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Lead Hen in a Rooster Coop

red-rooster-nyc.jpgAndrea Bergquist, executive chef at Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, on being a female chef: "The restaurant world is male-driven. Most people are surprised to see me at the helm of Red Rooster’s kitchen. I can’t describe the number of times I get questioning looks whenever purveyors or repairmen are told that I’m in charge... Just last week, one cook took to calling me “Mama” while on the line. I dealt with him after service wrapped. It’s my job to manage and educate my staff not only in cooking, but in professionalism." [Marcus Samuelsson]