-- boss barista is a site and podcast highlighting the hard work, strife, and injustices of the barista profession.

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Jasper Wilde and Ashley Rodriguez talk about gender, race, sex, and other important issues in coffee. We invite people from all realms of the coffee world to share stories and engage in discussion.

066: Preeti Mistry On Power and Identity in The Service Industry

“I’m kinda a cowboy in my cooking,” shares Preeti Mistry, Chef, Entrepreneur & Author of The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook: Indian Spice, Oakland Soul. Preeti is also kind of a cowboy in the culinary world—she’ll share her thoughts and call bullshit on the antics of the fine dining world. In this episode, Preeti talks about speaking your mind, watching other folks get thanked for the food you made them, and how language and attitudes change when you inhabit a certain identity. Here’s a hint: people are nicer to you when they think you’re in a position of power.

Ashley Rodriguez