Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

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In this episode with Chef Justin Severino we discuss:

  • What it was like for Severino owning is first restaurant, Cure.
  • What Severino meant by "opening his restaurant for himself" during the Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown Feature.
  • The process of evolving Cure's physical space.
  • The process of evolving Cure's people. 
  • Not lowering the standard for the people you hire. 
  • Growing your people to ultimately replace yourself. 
  • Checking your ego at the door. 
  • What was different about opening Morcilla, Severino's second restaurant. 

Justin Severino is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute. Severino made his move west to Santa Cruz, CA where he worked for many staples in the industry and opened Severino's Community Butcher. He would go on to serve as executive chef at Element Cuisine and Sous Chef to at Eleven Restaurant in Pittsburgh. In 2011 opened Cure with national recognition and accolades. In 2015 he opened Morcilla with the same result.

Direct download: 431_Justin_Serverino_2_mixdown.mp3
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