In a city known for its night life and haute cuisine, Dish Pigs tells the untold stories of dishwashers working in Montreal. Through intimate first-person accounts and gritty visual storytelling, the film unearths the deeper truths about a working class economy that lies just beyond the doors of your favourite restaurant kitchens.
Performing tasks no one else wants to do — cleaning nasty messes, scraping the remnants of people’s meals into growing garbage, ensuring the chef has what they need to turn ordinary food into extraordinary meals — one has to wonder: who are these restaurant underdogs who choose to clean up our mess? And what makes them tick?
Dish Pigs takes viewers past the cultured atmosphere of fine dining into the dish pit, where the wild antics of dishwashers, sous-chefs and chefs are unleashed and life moves to the rhythm of rinse, wash, repeat.
CBC, Endorphin Films
22 Minute Documentary,
Executive Producers Lesley Birchard, Mélanie Lê Phan
Producers Christina Clark, Jon Deitcher
Story Producer Christina Clark
Director Jon Deitcher
Camera Zacharie Fay
Editor Jon Deitcher