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What's Going To Happen to My Favorite Restaurant? Chef Massimo Bottura, Chef Amanda Cohen, Chef Kwame Onwuachi in Conversation with Esquire’s Jeff Gordinier

Chef Massimo Bottura, Chef Amanda Cohen, Chef Kwame Onwuachi in Conversation with Esquire’s Jeff Gordinier

Apr 5, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has been nothing short of apocalyptic for restaurants around the world. Thousands of them have been forced to close, and no one knows when—or how—they will reopen. Millions of hospitality workers have lost their jobs, and the restaurant revolution of the past 20 years has come to an abrupt, heartbreaking halt. Esquire’s Jeff Gordinier talks with three of the world’s most trailblazing and outspoken chefs—Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy in New York, Kwame Onwuachi if Kith/Kin in Washington D.C., and Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana in Italy and Gucci Osteria in Los Angeles—about how they’re coping with the crisis and how restaurants can (or can’t) survive.

Massimo Bottura

Massimo Bottura opened Osteria Francescana in Modena in 1995. An innovator and restaurateur for over twenty years …

Amanda Cohen

Amanda Cohen is the James Beard-nominated chef and owner of Dirt Candy, the award-winning vegetable restaurant on New York City's Lower East Side …

Kwame Onwuachi

Kwame Onwuachi is the James Beard Award-winning executive chef at Kith/Kin, Esquire Magazine’s Chef of the Year, and author of Notes from a Young Black Chef

Jeff Gordinier

Jeff Gordinier is the food & drinks editor of Esquire and the author of Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World


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