What many of us infer from our culture is the either-or choice we have to make around working and “living”: focus on either one but expect to compromise on the other. Maybe approaching it any other way is still a
What kind of ritual does your team close each shift with? Even a two-minute huddle to objectively reflect on service can bring closure to what is usually a long day for most of us. Cleaning the kitchen together doesn’t really
As a leader, you will find that your own work-life balance is closely linked to your relationship with trust. When so much responsibility lies in your hands, it’s only natural to worry about how your team will do or how
When you lead a kitchen, you’re the one that the others turn to for answers. But there are so many things that you might not know yourself, and that has nothing to do with your capabilities. How do you know if things
Here’s a little Sunday afternoon reminder, only because I’ve heard chefs say this far too often: I’m only a chef. I’m just a chef. Life reflects back to you whatever is in your thinking. If we want ourselves and our
Happy Easter, chefs! Hope you enjoy a lovely day with friends and loved ones. For those chefs who are working today, thank you for your service! Know that you are creating wonderful memories for someone today.
Would it be safe to say that we’re just about midway through the (roughly) 6-week Christmas season? As we enter the intense second half, it’s important to just stop and appreciate your service. The world may not say it enough. As