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The shortage of cooks has been a frequent conversation topic in the SF restaurant industry over the past couple of years, and in a new article, the Chron tackles the problem head-on. While Portland chefs like Le Pigeon's Gabriel Rucker complain of "too many people moving to Portland to be cooks," rising rents and costs of living are making it tough for SF chefs to find the staff they need to get things done, even at top restaurants like Perbacco and Incanto. "The city dynamic has become too expensive for a cook to survive," says Chris Cosentino. [Chron]