Forked: Towards a New Standard for American Dining | Saru Jayaraman
Where: The 92nd Street Y, New York
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $29
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James Beard Leadership Award winner Saru Jayaraman reveals what’s really going on behind restaurant kitchen doors — and shares her vision for the future of the restaurant.
We look at a review to get to know a chef. We look at a menu to learn about ingredients. But there are few places to look to meet the people who get our food onto the table, and few of us are looking. Saru Jayaraman dissects what we don’t talk about when we talk about restaurants: is the busser kept from promotion because he has an accent? Is the line cook working through the flu because he doesn’t get sick days? Is the server smiling away sexual harassment because tips are her only income? Amidst the persistently low standards for worker wages and benefits, a new class of restaurateurs is working to make sustainable food and sustained employees a mainstream dining expectation. Jayaraman offers a new way of thinking about how and where we eat.Buy tickets/get more info now