The Color Code of Conduct

The Color Code of Conduct

Erin Wade was confident she ran a feminist business. As the co-founder and owner of Homeroom, a casual restaurant that now has three locations in California’s Bay Area, she prided herself on her company’s high percentage of women in leadership, its transparent...
The Long Game: Guy Savoy

The Long Game: Guy Savoy

–With reporting by Alexandra Michot It’s been 55 years since Guy Savoy stepped nervously into the kitchen of chocolatier Louis Marchand to begin his first apprenticeship, and 43 years since he opened his first restaurant on a quiet street in Paris’ 16th...
The Dream of a 40-Hour Work Week

The Dream of a 40-Hour Work Week

Chef hours have been notoriously extreme for pretty much as long as there have been restaurants. Is that just part of the job or is it a lack of imagination? A lot of people in the food world are very, very excited about Vyn, for all of the typical reasons that people...
The Economy of Desire

The Economy of Desire

Is this the moment when restaurants finally adopt dynamic pricing? And if so, what does it say about us? There is this bar in San Diego, California that used to game the price of its tequila shots. In 2016, the Blind Burro (we don’t name these places, folks, we just...