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Reserve talks to the chefs, owners and managers behind the nation’s best restaurants. Find out more on the latest players and hospitality veterans changing America’s dining scene.

Our Q&A’s cover the intersection of tech and hospitality. From new restaurateurs to seasoned GMs and expert sommeliers to local suppliers (plus all the important roles in between), Reserve takes a deep look at the restaurant industry through the spectrum of perspectives and opinions.

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Michael Scelfo on Alden & Harlow and His Favorite Condiments

A devoted family man who cooks from the heart, Michael Scelfo is the chef and owner of Alden & Harlow in Boston. The beloved Harvard Square spot — a local favorite since it opened in January 2014 — has received numerous accolades and was a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Awards in 2015. We caught up with Scelfo on the best and worst parts of running a restaurant, his typical breakfast and what’s always in his fridge.

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Momofuku’s Su Wong Ruiz on Teamwork & Her Favorite Snack

Currently GM of David Chang’s ambitious restaurant Momofuku Ko, Su Wong Ruiz helms a team of some of the most experienced, creative spirits in NYC. They just so happen to be super talented chefs, servers and beverage pros. Most nights, she can be found warmly welcoming guests as they tuck into an unassuming entrance off a little known East Village side street — beginning an ultra-elegant, 15-course, two-and-a-half-hour dining experience they’ll likely never forget.

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How Nate Adler Wants to Make Hospitality Better with No Tips

Currently Managing Partner, GM & Beverage Director of Huertas in NYC, Nate Adler spends most nights running the floor of his Spanish tapas hot spot. The Union Square Hospitality Group alum (he worked at Blue Smoke for almost three years) followed in famed restaurateur Danny Meyer’s steps late last year, implementing a no-tipping policy in December. We caught up with him on why he made the switch, how it’s been going and what he hopes it means for the future of hospitality.

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Momofuku Ssam Bar’s GM on Working Clean & A Secret Menu

Dublin native Sara Jimenez has been GM of the ultra-popular East Village mainstay, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, for the last four years, helping to dish out Momofuku’s haute-meets-street food fare — including the savory-sweet pork belly buns that put Chef/Owner David Chang on New York’s culinary radar — to the hippest foodies and in-the-know diners south of 14th Street.