Why Line Cooks Like Me Aren’t Going Back

If an extra $300 a week in unemployment is enough to keep us out of kitchens, it should tell you something about our lives.

“Hey Kenny, did you see BJ’s text about going back to work?” This was in May 2020. After receiving a message from the general manager of the wine bar where we worked as line cooks, I called each of my coworkers to see how they felt about returning to the kitchen after sixty days of […]

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