An aspiring cook has filed a lawsuit against the chef and owners of Spitzer's Corner, the popular Lower East Side scenester hangout that's previously been in trouble for serving booze to minors. According to the lawsuit (in full below) executive chef Sung Park, general manager David Moon, and owner Robert Shamlian violated multiple federal and state labor laws. Former employee Edward Kim claims they told him he would gain invaluable culinary experience from a renowned Michelin star-awarded chef, but instead made him slave away for up to 90 hours a week for as little as $3 an hour.
Rob Shamlian’s bars aren’t exactly loved by savvy downtowners (Fat Baby has been described as the tenth ring of the Lower East Side’s “Hell Square”), but we can all appreciate the fact that (per a BlackBook interview) Spitzer’s Corn... Read Post
The corner in question. DNAinfo says Edward Kim, who worked in the Spitzer's Corner kitchen for roughly ten months, is suing the Lower East Side spot for allegedly paying him a "poverty wage." Kim says he stuck around because he was... Read Post