Gregory Gourdet is the latest Portland chef to bring his food to the quarantined masses via live streaming. The director of culinary operations at Departure, who recently left the line at that restaurant's kitchen to work on his first cookbook and open his own restaurant, will stream the first episode of the Sage Restaurant Group show, Keep Calm and Cook On, Tuesday, March 31st at 5 p.m. at the Instagram handle, @gg30000. He’s also on a very different kind of cooking show right now, Top Chef: All-Stars season 17. The pressure, we imagine, is considerably higher when cooking for Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons.
Heavily-medaled Le Pigeon and Canard chef Gabriel Rucker is also in the IG streaming game at @ruckergabriel, every Wednesday and Friday at 6 p.m. and Sundays at noon. If you miss the livestream, you’ll still find the recipes to Rucker’s dishes (pork chops to steam burgers to taco Tuesdays) saved in his feed.
Vitaly Paley, chef/owner of Paley’s Place, Imperial, and Headwaters, is focusing his Instagram streaming show on quarantine cooking (i.e. cooking with non-perishable items) and answering viewers’ kitchen questions in real-time. As a reminder, Paley has trained some of the city’s most talented chefs (including Rucker), so this is a rare opportunity to glean some of the man's cooking genius. You can find him streaming every Friday at 5 p.m. at @vit0bike.