What comes after being new? Tess has the job, and she's ready to invest in it. She's all in, but soon realizes she won't survive at the restaurant if she doesn't play the game. Tess finds her appetite awakened. She's starving for knowledge but investing in this life means more than knowing the difference between wine from Bordeaux and Burgundy. Tess discovers that knowledge alone isn't enough. She needs to be able to use it to move from her head to her body. She needs experience. Tess's appetite carries her through a sexual awakening, a discovery of her voice, and, ultimately, a recognition of her own power. However, not everyone shares this hunger. Simone, Jake, and Howard are all trapped, by both the restaurant and each other. Leaving Tess to question what she wants from the restaurant, and what it wants from her.