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How to Behave is a fun, freewheeling and irreverent conversation about all aspects of our behavior and its effects on the people around us. Topics will range from simple matters of etiquette, like which fork to use at a fancy dinner or when and how to tip, to bigger social issues like how to handle racial conflict in the workplace or how to break up with someone. There will be expert guests like etiquette professionals or psychologists as well as working professionals such as waiters, flight attendants and customer service reps to tell stories of behavior, bad and good. While the topics will be serious, the tone will be light-hearted, cutting edge and, most of all, funny.
Brian Keyser’s experience in food service and hospitality ranges from selling Chipwich ice cream sandwiches from a cart on the beach in San Diego to Owning Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe in New York City. In between he has worked as a server and manager at some of the best restaurants in New York including Union Square Café, The Modern, Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Chanterelle. Previously, Brian worked in film and video production, managing multi-million dollar projects for companies such as Iwerks Entertainment and Walt Disney Feature Animation. He also co-wrote and directed the comedy "Sin-Agog" for the 2002 New York International Fringe Festival.
Brian Keyser and Hannah Howard are talking about the recent student protests at the Culinary Institute of America on this week's How to Behave. Recently, students at CIA have claimed that the institution is lowering its standard, thus devaluing the CIA degree. Hear from Will Sears, a CIA graduate, about the school's shifting focus, and how change can be good for wine professionals and those interested in hospitality. Barbara Lang, formerly of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and current career educator, calls in to discuss the new curriculum, and acceptable student behavior. Are CIA students just looking to protest like other college-aged individuals, or are their concerns legitimate? Do the new CIA standards allow for more creativity in the culinary field? Find out on this week's episode of How to Behave! Thanks to our sponsor, Hearst Ranch, and thanks to Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord for the How to Behave theme music.
"With every type of college, you need to change your standards based on what your offerings are." [9:10] -- Will Sears on How to Behave
"'Vocational' is not a dirty word... part of the problem in this country is that people don't appreciate a learned skill." [14:00] -- Barbara Lang on How to Behave…read more