Small Business Spotlight: Taste Buds Kitchen

How a cooking class franchise is surviving the pandemic and engaging with the community Editor’s note: A member of our staff has a personal connection to the main source of this story.  Standing six feet back from outside the customer’s house, Scott Andersen, owner of Taste Buds Kitchen in Palo Alto, watches as excited kids…

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Supporting the Frontlines: Exploring a Relief Program for Local Businesses and Hospitals

As countless businesses have started to plummet as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the restaurant industry has been hit especially hard. “We saw our sales drop by 80% in less than four days when we started [to shelter in place],” said Rocco Scordella, owner of two restaurants in Silicon Valley, Tootsie’s and Vina Enoteca. …

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