Though short of stature, Traci Des Jardins used to be a big-time screamer in the kitchen who wasn't afraid to get up in a dude's face and fire him in the middle of service, as she tells Eater National today. "I remember one time at Rubicon someone talked back to me on my line. I was on the expediting side, and I went around to the other side — this Latin guy — and said, 'Get out.' He looked at me and puffed up his chest. Three inches from his face I said, 'Get. Out. Of. My. Kitchen.'"