For decades, the chef has been cast as the star of the kitchen. In the same way the auteur theory in film frames the director as the author of a movie's creative vision, the chef has been considered entirely responsible for the restaurant's success. Everyone else — line cooks, servers, dishwashers, even diners — is background, there to support that vision. This way of thinking has informed the industry's culture at every level. But the power of the chef-auteur as an idea is fading, @tejalxrao
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