Might certain often-overlooked populations be part of the solution to the ongoing staffing shortage in the restaurant industry?
Speaking from deep personal experience, chef Franklin Becker joins Andrew for this Special Conversation about the compatibility of people on the autism spectrum with restaurant-kitchen work. That subject leads to a free-flowing discussion of other populations (e.g., ex-cons) who have successfully thrived as pro cooks, as well as thoughts on training and management of one’s entire team. Please listen and share!
As mentioned on the show, here are links to a couple of organizations that offer job-placement services for people with autism:
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