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As a teenager, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson starting working in restaurants St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from Colorado State University, Mackinnon-Patterson set out to fulfill a dream and moved to Paris in 1999.

He obtained his Certificate d’Aptitude Professionnelle at the renowned Ecole Gregoire-Ferrandi. Upon returning to the states in 2001, he worked at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, where he met future business partner, Bobby Stuckey.

Mackinnon-Patterson and Stuckey opened their first restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, in 2004 in Boulder, CO. In 2007, the partners launched Scarpetta Wines. In 2011 they opened Pizzeria Locale, which in 2014 they started rolling out a fast-casual version of throughout Denver, CO.


Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • Be a better listener than you are a talker."

In this episode with Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson we will discuss:

  • Living and learning to cook in France
  • Setting high standards
  • Getting the right mentors
  • What you get from studying culinary arts outside of your home country
  • Treat your job like you own it
  • Partnerships
  • FOH and BOH partnerships
  • Put ego aside and figure out what you are best at
  • You can't do it all
  • The true meaning and business models of "fast food"

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Contact info:

Frasca Food and Wine

Pizzeria Locale

Scarpetta Wines

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Huge thanks to Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson for joining me for another awesome episode. Until next time!


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