How I Gave My Heart to the Restaurant Business

How I Gave My Heart to the Restaurant Business Starting with an interview at the Cauldron of Peace Health Food Restaurant continuing through her early apprenticeship at the JW Exotic Food Emporium for every bite you take you need a passport th

  • Title: How I Gave My Heart to the Restaurant Business
  • Author: Karen Hubert Allison
  • ISBN: 9780880015226
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Starting with an interview at the Cauldron of Peace Health Food Restaurant, continuing through her early apprenticeship at the JW Exotic Food Emporium for every bite you take, you need a passport , through her brief career assisting a famously difficult television chef, Kitchie tries to follow her dream of opening a small, charming restaurant in the country It s a dStarting with an interview at the Cauldron of Peace Health Food Restaurant, continuing through her early apprenticeship at the JW Exotic Food Emporium for every bite you take, you need a passport , through her brief career assisting a famously difficult television chef, Kitchie tries to follow her dream of opening a small, charming restaurant in the country It s a dream that seems possible with the help of Gunnar a blond Russian Scandinavian hunk with bad English, a taste for gambling, and a gift for making money whom she meets at a wandering street fair where she sells gourmet sandwiches and he purveys bad art Together, Gunnar and Kitchie open a private dining club in a rented Brooklyn Heights brownstone After they re run out by the neighbors, it s onto bigger and terrifying heights, where corporate food vendors can elevate a rising star and famous food critics can snuff it out Kitchie and Gunnar work, make love, work, and work some and every golden, exhausting success pushes Kitchie farther and farther away from her dream.

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    • Stephen says:

      Who better than the former owner of a three-star restaurant in New York City to write an insider's-view novel about struggling to success in the restaurant business? Karen Hubert Allison and her husband (and chef) Len owned Hubert's on Park Avenue at 63rd. This little novel tells the story of Kitterina Kittridge who left graduate school in fine arts for operating her own business selling sandwiches at farmers' markets and street fairs. From that beginning, she and an odd business partner/romanti [...]

    • Becca says:

      It was an okay book- some parts of it were funny, but the rest felt a little jumbled. It is a quick read though

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