Date of Award

Spring 5-2020

Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Creative Writing



Major Professor

Richard Goodman

Second Advisor

Randolph Bates

Third Advisor

Kay Murphy


Mise en Place is a collection of essays that chronicles the author's experiences working as the lone female line cook in the culinary boy's club of professional restaurant kitchens. These essays follow the author's descent into a wild love affair with food, the burnout and gender dynamics associated with the job, and how she navigates the passion and the stress that the kitchen brings out in her.


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