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Crosscurrents

A restaurant owner who thinks differently

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Dave Getzschman
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Jennifer Piallat of Zazie, with some of her employees

Jennifer Piallat has worked in most every aspect of the restaurant industry – dishwasher, waitstaff, chef, manager – and those experiences have informed her decisions as owner of Zazie, a popular bistro in San Francisco's Cole Valley. Her employees receive a living wage, and benefits, and she's testified about her philosophies and process before the U.S. Department of Labor.
"We put in health insurance, established a 401k with a four percent match. We have dental insurance, chiropractic, all those sorts of things I never received in 30 years in the restaurant business."  - Jennifer Piallat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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