Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

Hailing from North Andover, MA Matty Bailey got his start in the industry as a line cook. He would go on to Columbus Hospitality Group and Garrett Harker's family of restaurants. It was at Row 34 where Matty met his to be partner, Kristopher Crowell, and realized something in the draught systems world had to change. In 2016 Modern Draught was born.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

"Perfect will do just fine."

In this episode with Matty Bailey, we discuss: 

  • How individuals with dyslexia seem to excel in the restaurant industry and why that may be.
  • How the customer is not always right.
  • How taking time to educate and care for your guest is real hospitality.
  • How to weave education into your culture.
  • The story behind how Bailey and his partner started Modern Draught.
  • Why it is better to admit what you don't know, instead of pretending you know everything.
  • Why it is more important than ever to have clean draught system.
  • How to maintain a clean draft system.
    1. Get familiar with the hardware. Make sure you know the name of all the parts (couplers, faucets, ect.)
    2. Clean the whole system, not just the lines.
    3. Avoid brass in your system. Go for stainless steel. It will help minimize foaming. 
    4. Foam is manageable. Don't dump it. Fix it. It can be as easy as adjusting the pressure.

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