Why We Joined Bon Appétit

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Bon Appétit

16 days ago

New leadership Editor-in-Chief Dawn Davis, Executive Editor Sonia Chopra, and Global Brand Advisor Chef Marcus Samuelsson talk about why they joined Bon Appétit and what they have planned across print, social, and video.
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ABOUT BON APPÉTIT
Bon Appétit is a highly opinionated food brand that wants everyone to love cooking and eating as much as we do. We believe in seasonal produce, properly salted pasta water, and developing recipes that anyone can make at home.

Why We Joined Bon Appétit

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Bon Appétit
Bon Appétit 16 days ago
Hi, we’re the new leaders of Bon Appétit. We know it's been a while since we've posted a video, and we are really excited to welcome you back and share the next chapter of BA with you. We are listening, learning, and building something together that showcases our best. We're building a team that is empathetic, respectful, and open to being challenged; that is paid fairly for their contributions; and that represents the audience we hope to serve. You're going to see new shows, new and familiar faces, and a whole lot of new recipes. And get ready for more from inside the Test Kitchen in the new year. We can’t wait to show you what we've been up to, and we really hope you love our new vision for Bon Appétit. Sonia, Marcus, & Dawn
TMF
TMF 13 hours ago
I'm late to the party but... Your answer was to get rid of all your talent that built the channel because.... they're white? Y'all added a ton of black people and still managed to lose all the soul of this channel. Unsubbed
Larisa Shaterian
Larisa Shaterian Day ago
So all I want to see is what everybody is getting paid and what the rules and practices around that are.
Five
Five Day ago
"Why we joined bon apetit" you guys had a huge PR problem and found some melanin to cover for your entrenched racism?
Zeksteve
Zeksteve Day ago
Unsubbed bye
ingenfare
ingenfare Day ago
You seem like good people, I hope you are able to do great things at BA. Sadly, by glossing over what happened (not talking about it in a direct way) an important step is missing. Would it not be natural to talk about why half the staff (in the videos) left, especially since the BA YT-channel has been character driven for so long? A tiny bit of humility and honesty about what happended, and show us how that has changed. Maybe even talk to the people that left, get their view. It might be a dark video, but it would help turn a new leaf. BA YT won't be the same again, for some that's a dealbreaker and that's that. Others they might come back and meet the new people, but it requires building trust. Jumping over the negative bit's don't help in doing that.
Tristan E
Tristan E 14 minutes ago
Yes Weimaraner!!!
Shelly
Shelly Hour ago
WOW, REALLY B.A? This is what we're doing?
Li Yu Liu Huang
Li Yu Liu Huang 2 hours ago
This seems so force, they didn't even hire asians.
puchoo
puchoo 3 hours ago
Wont cry over Rapo, guy always seemed corpofake AF.
Liz Bee
Liz Bee 3 hours ago
You joined bc of money. stop upholding white supremacy.
Clara South
Clara South 3 hours ago
Yay I love Dawn, such a great hire
rnorningstar's wings
rnorningstar's wings 4 hours ago
Ngl Sonia looks hella nervous and uncomfortable,,, and marcus seems to be forcing a grin hgdfjkjdfsurtod Not to mention pushing that "these people earned it" via pushing they've been in the industry for so long hhh
Lu Chien Lee
Lu Chien Lee 4 hours ago
jimsterling greatdays crash
jay
jay 5 hours ago
i wasnt even aware of the drama until today and i go and see this. yikes lol. you guys were “diverse” before, you just needed to give everyone equal pay
brigadier general
brigadier general 8 hours ago
You know what at least Bon apetit is trying okay. Maybe we have to give them time to adjust. They get it now. Let them restructure internally for the greater good.
emma qgnehkwdvavnrhj
emma qgnehkwdvavnrhj 12 hours ago
wow. this is like what i thought would happen. the old bon appetite characters were the equivalent of ‘Friends, but it’s a cooking show’ and it looks like they’ve recasted characters
symott
symott 13 hours ago
Man, there were so many other, better ways to deliver that message. This used to be one of my favorite channels. RIP
Kurri
Kurri 14 hours ago
What an odd choice. Instead of a video acknowledging what happened, we get this. So much mention of "change", but cannot even say why the change was needed. I wish them the best of luck, but this channel is sadly not for me anymore.
filosofodemierda
filosofodemierda 15 hours ago
Worst way to handle things.
plain peppermint
plain peppermint 15 hours ago
Just when you thought Bon Appetit couldn't get any more exploitative, they figure out a way to prove you wrong. Blasphemous.
