada County. Items listed correspond to risk factors that are most often associated with foodborne illness. Additional items are evaluated during inspection. For details, go to cdh.idaho.gov/eh-food-inspections.php. Southwest District Health makes similar inspections in Canyon County.

Country Donuts, 10358 W. Overland Road, Boise

10*, 23*

Egyptian Market, 10352 W. Overland Road, Boise

13*, 15*, 23*

Forerunner Cafe Mobile Espresso and Deli, 3640 W. Chinden Blvd., Garden City

2*, 21*

IHOP, 3525 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian

10*, 15*, 16*

Maverik, 3080 S. Five Mile Road, Boise

10*

Red Bench Pizza, 2826 S. Eagle Road, Suite 100, Eagle

16*

Stinker Store, 4849 N. Meridian Road, Meridian

22*

Sweet Tea Living, 99 E. State St., Eagle

28*

The STIL (processing), 13 S. Latah St., Boise

16*

Yogurtz Grill, 1560 N. Locust Grove Road, Meridian

15*

*Violation(s) corrected.

Key to Violations

1

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Cooking with PAM | Pamela’s Food Service Diary

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Funny thing about that red and yellow can of PAM — she’s a gas. Well, actually she’s a spray. And serving as the face for PAM as it’s my natural birthright, given the moniker — and June is this Pam’s birth month — it might be an appropriate time to talk about “Pam,” a most food-forward name.

Pam Adamo of Grant City said her husband’s friends used to say, “You’re dating a girl named Pam? Oh, so like PAM in the can?”

Ha ha ha ha ha — yes, I am well-acquainted with that “canned” humor, Pam Adamo.

And now, a word about the elephant in the room — the real PAM in the can.

Pam

Pam Adamo from Grant City, not PAM in a can. (Courtesy of Pam Adamo)

STICK WITH PAM

The cooking spritz came about in the late 1950s, the brainchild of Leon

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Ada County food service inspections May 4-10, 2021

Central District Health conducts annual inspections of food service establishments in Ada County. Items listed correspond to risk factors that are most often associated with foodborne illness. Additional items are evaluated during inspection. For details, go to cdh.idaho.gov/eh-food-inspections.php. Southwest District Health makes similar inspections in Canyon County.

Chinatowns Quik-Wok, 361 W. Main St., Kuna

15*, 23*

Coyne’s LLC, 676 E. Riverside Drive, Eagle

16*

Dickey’s BBQ Pit, 2845 E. Overland Road, Suite 190, Meridian

10*, 21*

Dutch Bros Coffee, 1351 E. Fairview Ave., Meridian

10*

Mi Casa Restaurant, 3223 E. Louise Drive, Suite 108, Meridian

16*, 23*

Mongolian, 362 S. Eagle Road, Eagle

15*

Sonic Drive-In, 1535 Celebration Ave., Meridian

23*

*Violation(s) corrected.

Key to Violations

1 Insufficient food safety knowledge.

2 Certified Food Protection Manager — accredited course.

3 Illness/communicable disease reporting required.

4 Improper restriction and exclusion of ill food service employees.

5 Insufficient vomiting and diarrheal

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