E9: The New Culinary Workforce (w/ Jamaal Green, Greg Schrock, & The Portland Kitchen)

Anyone in Portland can tell you that we've been experiencing a huge increase in restaurants and bars this year. What we sought to find out in this episode was whether that same increase has meant more opportunities and financial stability for food service workers—the people who form the backbone of our growing service economy.

In part one of our episode, our interviewees, graduate assistant Jamaal Green and professor Greg Schrock, speak to us about their recent study which attempts to answer that same question. The second part features a field trip our producer, Alan, took to one of the classes offered by the Portland Kitchen, a local nonprofit that teaches culinary vocational skills to low income and at-risk youth.

Produced by Alan Montecillo. Music by AF the Naysayer and Blue Dot Sessions.

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