The Park Restaurant Bemoans Today’s Work Ethic

"Mise en place"
"Mise en place" Photo: Irina Slutsky/Flickr

“We are restaurant people, living the restaurant lifestyle where work is the currency of respect … Unfortunately, the new generation of cooks has been trained differently. I think looking tough by sporting tattoos has replaced being toughened by hard work.”—Josh Siegel, owner of Echo Park’s The Park Restaurant, on how hard it is to find good help these days in his weekly email newsletter. [ESLA]