Spitzer’s Corner Sued by Former Cook Over Wages

The corner in question.
The corner in question. Photo: Gavin Thomas

DNAinfo says Edward Kim, who worked in the Spitzer’s Corner kitchen for roughly ten months, is suing the Lower East Side spot for allegedly paying him a “poverty wage.” Kim says he stuck around because he was promised a culinary education, in addition to the low pay. Instead, Kim says he was stuck doing menial tasks: “Now I realize they exploited me to get basic kitchen labor for next to nothing, for as long as they could … I feel like they’ve set me back on my dreams.” Ten months is a long time to spend chopping garlic. [DNAinfo]