Gillian Lindeen
Gillian Lindeen 16 hours ago
Darn. I really with this wasn't so scripted. I hope they're being paid well because this video is pretty depressing :(
Beinerth Chitiva Machado
Beinerth Chitiva Machado 16 hours ago
Sonia looks like an Indian Karlee Gray, LMAO.
Jay Lee
Jay Lee 17 hours ago
Not like this.
Ruby Birchall
Ruby Birchall 18 hours ago
Jesus - they didn't even address the issue - the team was already diverse. It was about pay. Terrible come back.
Ruby Birchall
Ruby Birchall 19 hours ago
woah... just read the comments... BA - what are you doing?
Ruby Birchall
Ruby Birchall 19 hours ago
This is a really cool video but I have a question: was there a reason they got a bunch of new people coming into the company suddenly? like,, who got fired ?
Ichsan Nurzaman
Ichsan Nurzaman 19 hours ago
"Representation wasn't the issue" Yall called em previously diverse? Lol, no Black regular previously, and you think that was diverse. The amount of video and project held by white cooks compared to their non-white counterpart were astronomical. Delaney eating out, Chris blind test, Brad It's Alive, Claire Gourmet Makes, Carla and the celebrity guests, Molly and those expensive ingredients, and what program that the PoC control? Andy and his food around the world program only, and that sob is white-passing Iranian If you think BA was diverse still after that comparison I laid out, tell me 3 video where Christina has her own session with no white counterparts, tell me now. Pretty sure you can't.
Em Kav
Em Kav 20 hours ago
Lmfao
Taylor Gallion
Taylor Gallion 20 hours ago
45K dislikes to 5k likes YIKES thats ugh. rough. accurate and hilarious. but rough. lol
The Devils Milk
The Devils Milk 21 hour ago
Wow I love it this is going to trick everyone into loving you again. If it was real it would of been day one but that’s ok. Let’s make money.
Wes Marcel
Wes Marcel 22 hours ago
forced and inorganic. such a shame for the channel and the new faces, they don’t deserve the situation the company put them in, wish them all the best but lol unsubscribing :/
Camille H
Camille H 22 hours ago
I wonder if they got paid for this
Nate
Nate 23 hours ago
BA can't win with this crowd 🤷🏽‍♂️
Rodolfo Cortinas Mendez
Rodolfo Cortinas Mendez Day ago
Conde nast (the leadership´that allowed that toxic culture as BA to grow) needs to make a visible video statement, directly addressing the unfortunate events that were of your own making. Putting black and brown folks as the shield is lame and equally as problematic as the problems that caused the great fall on 2020. These culinary professionals are not an automatic absolution of your past transgressions.
D Rog
D Rog Day ago
god dam this sucks
Jessica Pool
Jessica Pool Day ago
oof this isn't it sis
Melanco
Melanco Day ago
You poor unfortunate souls are being used as a prop. Good luck.
Sol Guerrero
Sol Guerrero Day ago
They hired the whitest black/brown people on the industry. Why couldn't they hire a real one like the neellys?
Gloria West
Gloria West Day ago
All you had to do was pay the people you had adequately.
Cheese goat
Cheese goat Day ago
Simply boring
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baby shoes for sale, worn soles. Day ago
Good that Priya chick was ugly af
Park ChimMin
Park ChimMin Day ago
The like to dislike ratio makes me happy
Mary Delgado
Mary Delgado Day ago
Too late !!!!
levian
levian Day ago
wow im really behind with all of these. forgot about the channel, the comments are so funny. im unsubbing too y'all.
Max Devo
Max Devo Day ago
"We were ripped a new one for not paying our PoC staff fairly, therefore we should hire more PoC staff" Whoever is running this circus has microwaved soap for brains
Corliss Emery
Corliss Emery Day ago
I guess this is a step, but it would’ve been easier to pay everyone equally, and address the past before trying to forge the future.
Hilo Takenaka
Hilo Takenaka Day ago
Ah. I see they pulled the "hollywood diversity" tactic
Bored Human
Bored Human Day ago
Are you kidding me???
