Forbes: Norristown Chef Bares All in Campaign to Help Hospitality Workers During Pandemic

Bailey Dickerson

Chef Keith Taylor, whose new restaurant in Norristown is expected to open in late 2020, recently bared it all for a campaign meant to benefit hospitality workers impacted by the pandemic, writes Tara Nurin for Forbes.

Taylor participated in a photoshoot for Elverson-based Revivalist Spirits distillery wearing nothing but a chef’s hat and holding two racks of ribs in his hands to cover his privates.

The shoot was staged at a parking lot near his business partner’s craft distillery in Norristown. And while the shoot started off without drawing any attention, once a nearby disturbance was resolved, the naked chef suddenly found plenty of curious eyes on him.

“All of a sudden all these people are asking, ‘What’s that Black guy doing standing in front of that distillery naked wearing a chef’s hat?’” laughed Taylor.

He added that at least one woman applauded and several passersby took pictures.

However Taylor did not mind since it was all for a good cause. For every Instagram like and Facebook share of the pictures, Revivalist Spirits will donate $1 up to $5,000 to Hospitality Assistance Response of Pennsylvania.

Read more about the campaign at Forbes by clicking here.