In this most challenging business, I love speaking with dynamic restaurateurs who rose from humble beginnings to find amazing success.
As you all know, its not just about the triumphs, but the key-learnings, mistakes, pivots and ultimate decisions that make all the difference.
You’ve got to listen to this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast. I’m speaking with Mr. Joshua Kopel who’s running three Los Angeles concepts. His story goes like this: Young man from Baton Rouge travels to LA to find a unique concept to bring back to the South. Instead, he spends 20 years in LA bringing the soul-stirring flavors of Creole Cuisine to Angelenos.
From a humble start in seedy Hollywood, listen as Joshua takes us on a restaurateur’s journey of pivots, near-failure and ultimate success.
We’ll cover it all. His Michelin-Star rated restaurant “Preux & Proper” heads the list of Josh’s other concepts “South City Fried Chicken” and Five O Four Hollywood.
Josh is a regular guy who reached out to me to share invaluable lessons for all of us passionate about this business. I’m so glad he did and agree that his wisdom, experience, approach to running restaurants and knack for hospitality will benefit us all.
If you’re a GM, veteran operator or just starting out, listen on as this is how to open a restaurant and how to run a restaurant.
Find Joshua on Instagram @joshuakopel or at www.preuxandproper.com
Now Go Out There and Rock It!