Every chef has a story tell. It seems that the best way to give eager fans a glimpse of their behind-the-scenes lives is to sit down and write a memoir.
The latest chef to jump on the memoir bandwagon is Joe Bastianich, who mans his family's restaurant empire in New York City. Joe, the son of famous chef Lidia Bastianich, shares the challenges his family faced when opening their cluster of New York restaurants: Babbo, Lupa, Esca and Del Posto. Joe's upcoming memoir Restaurant Manwill be released in May.
Staff shortages are hitting the hospitality sector hard, prompting some restaurants to look outside the industry to train those without restaurant experience for life in the kitchen. Andrew Friedman finds out more.