Today’s guest is one of my favorites! Mr. Jesse Vazquez delivers powerful advice from the trenches throughout a long illustrious career. Jesse began to learn how to run a restaurant in his family’s Miami Cuban Cafe where 18 hour days were the norm, seven days a week. They put it all on the line committing to a concept that bled money. Despite the staggering odds of failure in this business, Jesse was determined to find out and learn the restaurant business from the inside out.
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Listen as the Chef from the St. Regis Deer Valley tells of her early desire to cook, family influences and path through numerous positions in varied kitchens to lead at the St. Regis. Its a refreshing story that I hope inspires other operators, chefs and restaurant people in all positions. In my opinion, this is the true definition of hospitality and the only way to run a kitchen and a restaurant.