Andrew Rigie


Post-Sandy Restaurant Recovery Resources from NYC Hospitality Alliance

As New York City restaurants deal with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, they may find themselves overwhelmed by the many steps they need to take to get and keep their doors open. Andrew Rigie, Executive Director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance, and his team have put together a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute recovery resource [...]

Restaurant Letter Grades: Why the ABCs Are Bad for Business in the Five Boroughs

The New York City health department’s letter-grade system for restaurants is old news, but not really. Instituted a year ago, the consequences of letter grades are being felt by restaurateurs at every level, from high-end fine dining to casual eateries. I’ve worked in many restaurants and earned a HACCP certification during my stint at culinary [...]