Local-food delivery service Crave Hospitality is partnering with a North Carolina chef to bring “elevated Americana” food to the Treasure Valley.
Crawford Cookshop has just opened on the Crave delivery platform. The cookshop is chef Scott Crawford’s spin-off of his Raleigh restaurant Crawford and Son.
“Last year I reconnected with an old mentor of mine (Crave co-founder) Scott Howard, and he was asking how we were doing with curbside and delivery and I mentioned that we were doing really well,” he said. “So he said together with some partners he created this whole concept and so we got to talking and I flew out, and I loved Boise, and I loved what they were doing.”
Crawford says this will be distinct from his east coast bricks and mortar location.
“I created this concept for delivery separate from my restaurants, and it’s called Crawford Cookshop. And it’s basically elevated comfort food, recognizable Americana.”
Crawford was one of the first restaurants announced for the Crave platform, but is just now formally launching. More than a dozen restaurants are now on the Crave app.
Crawford Cookshop will serve a variety of American dishes including, Pimento Cheese Burger, Classic Chicken Pie, and Organic Peach and Quinoa Salad. Crawford says the must-try item is the Short Rib Meatloaf.
“The menu that we do for delivery is very much designed to maintain its integrity during the delivery process,” he said. “What we do here at Crawford and Son is probably just what you would consider a little more composed because it’s not traveling. So a lot of the recipes and the style of food was developed during our pivot last summer, and it went so well and it was so well received.”
Crawford is new to the delivery service world but says what Crave has done is “a lot of fun.”
“We’re seeing technology become a really big asset for us right now,” Crawford said. “And we’ve learned a lot from these pivots, and we’re just pulling that all together. It’s creating a lot of opportunities for both the consumer and chefs.”