How Working the Kitchen Should Make You a Better Person

How Working the Kitchen Should Make You a Better Person

The Friday rush is about to hit its threshold. The restaurant will transform from an empty dining room with servers making small talk and bartenders laughing with a few early bar regulars, to a packed house. The hostess ushers couples and groups of friends to their...
How to Keep Good Staff When It’s Harder Than Ever

How to Keep Good Staff When It’s Harder Than Ever

Now, more than ever, we (as an industry) are having a helluva time retaining good people. Before diving into how we can combat such a grave issu, it’s important to note some of the less obvious reasons why this is happening: There are more restaurants than ever...
My 10 Most Viral Kitchen Videos

My 10 Most Viral Kitchen Videos

The following are my most popular Kitchen and Chef Videos. Some will make you roll on the floor laughing – others might make you misty with inspiration. Combined Views for These 10 Videos: Somewhere in the range of 6 Million. Now, I hope you’ll bookmark...
A Letter To Young Cooks: 31 Pieces of Timeless Advice

A Letter To Young Cooks: 31 Pieces of Timeless Advice

By now you’ve discovered how damn challenging this industry can be. The food order rolls in off the truck two hours late, leaving you with what feels like not enough time to get the prep done. The most seasoned cook is out with the flu tonight, so you’re...
EP51: Aaron Walker – Make This Your Year

EP51: Aaron Walker – Make This Your Year

You might remember Aaron Walker from Episode 27 (here’s the link), where he dropped a bunch of great wisdom on creating success in both your personal life and career. With that being the case, we were delighted to learn that Aaron would love to come back on! For...
15 Lessons a Chef Can Teach You

15 Lessons a Chef Can Teach You

Chefs have a unique perspective of the world. We work in blistering hot, close quarters with a bunch of folks mom would probably write off as misfits. Look at the top-notch restaurants — there’s an understanding, everything starts at the top. It’s the visionary in the...
What EVERY Successful Chef Has in Common

What EVERY Successful Chef Has in Common

Over the last half a dozen years, I’ve had the opportunity to do some pretty cool stuff in this industry. The first event I ever participated in I got to hangout with Michael Ruhlman. I was the guest mixologist, barely knowing what to do – having to...

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