• Non-Compete Agreements Can Be Crippling for Chefs

    7 days ago - By Eater

    Adam Leonti was barred from working at any other restaurant in NYC for an entire year In March 2015, a young chef from Philadelphia named Adam Leonti signed an employment agreement to become executive chef of the Williamsburg Hotel and run its not-yet-opened vegetable- and grain-forward restaurant, Harvey. Leonti, who had spent eight years cooking for Marc Vetri, felt ready and excited for the next chapter - a move to New York, a chance to find his voice.
    Today, nearly two and a half years later, Leonti is not making heirloom tomato salads at Harvey. Instead, he is marooned in Berlin...
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