Restaurateur Adam Block always envisioned having a position for a forager at PRINT. Restaurant, his first solo project. He felt that a forager would be necessary if they were to remain true to their vision of what the Hell's Kitchen restaurant would be. Enter Johanna Kolodny.
PRINT.'s executive pastry chef, Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez established a relationship with Johanna while she was working at Basis Farm to Chef, a distributor that serves as a conduit between wholesale customers and small to mid-size farmers. She seemed like a good fit for the in-house foraging position and came on board in December 2009, five weeks before it opened;
In the two pieces below, Chef Carlucci-Rodriguez and Johanna Kolodny talk about some of the benefits and challenges involved with the position at PRINT.