When Aaron Chan joined the PeasOnMoss podcast to share the story of the Mon Hei Bakery in Seattle, WA, the city’s first Chinese bakery, he explained that a documentary was being created about his grandfather’s food start-up and the mission to bring affordable Chinese pastries to the West Coast. You’ll get to hear the full story of the bakery, the fire, and the business’ work in the six years since the tragedy next week. And keep an eye out on Instagram for updates about Mon Hei and where you can get their pastries (or order them for your next event).
The coronavirus pandemic has struck us hard, but I’ve been amazed by how we have come together to support wherever we can. If you are able to donate, there are various nonprofits for restaurants and hospitality industry workers, including World Central Kitchen, Mercy Chefs, Big Table, and the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund. Find out about your local community efforts to support small food businesses and continue to be active. I’m looking forward to seeing you in person at a future conference, but for now, I am proud to be able to still bring you these podcast episodes and am grateful for the support and friendship of this community.