Russ & Daughters’ Jose Reyes Packs $900 of Caviar

Deputy Editor Rachel Wharton interviews Russ & Daughters’ Jose Reyes about his caviar-packing techniques. Reyes has been a counterman at the Lower East Side appetizing shop for 25 years. Beyond finesse at slicing fish (the shop’s famous smoked salmon) Reyes has also been anointed the caviar packing king, thanks to his gentle touch with those very valuable eggs. In fact, says Mark Russ Federman, his hands should be insured by Lloyd’s of London. Read our full profile of Russ & Daughters here.

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