729: Page Pressley on Clarity of Vision
Page Pressley got his start in culinary where he grew up; Santa Fe, New Mexico. He continued on to The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Upon graduation, Pressley returned to the Southwest to manage kitchens at several highly acclaimed establishments. In 2011, he moved to Austin, Texas to join the Uchi team as sous chef, and later becoming a corporate executive chef for Starr Restaurants. He returned to the line at Pujol in Mexico City until 2015, when he moved back to Austin to head up the opening team at Emmer a Rye as chef de cuisine and partner. Today Pressley serves as Founder a Chef at Foxtail; a seasonally driven experiential at home dining concept. Check out Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy as mentioned in today's episode! Show notes… Calls to ACTION!!! Subscribe to the Restaurant Unstoppable YouTube Channel Join the private Unstoppable Facebook Group Join the email list! (Scroll Down to get the Vendor List!) Favorite success quote or mantra: Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose." In today's episode with Page Pressley we will discuss: Working for free - the benefits Breaking bad habits in the kitchen NOT cooking with recipes If you want something you have to go get it Managing precision and volume Incentive Substance abuse in the industry Emotional intelligence How to teach culture Achieving balance The significance of networking in the industry Opening 5 restaurants in 18 months Opening vs. Operating an existing restaurant Becoming investable Dinner clubs! Today's sponsor: Toast - A POS built for restaurants by restaurant people Adapt fast with Toast's cloud-based restaurant POS system that updates to evolve your POS along with changing industry trends and guest expectations. Toast is built exclusively for restaurants of all shapes and sizes, with over 2/3 of our employees having restaurant experience to serve you better. 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Approach everything with love What is one uncommon standard of service you teach your staff? Approach everything with love What's one book we must read to become a better person or restaurant owner? Setting the Table by Danny Meyer GET THIS BOOK FOR FREE AT AUDIBLE.COM What's one thing you feel restaurateurs don't know well enough or do often enough? Ask what they can do for the people who are serving them Name one service you've hired. Web design - Helms Workshop What's one piece of technology you've adopted within your restaurant walls and how has it influenced operations? A general better understanding of how internet connections work 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? Always show up for the people who show up for you Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose No amount of work or professional success is worth significant personal sacrifice Contact info: Check out the Fox Tales podcast hosted by Page. Foxtails website firstname.lastname@example.org Social handles: Twitter: @pagepressley Instagram: @pagepressley Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for joining today! Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a note in the comment section below! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of the post. Also, please leave an honest review for the Restaurant Unstoppable Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show, and I read each and every one of them. And finally, don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Huge thanks to Page Pressley for joining me for another awesome episode. 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