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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.
How to Behave - Episode 37 - The Restaurant Letter Grade Show
This week on How to Behave, Brian Keyser and Hannah Howard talk with wine wholesaler Elena Matt and Andrew Rigie of the New York City Hospitality Alliance about food safety and the restaurant letter-grade system. Recently, Mayor Bloomberg made a comment telling New Yorkers not to visit B and C letter-graded restaurants. Tune into this episode to hear Andrew discuss the reason for the New York City Hospitality Alliance's existence. Listen in to hear Andrew talk about the lack of education in the inspection process, and how restaurant owners are unable to learn from their restaurant's scores. Will the election of Bill de Blasio lead to any changes in restaurant inspections? How does the New York City Hospitality Alliance feel about the proposed soda and trans fat bans? Find out all of this and more on this week's installment of How to Behave! This program has been brought to you by White Oak Pastures. Music by Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord.
"When it comes to the Department of Health and other regulatory considerations, it's very hard to run a business in New York City." [4:00]
"We need to change the inspection culture... it needs to be more of an educational process." [9:00
-- Andrew Rigie on How to Behave…read more