It’s not about what’s on the plate; it’s about the people who got it there.

A note from Un-Plated’s creator, national food writer Sabrina Medora

The rise of food television allowed folks like myself to fall in love with the grit and glamor of food. Publications dedicated to food have turned neophytes into experts. But there’s still too little being done in terms of sharing the real stories of what it’s like to work in and with the restaurant industry.

Un-Plated exists to build deeper connections between the people who work in restaurants and the people who covet the dining out experience. It tells unfettered stories of the warriors, the dreamers, the artists, and the hustlers in and around kitchens.

My hopelessly devoted attitude towards dining out hasn’t changed, it’s broadened. My journey with Un-Plated has turned me from a lover of food to a student of socio-economic policies, agricultural affairs, business development, and the layered depths of the human psyche. I’m no expert, I’m forever learning. But one thing I know—in food, I am discovering the grimness and the grace of our existence.