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125: Chef Steve McHugh Explains Success By Seasoning… Your Life

  Wisconsin native and Culinary Institute of America Graduate, McHugh kicked off his culinary career in New Orleans. It didn’t take long for McHugh to get picked up by the Besh Restaurant Group, where he excelled. McHugh eventually relocated to San Antonio to open Luke, along side Besh Restaurant Group. McHugh has overcome one of…

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124: Kevin Boehm Became Successful By Leveraging His Love For People and Competitiveness

    Illinois native, Kevin Boehm is the Co-Founder of Boka Restaurant Group. Since 1992 he has contributed to the opening of 17 successful restaurants with 4 additional restaurants schedule to open in 2015. From the James Beard Foundation, to Michelin Stars, the Boka Restaurant Group has accolades coming in from all angles. Boehm and his…

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123: Roger Beaudoin Explains Training Your Staff To Be Their Own Individual Brand

  Roger Beaudoin’s 18 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry is backed with a business degree from Bryant College and an MBA from Babson College. He has headed four restaurant and hospitality operations in all. His most recent restaurant, The Matterhorn Ski Bar, a seasonal, 4 month restaurant and bar, which generated…

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122: Chef Chris Hill Asks, “What Are You Passionate About That Will Make A Difference In Someone’s Life?”

  Atlanta native, Chef Chris Hill is the proprietor and personality behind the brands, Bachelor Kitchen, and his bistro The 3 Way Café. When asked his mission in life Hill states, “My goal is to reach people on any number of levels. For me, I am lucky, I get to do that through food and…

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121: Erin and Tim Archuleta on The Power of Infusing Culture and Authenticity Into Your Restaurant

WOOT WOOT! First husband and wife interview! Erin and Tim Archuleta are the proprietors of ICHI Sushi + NI Bar as well as Ichi Kakiya. Since opening, ICHI Sushi was named one of American’s Top Restaurants in the Zagat 2013 guide and Zagat San Francisco Bay Area Guide 2013’s Top 20 Restaurants, has won Best…

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120: Ryan Turner Explains Why The #1 Way To Define Wealth Is By Relationships

  Maine native and University of Vermont Graduate, Ryan Turner is Co-Founder and CEO of Unsukay, the parent company for restaurants Muss & Turner’s, Eleanor’s, Local Three and Common Quarter. He and his partners were recognized by the Georgia Restaurant Association as Restaurateurs of the Year in 2011. In 2014, Ryan was named Business Person of…

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119: Chef Brian Duffy- “The Art Of Preparation Creates The Experience.”

    Graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Executive Chef and Consultant, Chef Duffy, is known for coining the term “New Celtic” cuisine and perhaps for his numerous appearances on the wildly popular Spike TV series Bar Rescue. Chef Duffy works with restaurants across the country updating their menus and coaching them…

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118: Chef Ned Elliott Says Market Your Restaurant and Yourself as One

    Chef Ned Elliott grew up gardening in a home where food played an integral role in daily life. Eager to further his career outside of his schooling at the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park, Ned left the CIA to begin staging at various restaurants in New York City. With his craft…

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117: Chef Rick Ortiz On Why Being a Servant Leader Is Rewarding

    Rick is the Executive Chef and proprietor of Antique Taco located in Chicago. The menu at Antique Taco reflects his experience from every kitchen he has worked, his experience from Kendall College, and from his travels abroad. What makes his restaurant truly special is that it is the ultimate fusion of everything his…

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116: Chef Thomas McNaughton and His All or Nothing, Head Down, Metal Pounding Approach to Success

    New Jersey native and Culinary Institute of America Grad, Chef Thomas McNaughton has what seems to be an all or nothing approach to life. Overseeing Flour and Water, Central Kitchen and Salumeria, Chef McNaughton has his roots firmly planted in San Francisco, as the Executive Chef for Ne Timeas Restaurant Group.He has been nominated…

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