None None
None None Day ago
Out of all the carnage of 2020, I did not expect BA to go out this way. Goodbye old friend you were missed very dearly, with Claire, Molly, and everyone who made it special. I'll miss the times they did group projects and made the audience feel like they were apart of something. Now all that is left of you is poorly managed damage control, if I was hired as the editor in chief things would be a lot different.
bee gun
bee gun Day ago
I was so busy being mad I missed the beginning of Food 52. Check it out.
Tyler Dean
Tyler Dean Day ago
You guys are trash, babish is a king for picking up the gem you decided to underpay
Tik Tok Life
Tik Tok Life Day ago
Omg! Are you guys serious? This 💩 would even make a klan member cringe. You need to replace your spin dr...ASAP
Spikey Cute Face
Spikey Cute Face Day ago
“But some of my best friends are black,,,”
paper planes
paper planes Day ago
Fact: as a chef you can not talk about a burger or meat in general if you didn't even try it...vegans are depriving themselves. I understand that you don't eat meat but if you're talking about the meat culture at least try it so you aren't bias because of your food preferences.... Can't even remember her name because this lady is such a fraud calling herself a content creator about a subject that she shouldn't even have a say in since she doesn't even consume said product, in this case meat
Nullll1111
Nullll1111 Day ago
"Why We Joined Bon Appétit" To tick the boxes?
Sandy Simon
Sandy Simon Day ago
0:01 omg they hired a Priya lookalike 😆
Ashley R
Ashley R Day ago
Ok. BA, it wasn’t that you needed MORE BIPOC, it’s that the ones you had you treated like trash.
adam dark
adam dark Day ago
Tokenism at its best. Got the job because you ticked the box. lols.
Lady Artoria
Lady Artoria Day ago
Our era is that of spoiled brats. Ignore them. More food, less PC crap. Good luck and screw those that left. Sooo people would want that job!!
Issaname
Issaname Day ago
Do these guys have any self respect 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦‍♀️
Gus Mendez
Gus Mendez Day ago
Lol this is a joke right?
AnarchistAaron
AnarchistAaron Day ago
Bunch of disgusting capitalist pigs
AnarchistAaron
AnarchistAaron Day ago
Oh dear...
Aron Brown
Aron Brown Day ago
Since Molly Baz left BA, they have probably split her salary into these three.
Curt Popejoy
Curt Popejoy Day ago
Stunning and brave
Jean Fitzgerald
Jean Fitzgerald Day ago
Nope. Just nope. Breaks my heart but it’s time to unsubscribe.
Jim Long
Jim Long 2 days ago
I was so hoping BA/CN would come back with a genuine apology, ready to face their mistakes and make everything right. While I think these three are sincere, their sincerity doesn't excuse BA/CN's terrible behavior towards the staff we have all come to know and love. Coming out with this video message seems tone deaf to the issues that BA and CN are facing. If you hired a crisis management firm, fire them immediately and go back to the drawing board. Perhaps if you keep doing this enough, you'll get it right one of these times.
grahamster8
grahamster8 2 days ago
It’s so overtly obvious they were just like “okay we can only fix this by hiring a whole new team of black people”. What logical thinking is that? It just makes them look like fools trying to “make better” their problems.
Crystal
Crystal 2 days ago
Never seen so many dislikes in a video 😂
rose novel
rose novel 2 days ago
I already unsubscribed. Just came back to say F U bon appetit for what you did to the minority workers who you have been underpaying for years. Also it's really gross to be treating you new employees like your minority best friend immediately after you refused to properly pay your senior minority staff. Now you have an excuse to be paying them less than the white people. Doesn't make it right
Jenna McNellage
Jenna McNellage 2 days ago
This is sad. Ya'll added them cause you needed color and didn't even address the issues. This is a "bandaid"
David Faker
David Faker 2 days ago
MARCUS?! Holy sht, BIG FAN
Max
Max 2 days ago
Installing people of color in positions of power because of the color of their skin is still racism. The only truly oppressed group of people in the west are gamers✊🏿 rise up
Lazarus
Lazarus 2 days ago
To be fair, these people are brand new and they are in the right for not wanting to repent for someone else's sins. It's the OWNERSHIP that should be taking responsibility.
Jered Timothy Frigillana
Jered Timothy Frigillana 2 days ago
I am here to dislike this video.
