As a French chef once told (yelled) at me one time when he asked why i was working in his kitchen? I replied “i want to be a Chef!” He laughed out loud and said, “you must sacrifice!” with a bewildered 18 year old look on my face he continued ” when your Drunk, Broke & Divorced then your a chef!” “you must sacrifice!” Years later i always remembered those words to remind myself not to let the restaurant business to consume me like it does to a lot of us. Keep a healthy balance of friends and family over the holiday season the restaurant will still be there in the morning!
I hope all my fellow restauranteurs have a great holiday and a Happy New Year!!
Rocky (Not Drunk or Broke, two out of three isn’t bad lol)