This week, President Trump announced the formation of a council of CEOs and business leaders he said will provide the White House with advice for reopening the economy as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on and as Trump agitates to get the nation’s businesses humming again. Among the 200-plus invitees were two dozen from the food and beverage world, a list that included mostly chiefs of chain restaurants, including McDonald’s and Starbucks, and large manufacturers such as Coca-Cola — with the notable exception of four restaurateur/chefs: Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud.

The roster, announced by the White House on Tuesday night after a hasty, chaotic process that left a number of participants unaware that they were being named to it, immediately drew

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