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Stateside Podcast: Chef James Rigato on dining post-pandemic

Joe Vaughn

It’s getting colder out, and some Michigan restaurants are still struggling with operational costs and staffing shortages. Running a restaurant has never been easy, but this particular moment is loaded with a whole new set of challenges around staffing, procurement, and what happens at the front of the house. Today, a celebrated Detroit area chef talks about survival during and after the pandemic.


James Rigato is chef and owner of award-winning Mabel Gray in Hazel Park.

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