Chefs and Restaurants

Making Room for Mental Health in Your Mise en Place

Liz Grossman

Late November, a simple but delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup caught my eye on Instagram. Juicy chunks of chicken, thick egg noodles, and carrots were coated in a creamy sauce flecked with parsley. “Last night I made chicken and noodles because I needed it,” wrote Alan Sternberg, executive chef of Iozzo’s Garden of Italy in Indianapolis. In the post, he candidly revealed the mental health struggles he’s had...