Chefs and Restaurants

How Taylor Manning and Siobhan Speirits Built a Worker-Owned Business at Cafe Olli

Caroline Hatchett

“Thank you.” The night I dined at Cafe Olli, I overheard the staff repeat the phrase again and again as I polished off a white pizza topped with oyster mushrooms, grits, and crunchy sprinkles of fried potato. Thank you for passing the mozzarella. Thank you for manning the pizza oven. Thank you for working the lunch shift. 

When Chef/Owners Taylor Manning and Siobhan Speirits opened Cafe Olli, they...