[VIDEO] A Day With a Dishwasher at a Top NYC Restaurant

Working behind the scenes to keep the operation running smoothly, the dishwasher is arguably one of the most important people at a restaurant. At Gage & Tollner, one of the oldest restaurants in Brooklyn, the job falls to Drevon Alston. A former subway performer, Drevon, who goes by Dre, puts in long hours not only washing dishes but also shuttling them across multiple floors to different parts of the kitchen.

“On the Job With Priya Krishna” is a series about labor and the people who shape what we eat and how we eat, and whose jobs often go unseen. On this episode, Priya follows Dre as he hustles through his workday.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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