By Rick Paulas Cross-posted from KCET Food. In her new book “Behind the Kitchen Door,” Saru Jayaraman takes readers through a horrific. Behind the Kitchen Door has ratings and 96 reviews. Neil said: This is an worthwhile book talking about an important and widespread issue. While I’m. Behind the Kitchen Door. Saru Jayaraman . York Postpublished several articles documenting sexual harassment in restaurant kitchens in the United States.

Author: Mezijin Faugor
Country: Pacific Islands
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 26 November 2007
Pages: 45
PDF File Size: 8.87 Mb
ePub File Size: 18.73 Mb
ISBN: 950-8-71091-854-1
Downloads: 22497
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Taugami

In Behind the Kitchen Door, she makes the case that a sustainable food model should include paying a living wage to those who prepare and serve our food in restaurants. Blending personal narrative and investigative journalism, Jayaraman shows us that the quality saur the food that arrives at our restaurant tables depends not only on the sourcing of the ingredients.

The book includes worker profiles, stories of ROCunited successes, and suggestions for what the average restaurant eater can to do help.

Behind the Kitchen Door: Saru Jayaraman, Eric Schlosser: : Books

But Jayaraman also gives us positive tales of restaurant owners who treat their staff with common decency and fair wages. The premise of this book is a good one. Behnid am left with the feeling that, as in Europe, U. The author gives statistics, anecdotes, and leaves the reader with a better understanding why so many people devote their lives to restaurant work in jayaaraman of the working conditions and ill treatment from their bosses.


While reading this book, I took extensive notes which were then culled to develop this review. The author is director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center which sponsored many of the surveys that the data is based on, so I am not sure I believe all the numbers. Behind the Kitchen Door relayed story after story of jayaramn low wages, no decent benefits including sick leave or health insurance, stolen tips, sexual harassment and blatant racism and sexism.

Get fast, free sarh with Amazon Prime. Her need to physically describe each person she profiles is a distracting mystery. Yet supporters still expect the initiative to pass. The stories were redundant after a bwhind examples but the worst part was the constant compliments about ROC. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. It was so much more. Please read this book and pass it along to friends.

The personal stories were good but not written in the most compelling way.

Russell Street Deli also boasts of a very diverse staff. However, sustainable food has to mean more than that, because food isn’t really healthy if it’s served in restaurants where abuse, exploitation and discriminatory labor practices are commonplace.

What can and should be done by the average consumer? If you love food and you love restaurants, this will make you very angry. You savor the food, while feeling good that you are contributing to a better world. Blending personal narrative and investigative journalism, Jayaraman shows us that the quality of the food that arrives at our restaurant tables depends not only on the sourcing of the ingredients. Food workers really don’t get paid what they’re worth.

Related Posts  ASTM E2315 PDF

Behind the Kitchen Door

The bombings were terrible and everyone was in a state of disarray after. But do we care? This book can be repetitive at times.

I found this to be a very engaging look at the issues of justice and equality in the world of restaurant workers. So with help from allies, workers began to organize to help one another.

A Social History of U. Yes, ROC is doing great work and its influence is spreading throughout the country. And some restaurant owners are just not roor employers. Saru Jayaraman, who launched the national restaurant workers’ organization Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, sets out to answer these questions by following the lives of restaurant workers in New York City, Washington, D.

A Excellent information given in a rather repetitive, uninspired style. Jan 05, Skyler rated it it was amazing. What are the financial costs of fair employment practices? It gives the book a much-needed optimistic lift when she describes the victories that the organization has achieved – otherwise the book could get weighed down by how abused kirchen workers are. I would only re This book was certainly eye opening.