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The Secret Lives of People Working in the Restaurant Industry : A tribute to Anthony Bourdain (Part 2)

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The Secret Lives of People Working in the Restaurant Industry : A tribute to Anthony Bourdain (Part 2)

In this Said & Dunn two-part series, we honor the life of Anthony Bourdain by raising awareness about the hidden lives of workers in the restaurant industry. In our first installment, we highlighted the unfortunate truth of suicide, substance misuse, and mental illness in the restaurant industry, and interviewed LyAnna Sanabria, lead bartender at Chaval in Portland, Maine, about her personal struggles with addiction. Here in this second installment, we sit down with Jen Trebino Wyllie, a 20-year native to the world of restaurants and hospitality. Jen shares her interactions with Bourdain, her experiences in the industry, and her choice to focus on her happiness.

By: Erin Dunn and Olivia Pickett

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