"DISH: Women Waitressing & The Art of Service" delves into Toronto's diners, Montreal's "sexy restos," Paris' haute eateries, and Tokyo's fantasy "maid bars" in an insider's look at gender, power, and the art of service. Former waitress and Gemini award-winning director Maya Gallus dines out and dishes the dirt with waitresses, restaurant owners, and maitre d's about the demands of the job. From the hustle of a busy truck stop to the discreet hush of a Parisian house of fine dining,

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Justine Pimlott made her directorial debut in 2000 with her film Laugh In The Dark, which won the Best Social Issue Documentary Award at Hot Docs & Best Canadian Film at the Inside Out Film & Video Festival in Toronto. With Maya Gallus, Justine formed Red Queen Productions in 2002, and co-created, co-produced and co-directed the critically acclaimed six part reality series on women’s boxing Punch Like A Girl. Justine also directed the award-winning Fag Hags: Women Who Love Gay Men, which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Inside Out Film & Video Festival and the Audience Award for Best Canadian Film at the Reel Out Festival. In 2007, Justine produced Girl Inside, a feature length documentary directed by Maya Gallus.

Justine’s recent director credit is Cat City, an hour-long documentary that takes the viewer into the heart of the issue of cat overpopulation in Canada. Justine has also directed several episodes of a 13-part reality series, Fire Station, for the Discovery Channel, and Chasing The Dream, a pre-Olympic one hour special for CBC Sports on international women’s hockey. Producer credits include: Laugh In The Dark, Punch Like A Girl, Fag Hags: Women Who Love Gay Men, Girl Inside, Cat City, Dish: Women, Waitressing & the Art of Service, and The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche.

Read Liane Kotler's Doc Studio blog on waitressing.