• Server Rosalie Guthrie expedites an order during lunchtime in the kitchen at Lilly's.

    Server Rosalie Guthrie expedites an order during lunchtime in the kitchen at Lilly's.

    Lonely in the kitchen: Restaurant worker shortage hits Louisville

  • Chef/Owner Kathy Cary of Lilly's Bistro and La Peche Gourmet-To-Go looks up between preparing dishes in the kitchen for the carryout counter.

    Chef/Owner Kathy Cary of Lilly's Bistro and La Peche Gourmet-To-Go looks up between preparing dishes in the kitchen for the carryout counter.

    Lonely in the kitchen: Restaurant worker shortage hits Louisville

  • Pastry chef applicant Lyes Boultif interviews for a position with Chef/Owner Anoosh Shariat at the bar at anoosh Bistro.

    Pastry chef applicant Lyes Boultif interviews for a position with Chef/Owner Anoosh Shariat at the bar at anoosh Bistro.

    Lonely in the kitchen: Restaurant worker shortage hits Louisville

  • Romelia Ramirez Rodriguez, left, shows Addison Brennan, 9, Shariat and Barmore's granddaughter, how to remove the shell from hard-boiled eggs in the kitchen at anoosh Bistro before lunch.

    Romelia Ramirez Rodriguez, left, shows Addison Brennan, 9, Shariat and Barmore's granddaughter, how to remove the shell from hard-boiled eggs in the kitchen at anoosh Bistro before lunch.

    Lonely in the kitchen: Restaurant worker shortage hits Louisville

  • Chef "Super" Mario Smith breaks eggs before opening for lunch at anoosh Bistro.

    Chef "Super" Mario Smith breaks eggs before opening for lunch at anoosh Bistro.

    Lonely in the kitchen: Restaurant worker shortage hits Louisville

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