In this episode with Chef Chris Wade, we discuss:
- How desire for travel brought Wade to becoming a chef.
- Nailing down and sticking to basic principles.
- Discipline to follow standards.
- Working for the best, but not staying more than 12 months.
- Not letting the critics get the best of you.
- Listen to and giving the guest what they want.
- Creating opportunity on your menu for the big spender and wow factors.
- The older you get, the less you put on the plate, because of how more confident you are.
- Not letting ego and partying get in the way of your success.
- Taking time to be grateful for what you have accomplished instead of being envious of what you've yet to accomplish.
- Spoiling your guest in the beginning to make them a regular.
- How regulars come back for the people behind the restaurant, not the food.
Graduate of box hill, Chef Chris Wade AKA the Steak Mistro has spent many years cooking and learning alongside the greats, in some of the best-known restaurants in the world. Today Chef wade serves as Executive Chef and Part owner at Steak Ministry, in Melbourne, Australia.
Favorite Success Quote or Mantra.
"It all starts with the right ingredients, then just bring creativity to the table."
Which "it factor" habit, trait, or characteristic you believe most contributes to your success?
What is your biggest weakness?
- Patience for silly people who don't try their best.
What's one question you ask or thing you look for during an interview?
- Excitement to join his time.
What's a current challenge? How are you dealing with it?
- Preparing for a world tour.
Share one code of conduct or behavior you teach your team.
- Don't lie.
- Don't work in silence.
What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff?
- The level of education and training they give their staff.
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?
- Work hard.
- Stay focused.
- Forward planning is the key.
Steak Ministry Bar & Grill
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