This is the premier issue of a new periodical dedicated to the stories of hospitality and service workers.
Focusing here on the staff of Gjusta, a Venice, California bakery that is integral to its neighborhood's daily life, a team of writers and photographs capture the on-premise rhythm of worklife as well as the broader ambitions and ways of grounding for the bakery's staff.
From the barista who is also a hunter and video editor to the deli manager who moonlights as a pilates instructor to the French-born counterman who's always composing songs in his head, Para Llevar demonstrates the rich complexity of daily life that goes on behind the white aprons of the bakery staff.
Paperback. Color photographs throughout.