What’s it like to be a woman who runs a small empire of restaurants? On this episode of Women in Charge, Julia Turner talks to Jen Agg, the Toronto-based restaurateur, formerly of The Black Hoof and Agrikol, whose newest venture is a reimagined diner called Le Swan. Agg has made herself known as an outspoken critic of the restaurant scene and is the author of I Hear She’s a Real Bitch.
In this interview, they speak about building a team you trust, the careful art of creating atmosphere, and navigating the masculinity of the restaurant business.
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