Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 173: Alfred Portale (Portale, NYC); Dame's Patricia Howard & Ed Szymanski on Requiring Indoor Guests be Vaccinated

Episode Summary

Alfred Portale (Portale restaurant, NYC) discusses his storied career and current success. Patricia Howard & Ed Szymanski (Dame, NYC) on Requiring Indoor Guests be Vaccinated

Episode Notes

One of the most influential contemporary American chefs, Alfred Portale, joins us to discuss his early, formative days; the Italian-American influence on his culinary sensibility; and the pleasures of opening his current restaurant, the self-titled Italian restaurant Portale in New York  City's Chelsea neighborhood. (Alfred also happens to be the chef who gave Andrew his big break, when he hired him to coauthor his first cookbook.)

And in The Line-Up, our news and commentary segment, Patricia Howard and Ed Szymanski of Dame restaurant in New York City, discuss their recent decision (also made by several other chef/owners) to require proof of vaccination for indoor diners.

And in our jobs-of-the-week segment, we share some of the great positions our sponsor Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions (BMRS) is currently looking to fill.  (Andrew Talks to Chefs listeners are encouraged to reach out to BMRS at the special, dedicated email address created just for you at

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