BostonTalks: The Restaurant Industry During the COVID-19 Outbreak

THU, APR 16, 2020 (1:10:55)

Curiosity Desk’s Edgar B. Herwick III discusses the restaurant industry during COVID-19 with three local chefs. Hear how they have creatively taken on the new environment that the industry is facing. Local chefs and restaurant owners from Juliet, Blue Dragon, and Clover share their experiences.

+ BIO: Katrina Jazayeri

Katrina Jazayeri is co-owner as well as Wine Commander and set designer at Juliet + Company.

She is a designer, builder, and restaurateur, who uses personal interaction and natural hospitality to encourage alternative ways of looking and working, and to create social change.

+ BIO: Joshua Lewin

Joshua lewin is the culinary and creative director at Juliet + Company.

+ BIO: Ayr Muir

Ayr Muir is the founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, a vegetarian fast food chain. Muir is a MIT material science graduate and Harvard MBA alum who got started in 2008 with food trucks and then restaurants in Massachusetts, serving fast-casual, vegetarian meals to meat eaters.

+ BIO: Ming Tsai

Ming Tsai is the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of Blue Dragon in Massachusetts and his latest venture BABA at the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana. An Emmy Award-winner, Ming hosts PBS-TV’s Simply Ming, now in its seventeenth season. Ming is the author of five cookbooks: Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking with Ming Tsai, Simply Ming, Ming’s Master Recipes, Simply Ming One-Pot Meals and Simply Ming In Your Kitchen. Ming supports many charities including Family Reach, a non-profit whose mission is to provide financial relief and support to families fighting cancer, of which he is currently

+ BIO: Edgar B. Herwick, III

Edgar Herwick is the guy behind WGBH’s Curiosity Desk, where the quest is to dig a little deeper into (and sometimes look a little askew at) topics in the news, and search for answers to questions posed by the world around us. His features can be seen on WGBH’s Greater Boston and heard on 89.7 WGBH’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He also appears regularly with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on Boston Public Radio. Follow him on Twitter @ebherwick3.

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