Equipped with years of training, cooks are becoming caregivers, bartenders are now “budtenders” and pastry chefs make better livings as specialized cannabis chocolatiers and candymakers.

Weeks after Portland was anointed Restaurant City of the Year by a prominent food national magazine last summer, longtime chef King Bishop left his job at one of the Old Port’s most popular dining spots.

For a restaurant industry facing a statewide labor shortage, a move like Bishop’s might be the canary in the coal mine. 

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Nick Schroeder ~ Bangor Daily News

 

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