Earlier this morning, Food & Dining Magazine featured an APRON Inc. status report: “Serving Those Who Serve You.”

“APRON Inc. has been a fixture helping our restaurant service family members in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area for years. APRON directly helped several Bristol Bar & Grille employees when dire circumstances arose. As long as there is an APRON, we at the Bristol will be eager to help them with their mission.”
— Tim Quinlan, general manager at Bristol Bar & Grille (Highlands).

Bristol Bar & Grille (Highlands location) is next up for APRON Inc.’s Chef in a Box promotion, but first the bigger picture.

Food & Dining Magazine continues to preview the coming week’s Chef in a Box offering. It’s a tasty fundraising project dating to the summer of 2020, which benefits APRON Inc.’s ongoing grant program.

APRON Inc. was created in 2011 to help provide financial relief to food and beverage industry workers in the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area who find themselves in need during times of crises. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, APRON Inc. has stepped up with a far greater volume of assistance to local workers than ever before.

Here’s how Chef in a Box works.

Each week up to fifty people can purchase a Chef in a Box for $50, which actually aren’t boxes but reusable bags provided by APRON Inc. Participating eateries keep $25 toward expenses, while $25 goes to APRON Inc. toward its ongoing grant program.

The contents of Chef in a Bag vary according to the establishment’s specialization and creativity, but you’ll always be able to view the menu in advance and know what you’re getting.

Typically there’ll be tasting selections for two; perhaps a favorite dish of the chef’s, or maybe a meal kit.  Participating eateries also are encouraged to include a gift certificate, coupon, or promotional materials.

Chef in the Box Q & A

    • How do I order the box? You contact the featured restaurant directly.
    • When do I call? You can place your order starting on Friday prior to the restaurant’s featured week.
    • Is it pickup or delivery? Each restaurant makes that decision, but usually it’s curbside pickup only.
    • How much are the boxes? $50.
    • How many boxes does each restaurant sell weekly? 50 boxes, although some have allotted more.

And now, the main attraction for the coming week.

CHEF IN A BOX for TWO, $50, pickup June 30 and July 1, 2021: Bristol Bar & Grille (Highlands), featuring Chef Edoardo Bacci


Nachos-house made pork rinds, green chilies, Monterey jack, cheddar, bacon, guacamole, sour cream




Fricassee- braised chicken thigh, mushroom, fingerling potatoes, preserved lemons, fresh herbs




House made banana bread, Nutella mousse, raspberry coulis



Bonus: A $25 gift card for future use





To order: Call 502.456.1702; the Bristol Bar & Grill’s Highlands location is CLOSED on Monday & Tuesday, so PLEASE leave your order information and callback number, and management will get back with you.

Pick up times for Chef in a Box: Pick up is Wednesday 30 June and Thursday 1 July, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Bristol Bar & Grill in the Highlands at 1321 Bardstown Road.

(All photos by Dan Dry)