The booming restaurant scene is good news for diners, but tough on local restaurateurs looking to hire top talent in the kitchen. Our region’s not alone: around the country, good chefs and other kitchen staff are in high demand. We explore what it means for eating out in our area.


  • Jackie Greenbaum Owner, Jackie's, The Quarry House, El Chuco, Bar Charley, Slashrun
  • Robert Wiedmaier Chef and restaurant owner, Marcel's, Brasserie Beck, Brabo and Mussel Bar & Grille.
  • Erik Sherman Journalist

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