Dear Chefs: You thought your boss was bad?

We all get that relationship between the chef and waitstaff is at times, well, tenuous. Relationships with owners and bosses can often have their moments of raised voices and forceful gesticulations as well. No boss or owner on the planet, however, compares to what this Japanese Chef went through, serving Kim Jong-il, the North Korean dictator. This long-form journalism piece from the July 2013 issue of GQ written by Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson is a looong, but really compelling read.

At the very least, I urge owners and chefs everywhere to examine their own ‘regimes’ and compare their management to Kim Jong-il!

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