Restaurant Unstoppable with Eric Cacciatore

This is the 2nd interview with Chef Shawn Quade and Veronica Fill. To get the full back story, head over to

In this episode with Chef Shawn Quade and Veronica Fil, we discuss:

  • The role delegation plays in expanding your business.
  • How delegation and giving people equity in the business increases drive, moral, and overall energy of the team.
  • What Veronica and Chef Quade find appealing about the Los Angelos market.
  • Doing only what you are best at, and surrounding yourself with a team of people who are better at all the other things.
  • How surrounding yourself with great people doesn't just happen; it takes constant, gentle pressure.
  • When opening a second location, getting the first location to the point where it doesn't need you to operate efficiently.
  • The goal being to make yourself redundant on a day to day basis.
  • Sharing the spotlight with your team.
  • How awards and other accolades are becoming a bunch of shit and how they have more to do with advertising and marketing than anything else.
  • Having someone on team to do the boring stuff (organizing contract, managing media, economics, trends, price forecasting).
  • The benefits of pre-ticketed dining.
  • Having definite strategies and goals put in place.
  • Looking at what everyone else is doing, then do the opposite.
  • The difference between the American and Australian markets.
  • Creating new categories to instantly become #1.
  • Having an open-mind toward technology.

Show notes…

Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.

"You can't fail if you haven't stop trying yet."

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Resources Mentioned

  • Episode 297- My first recording with Chef Quade and Veronica Fil
  • Typsy
  • Tock






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