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Copper & Heat

57 EpisodesProduced by Copper & HeatWebsite

James Beard Award-winning podcast exploring the unspoken rules and traditions of restaurant kitchens through the stories of people that work in them.


Understaffed & Undocumented w/ Teresa Montaño

In this episode, we’re headed to Los Angeles to talk with Chef Teresa Montano about her experience opening two restaurants and trying to find staff in a time when there aren't enough cooks and there's a crackdown at the border - two overwhelming issues that overlap and make life hard for chefs and restaurant owners. David Yaffey-Bellany, reporter for the New York Times business desk, joins us to break down the complicated context on a national level. 

More info: 

“Hiring Is Very Hard for Restaurants These Days. Now They May Have to Fire.” by David Yaffey-Bellany

National Immigration Law Center

“What To Do If Immigration Comes to Your Workplace”

“What to Do If ICE Raids Your Workplace” by Leila Ettachfini on VICE

“Restaurant Owners Grapple With Hiring Undocumented Immigrants” - Morning Edition   

This season is sponsored by Pared. Copper & Heat listeners get 30% off their first gig. Use the code COPPER when booking. 

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