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July 24, 2009

Humble Pie

David Bailey was a successful food writer for airline magazines when the recession hit and he lost his job. He was 61 and had a hefty mortgage, so retirement wasn't an option. But when David searched for work, he wasn't only looking to pay the bills. He wanted to explore new ways to reinvent himself and his career.

That's when he decided to become a dishwasher at a local restaurant. It was a hard job, and David worked his way up to line cook. He talks to Janet Babin about why he's content with working behind the scenes in the restaurant business.

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