Flowey's hot jamz
Flowey's hot jamz 2 days ago
oh my god
support_theory
support_theory 2 days ago
SO, idk who your PR person is, but I have more common sense than them and am happy to take their paycheck. Looks like, gee, idk, almost everyone in the comments does too.
Hibashira Sakai
Hibashira Sakai 2 days ago
Really, nothing to address the public, the loyal viewers? When you are in public view and rely on public viewership, you can’t just treat what happened as an internal problem. We need to know whether we should trust you to do good and continue to commit time on your channel. Y’all should know that there is no moving on until the past had been addressed. There is NO moving on until the past had been addressed.
Adam Sosa
Adam Sosa 2 days ago
so we just gonna ignore what happen
Platypi007
Platypi007 2 days ago
Man, that like/dislike ratio just says it all.
Barnebilius
Barnebilius 2 days ago
Unsubscribed I'm done with this channel. It's nice you hired poc and they getting paid but it's all b.s. They should have paid the old cast. Have a nice life.
Senpai Coffee
Senpai Coffee 2 days ago
this is giving me "my husband is tongan, so talofa
ALYCIA
ALYCIA 2 days ago
oh my god...
david kline
david kline 2 days ago
Dammm 44k 👎🏻. 30 seconds in and i can totally understand
pingidjit
pingidjit 2 days ago
Cant help but notice that it was the 3 white guys that stayed. Brad, Chris, so disappointed. Others stayed but not in a video capacity. I wonder how threatening y'all were. Did you hold their contracts over their heads so much that they couldn't leave without you screwing them over further? I will NOT be supporting your company in any capacity any further. This was the last video I click on, the last comment I leave. I bid good luck to these new people, but I have a feeling you are screwing them just like you screwed past/current employees. Companies like you don't deserve to stay in business. I will miss Claire/Brad/Sohla being awesome together. I'm sad you ruined it.
Robert Orr
Robert Orr 2 days ago
Why does this remind me of the NEW "Top Gear"? Regardless, I look forward to seeing the new BA USposts product.
Daniela Esparza
Daniela Esparza 2 days ago
we see right through it.
Viniter
Viniter 2 days ago
They need to talk about what happened. I'm not saying replacing the executives was a wrong call - it wasn't! But this doesn't mean they can sweep everything that happened under the rug. They need to address it. It's never going to feel honest until they do.
Brazen Spirituality
Brazen Spirituality 2 days ago
@bon appetite We are waiting for our apology and transparant explanation of equal wages and employee contract specifics for their USposts appearance cameos and show leads. WE DESERVE TRANSPARENCY just as much as your new crop of employees do, and just as much as your former employees DID DESERVE TRANSPARENCY
Syus
Syus 2 days ago
This is actually hilarious
Nathan Beasley
Nathan Beasley 3 days ago
Not for equal pay lol.
Spencer C
Spencer C 3 days ago
not only did they hire black people but they are the majority now...wow. do you really think it's the best person for the job? or do you believe it is to make blm happy. so sad at how you guys are going.
Old 300 Farm
Old 300 Farm 3 days ago
Atlas Shrugged
Jose Echevarria
Jose Echevarria 3 days ago
Who bully others base in the food they eat, sound weir, I do not know maybe actually happens. At least BA brought known people, they have some level of fan base and could help to lift BA again.
Alex Holly
Alex Holly 3 days ago
What an awful overcorrect. Are you gonna pay these guys what they are worth?
beeno1000
beeno1000 3 days ago
Ruined your channel for the woke people
Stereo
Stereo 3 days ago
Don't really care about BA now, just wondering how these new employees feel reading these comments and understanding they were used because of their skin color.
Isabella Thomas
Isabella Thomas 3 days ago
Yall getting paid enough tho??
Beau Bandy
Beau Bandy 3 days ago
OMFG. They've really made a Token Parade. This is sick.
Hugo Hugenotten
Hugo Hugenotten 3 days ago
I feel like POC are overrepresented at BA. Not very cool for white people.
Gracie Oshannessy
Gracie Oshannessy 3 days ago
What's that smell? Oh. It's damage control
Jaimee-Louise Warner
Jaimee-Louise Warner 3 days ago
This was just insulting.
Someothermon
Someothermon 3 days ago
Is anyone else weirded out by the people doing a scripted conversation but pretending that it's happening over a call???? Just do a normal interview format.
Pudge Poon
Pudge Poon 3 days ago
Another friend sadly lost to 2020. You will be missed.
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