Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore


In this episode with Chef Anthony T Head, we discuss:

  • How Chef Head got into cooking.
  • How cooking can be used to heal.
  • The benefits of working for a restaurant hat has just opened. 
  • Having the freedom to fail. 
  • The role humility plays as a chef.
  • Having high standards.
  • Why serving your guest should be an intimate experience. 
  • The value of educating your team.
  • Using media to educate your guest.
  • Using fear and anger to lead NOT being a solution.
  • Leadership in what you do.
  • Working with people who need a second chance.
  • Mentoring and teaching your people not only what to do, but how to be.

Born and raised in Dayton, OH, Chef Anthony T Head is a graduate of Ball State University school of Business. Chef Anthony T Head is the son of the City on the mission to raise up the city and the next generation of restaurateur. Today he's the director of the Culinary Program at Ponitz (PO-NITS) Career Technology Center.

Show notes…

Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.

"A good cook, cooks. A better cook reads. The best cooks write."

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Knowledge bombs

  1. Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?

    • Communication his passion.
    • His passion for serving others.
  2. What is your biggest weakness?

    • Patience.
  3. What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?

    • Ask, "Why do you cook?"
      • Then keep asking why.
  4. What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?

    • Getting the next generation of young people to fail safely.
  5. Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.

    • Safety and sanitation.
  6. What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?

    • Respect for humanity and family.
    • Empathy.
  7. What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner?

  8. If you got the news that you'd be leaving this world tomorrow and all memories of you, your work, and your restaurants would be lost with your departure with the exception of 3 pieces of wisdom you could leave behind for the good of humanity, what would they be?

    1. I love you.
    2. I believe in you.
    3. I believe in your dreams.

Contact Info


Instgram: @GemCityChef

Twitter: @ChefAnthonyHead

Thanks for Listening!

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Huge thanks to Chef Anthony T. Head for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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