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GA Voice - - Food & Mixology -

I’m like a lit­tle 10-year-old boy (laughs). I get along with guys bet­ter than I do girls in the kitchen. I have a pre­dom­i­nately male kitchen. I have one girl. I would say that I ac­cli­mated a long time ago be­cause I don’t have a culi­nary de­gree. I learned from the peo­ple that I worked with. And if you want to learn from the peo­ple you work with, you have to get along with them.

I understand that there are gen­der dif­fer­ences and I’ve seen that in other kitchens, but I don’t carry those qual­i­ties. No one cares that you’re gay as long as you get the job done. If you’re gonna whine and cry like a stereo­typ­i­cal girl … peo­ple in kitchens don’t want that.

Do you think gay chefs have to work harder? Saw­icki’s Meat, Seafood and More

250 West Ponce De Leon Ave. De­catur, GA 30030 404-377-0992 saw­ick­isfoods.com

Lynne Saw­icki earned a B.A. in art history from Ge­or­gia State Univer­sity. The kitchen is now her can­vas. (Photo by Pa­trick Saunders)

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