How pandemic bento boxes became care packages and a new business model

Growing up outside of Tokyo, Chef Kenji Miyaishi’s mother used to send him off with bento boxes of onigiri rice balls, karaage fried chicken, tamago-yaki egg omelets and vegetables from her garden.

Now, as he’s pivoted his upscale restaurant in Napa, California, to prepare and deliver bento boxes amid the pandemic, he says he aims to serve with the same values of precision, culture and care his mother did.

Chef Kenji Miayishi. Credit Bob McClenahan (Bob McClenahan)
Chef Kenji Miayishi. Credit Bob McClenahan (Bob McClenahan)

Bento boxes can be traced back to the Kamakura period in 12th century Japan, and this year — with restaurants relying on takeout and delivery — they’ve become a relevant and culturally authentic way for kaiseki chefs across the country to stay in business.

And some chefs say, at a time of uncertainty, the boxes have also come to symbolize nurturing and comfort.

“Bento is usually made by a mother for her children

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Always Best Care Signs New Master Franchisee To Spearhead Development In Canada

Leading Senior Care Franchise Announces Launch of New Territory in Ontario

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today that it has awarded a Canadian Master Franchise territory to Steve Kelly. As part of the master agreement, Kelly will oversee Always Best Care’s franchise development in Canada, specifically in the province of Ontario, and will be responsible for driving the brand’s growth throughout the region. Kelly is also opening the company’s newest location in Oakville, Ontario, located at 710 Dorval Drive, Suite 115. Always Best Care of Oakville will provide award-winning senior care services to communities such as Mississauga, Burlington, Hamilton and Milton.

Always Best Care Logo (PRNewsfoto/Always Best Care)
Always Best Care Logo (PRNewsfoto/Always Best Care)

“We’re happy to welcome Steve on board to oversee our franchise development and

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How pandemic bento boxes became their own care package and a new business model

Growing up outside of Tokyo, Chef Kenji Miyaishi’s mother used to send him off with bento boxes of onigiri rice balls, karaage fried chicken, tamago-yaki egg omelets and vegetables from her garden.

Now, as he’s pivoted his upscale restaurant in Napa, California, to prepare and deliver bento boxes amid the pandemic, he says he aims to serve with the same values of precision, culture and care his mother did.

Kenzo Napa Head Chef Kenji Miayishi.Bob McClenahan

Bento boxes can be traced back to the Kamakura period in 12th century Japan, and this year — with restaurants relying on takeout and delivery — they’ve become a relevant and culturally authentic way for kaiseki chefs across the country to stay in business.

And some chefs say, at a time of uncertainty, the boxes have also come to symbolize nurturing and comfort.

“Bento is usually made by a mother for her children

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Bryce Hall Is Taking Care Of Business

Bryce Hall is an angel investor, an entrepreneur and he hosts a new financial podcast, Capital University.

Wait, what happened to Bryce Hall?

He is one of the most popular creators on TikTok. As a member of the TikTok collective, The Sway House, he has grown his social media following to 26 million across all platforms.

Hall has been known as a controversial TikToker for much of his career. He has gotten arrested. The Mayor of L.A. shut off his power because he hosted a party during quarantine. And he’s been involved in countless beefs with other creators.

So, where did this new Bryce Hall come from?

Hall said, “I never really showed anybody the business side of me. That’s originally why I started the podcast. Coming up from social media, and blowing up on TikTok,

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Orbis International Releases First-Ever Guide for Creating Simulation Training Programs for Eye Care Professionals

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On World Sight Day, leading eye care NGO Orbis International announces the release of its Simulation Center Manual, a new practical implementation guide for training hospitals and teaching institutions looking to create and run their own ophthalmic simulation centers and training programs. Like all Orbis resources, the manual is available free of charge to ensure that eye care professionals in low- and middle-income countries – where the prevalence of vision impairment is four times greater than in high-income regions – can benefit from it.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8632852-orbis-releases-first-ever-guide-for-creating-simulation-training-programs-for-eye-care-professionals/

Just as pilots learn to fly planes through simulation training before taking off from the runway, simulation training in ophthalmology allows eye care teams to build their skills and confidence safely before progressing to real-life surgeries. Simulation training can benefit every member of the eye care team – including

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Despite five-week delay to open 2020, Madison took care of business in its district, and season, opener

Madison didn’t have room for error when its season and district opener fell on the same day last week.

Despite the unusual offseason due to COVID-19, Madison coach Marcus Gates didn’t see his players skip a beat in the 35-19 win over Maypearl, which gives Madison a head start in District 7-3A Div. I.

Entering the game with only a scrimmage against city-rival Carter, Gates said it was important to have a team that was able to physically ready and conditioned to go the entire game. Having his team in the best physical shape possible was a big factor in the Trojans’ win over Maypearl.

“I saw a team that was well conditioned and excepted well on special teams,” Gates said. “If we keep that going and replicate that, we should be fine.”

Gates said his players were excited to finally get to play but reminded his team that they

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Girls tennis: Cards take care of business against Flyers, Bemidji awaits in quarterfinals

Alexandria’s win not only served as a confidence boost moving forward but also punched a ticket to a much-anticipated rematch against Bemidji on Thursday.

“We wanted to start fast and play well right away, so the pressure would be on (Little Falls),” Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said. “We did that up and down today. One of the goals I try to set for the girls is every time we play somebody weaker; I want us to learn something new. I like to say that if you win 6-0, 6-0, you didn’t learn anything because you didn’t try anything new. Make mistakes and grow in matches like these.”

Alexandria’s No. 1 singles player, Briana Holm, has been a shoulder for the Cardinals to lean on all fall. Match in and match out, she faces the best each team has to offer. On Tuesday afternoon, she beat Tori Gottwalt 6-1, 6-1,

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