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7 Rules for a Kick Ass Restaurant mindset operations

Do you want a better restaurant? Now, don't answer so fast. I really want you to thinking about the deep implications of the answer. A lot of people want more, few are willing to go past their comfort zone to get more and be more. Your comfort zone is easy and let's be honest...it's comfortable.

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3 Management Theories You Need to Understand as a Restaurant Owner

I am all about peak performance. For the last 37 years I have dedicated myself to what the Japanese call, Kaizen.  It is more than just a word, it is a philosophy of constant and never ending improvement. I read as much as I can on a variety of subjects. Cookbooks, personal development,...

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Why Your Staff Hates Your Manager

You go out of your way to recruit and hire a great manager. They had experience and excellent references. Besides, you needed a manager badly. During interview they said the right things, was very polite, well groomed, they even looked you in the eye when they shook your hand.

They start and you...

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Creating a Restaurant Marketing Plan in 4 Steps marketing

Are you marketing your restaurant as much as you should be? You might be doing some marketing on social media channels, however, if you are like the majority of restaurants out there it is far from effective. Why? You don't have a solid marketing plan. You are just dabbling with marketing. Time...

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5 Things That Are Killing Your Restaurant From Growing operations peak performance

There is a strange duality of restaurants. The restaurant industry can be extremely fulfilling and rewarding. There are times when you will be over the top and never question why you choose this path.

The restaurant industry can also be relentless and merciless at times. There are times when you...

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3 Dangerous Restaurant Management Traps to Avoid leadership mindset peak performance

There was a post the other day on the Internet about a famous chef who is ordered by a judge to pay back over $5 million in tips they skimmed from their staff. What drives people to cheat their own staff out of money? Two simple answers. One is greed. The other is that it was easy path.

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3 Master Branding Lessons from Wolfgang Puck branding

You know the name. The Austrian born chef came to the United States in 1973 where he worked at La Tour Restaurant in Indianapolis. He moved to LA in 1975 and quickly became the chef to the Hollywood elite. From his renown restaurant Spago, he has built an empire. Was it luck or well executed...

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Bring Some Badass to Your Leadership Skills operations peak performance

My days as a Pararescueman taught me more about teamwork, adversity, peak performance and mental toughness than I ever realized at the time. That is what makes my coaching so unique and why I get extreme results for my clients, I am going to help you develop a mindset of an Elite Special...

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