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