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The Quotable Andy Ricker

Pok Pok's Andy Ricker presents and argument for why the restaurant industry is anything but "sexy or provocative," offering highlights from his career-long resume as proof. On his first job, as a dishwasher in Vermont: "I scrubbed burnt-on cheese from enamel fondue pots, soaking wet from head to toe in the dish pit, while the alcoholic chef screamed at the waitresses and threw pans at the cooks. He made Béarnaise sauce that smelled like his armpits." [Esquire]