Wed, 2 December 2015
In this episode we discuss: the power of surrounding yourself with people who are passionate; why you should chase your passion and not a paycheck; partnering with people for who they are, not how much money they have; hiring and retaining employees; and how to stay inspired.
Chef Alon Shaya is a Philadelphia native and Culinary Institute of America Grad. In 2001 he was recruited by Octavio Mantilla to join the Besh Restaurant Group, where he worked closely along side, Chef John Besh. Before long, Shaya became a partner in the Besh Restaurant group and opened Domenica, a family-oriented, authentic Italian Restaurant and shortly after opened Pizza Domenica, a casual Spin-off of Domenica Restaurant. Very recently Chef Shaya opened his 3rd restaurant Shaya which pays homage to his Israeli upbringing.In 2012, 2013, and 2014 Chef Shaya was a finalist for James Beard “Best Chef—South” and this year he won the title. Chef Also has a hand full of accolades form publications like Food & Wine, BonAppetit, Food52 and more.