Cesar Gutierrez has been working in the restaurant industry for eighteen years. In February, he opened the taqueria El Pastor in Eagle River. And then the pandemic hit.
Since then he’s struggled with adjusting to Covid health regulations, city closure ordinances, ensuring that his staff and customers are safe, and keeping his new business afloat. But he said he has found a lot of community support.
ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter stopped by El Pastor for a socially distanced interview with Gutierrez to talk about opening a restaurant in a pandemic. They spoke on August 19th, 2020.
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