30 min

ASHLEY CHRISTENSEN: CONFIDENCE AND COMPLICATIONS TAKE AWAY ONLY

    • Food

COVID-19 has forced North Carolina chef and restaurateur Ashley Christensen to downsize her company from 280 employees to 28 to 2. Only Ashley and her Executive Director (and wife, Kaitlyn) remain. With 6 closed restaurants and an events business whose bookings have all been cancelled, hear what Ashley is doing to keep her laid off team insured, why she's cut her own salary completely and maintaining a sense of resolve and stability amidst an ever changing landscape of new legislation, draconian loan programs and endless forms to interpret and fill out. As stress levels soar, Ashley reminds us to prioritize kindness and reveals which food she's been cooking at home for the first time in 20 years. 

COVID-19 has forced North Carolina chef and restaurateur Ashley Christensen to downsize her company from 280 employees to 28 to 2. Only Ashley and her Executive Director (and wife, Kaitlyn) remain. With 6 closed restaurants and an events business whose bookings have all been cancelled, hear what Ashley is doing to keep her laid off team insured, why she's cut her own salary completely and maintaining a sense of resolve and stability amidst an ever changing landscape of new legislation, draconian loan programs and endless forms to interpret and fill out. As stress levels soar, Ashley reminds us to prioritize kindness and reveals which food she's been cooking at home for the first time in 20 years. 

30 min

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