Angela Dimayuga



Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Based in New York, Angela Dimayuga is the Creative Director of Food and Culture at The Standard International.

Like many chefs who are working to change the industry for the better–including making sweeping changes in the kitchen culture that isn’t good for women OR men–Angela Dimayuga has already made a significant impact by voicing her opinion of what she calls “kamikaze kitchen culture.” As she told GRUBSTREET:

“We’ve been consciously planning to make our work-life balances more sustainable. I want it to be part of our dialogue for our mental health and happiness. It takes unlearning bad habits. It’s also just that you can do better work when you’ve tried to sleep or eaten a proper dinner. We’re not martyrs — that’s not cool, and it’s not sustainable. The way restaurants have been, historically, is that killing yourself is considered admirable. It’s a kamikaze, basically — what are you doing?”

 

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