This is the first of a two-part series! In part one Chef Scott Crawford and I discuss focusing on results, how Chef Crawford found his lane, how to find your passion, working for the best possible people, how to build relationships, giving before you get, what real commitment looks like, building reputations not resumes, blending life and work, how valuing the intangible in life gets you the tangible, the right way to enter a partnership, why you need to be principle in your business, the process for finding your right investors.
Originally from PA, Chef Scott Crawford got his start in the industry as a server and bartender and would accidentally work his way into the kitchen. He built his career working in some of the finest luxury hotels around the nation earning 5 James Beard Semi-finalist awards in the process. In 2016 Chef Crawford open his first restaurant Crawford and Son located in Raleigh, NC.
Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.
“No excuses. Only Results.”
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Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
- Leading by example.
What is your biggest weakness?
- Use people and systems/tool to compensate your weakness.
What is one piece of advice you have for leading others?
- Doing the right thing for the right reason.
What’s one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
- Ask: “Are you in this industry for a career, or for quick income?”
What’s a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
- Choose wisely.
Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
- Be ladies and gentle serving ladies and gentlemen.
What’s one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?
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What’s one piece of technology you’ve adopted in your restaurant and how has it influence operations?
With all the knowledge you have now if you could go back in time and give your past self one piece of business advice, What would it be and why?
- Take better care of yourself.
What is one question you think should be added to this interview?
- What would you do differently?
- What would you do differently?
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Huge thanks to Chef Scott Crawford for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!