Andrew Talks to Chefs

SPECIAL REPORT #36: David Nayfeld on the Changes that Need to be Made

Episode Summary

David Nayfeld expands on his recent Business Insider piece that identified a number of aspects of the restaurant industry that need to be addressed as they begin to reopen.

Episode Notes

Last week, David Nayfeld chef-partner at San Francisco's Che Fico, wrote (with Larissa Zimberoff) a Business Insider piece that addressed--in uncommon, unflinching honesty--aspects of the restaurant industry that he believes need to change post pandemic. The article addressed everything from livable wages to the creation of a sanctioned apprenticeship program to the what the cost of a restaurant meal should be to support sound food production and employment practices.

David joins Andrew on today's show to expand on the ideas expressed in his article. It's a refreshingly unvarnished, unfiltered conversation that industry professionals will find cathartic and civilians will find educational.

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Photo of David Nayfeld by Nelson Murray.