Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.
“Your team is your family.”
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Career Challenge or Failure
Over-salting 50 gallons of soup at age 23 and smoking (because it clouds your palette).
Which “it factor” habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
What is your biggest weakness?
- Spreading myself too thin.
What is one piece of advice you have for leading others?
- Treat people with dignity and respect.
- If you take care of them, they will take care of you.
What’s one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
- Look for a big smile.
What’s a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
- I wish I could spend more time with more employees.
- You need to recreate yourself in other people.
What’s one thing (besides food) your restaurant does well and separates you from other restaurants?
- Customer experience.
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?
Make more time for your family and the people you love.
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