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People

Chef Q&A: Maaemo’s Success Starts With Its Staff

2 years ago

Bang respects but rejects today's celebrated chef culture, however, his commitment to the essentials and transparency around his decisions have (rightly) exalted him and Maaemo to the role models they are today.

People

The Harassment Stories Keep Coming, So Now What?

2 years ago

Restaurant work conditions won't be changed by revelations of harassment by bold names. The industry needs to create dynamics where good behavior can flourish and bad behavior is addressed, period.

People

Papa John’s Founder and CEO to Step Down in January Following Protest Criticism

2 years ago

This means the creepy commercials will go away, right?

People

Restaurant Owners and Managers Shouldn’t Get a Cut of Tips

2 years ago

Tip pooling is not a good way to level the pay imbalance between front and back of house. Solid wages and pransparent pricing offer the best option for this.

People

Employee-First Strategies to Keep Restaurant Harassment From Turning Into Lawsuits

2 years ago

TLDR version: Be professional, despite the surroundings that may not be. And don't drink like it's going out of style, either.

Independents

Ken Friedman’s Times Takedown Details Key Problems Facing the Industry

2 years ago

Ken Friedman is the latest industry boldface name to face accusations of inappropriate and abusive behavior, and has stepped away from his job as a result. As these stories continue to come to light, we must work to identify the underlying problems to repair the damage and move forward.

Chains

McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant Faces Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

2 years ago

It's not just high-profile restaurants where harassment can flourish. It's wonderful to see nearly powerless kitchen staff get the backing they need to speak out about egregious behavior.

People

Mario Batali Steps Away From His Businesses Following Sexual Harassment Reports

2 years ago

Many acknowledge today is a dark day for the restaurant industry. Now we need industry leaders to continue to come forward to address and remedy these types of unhealthy and illegal workplace behaviors.

People

Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry Is Pervasive and Unchecked

2 years ago

Hourly workers have few protections and small businesses have limited resources to manage complaints and police bad behavior. It's a perfect storm for harassment.

Independents

One of America’s Best Independent Pizza Joints Just Sold for Less Than $700,000

2 years ago

We'd love to see independents valued at a much higher level than this.

People

Chefs Look Beyond Cookware, Building Lifestyle Businesses

2 years ago

Chefs and the restaurants they create are firmly ensconced in pop culture — so much so that they've made the leap into fashion. We sure did pay $45 for a t-shirt from this collection.

People

This Year’s Eater Awards Have an Activist Edge

2 years ago

There's a progressive theme in many of Eater's national awards this year, helping to prove that food, people, and politics are inseparable.