Month: June 2015

The Hideout Kitchen & Cafe, Lafayette

It’a story that I love to tell…it all started from an ad placed on Craig’s List for a line cook.   I met and interviewed a young boy from the Philippines (19 years old at the time) and I hired him on… Read More

Etiquette vs. Manners

Etiquette vs manners – do you know the difference? Do you know how to set a table? How do you hold your fork and knife to cut food? Where do you place your utensils when you are resting? Where do you place… Read More


Is a comprehensive fun-filled five day, day camp, where essential life skills are taught by Jen Cazares, who brings over 30 years of gourmet cooking and baking experience. Young chefs will learn the art of the preparation, cooking and presentation of food…. Read More

from little star cafe archives

“Dining Around With Gene Burns” GraceAnn Walden sits in for Gene Burns on KGO AM810’s “Dining Around With Gene Burns”. Restaurant reviews; Marc and Jennifer of Little Star Café in Walnut Creek, a kids’ café with good food. For more than 20… Read More