Q: What professional accomplishments are you most proud of since you start the Rockefeller project?
When I think about my professional accomplishments I always come back the same answer:
Creating jobs for great people.
We have such amazing people that work in our organization, and it is their hard work and dedication that has allowed the Rockefeller Brand
(and our other brands) to grow and succeed.
Specifically talking about the Rockefeller Brand
, it is so rare to open a restaurant and have it be successful for almost a decade, but it is even more rare to expand into multiple other locations and have them be just as successful. I am thankful everyday, but I am also proud of our work ethic to constantly keep improving the brand inside and out. Q: What is one piece of advice that you will give someone running a restaurant? Chris:
When someone asks me for advice about running a restaurant it is normally a very long conversation as there are so many moving parts in the restaurant industry. But if I had to only give one piece of advice it would be to HIRE GREAT PEOPLE.
You will never succeed if you're not surrounded by "A players"
. Spend the time, hire correctly and hire people that you can rely on to make your business better than your competitors. By doing this, you will allow yourself the
TIME to fix other issues. (improve operations, menu updates, repairs, marketing, etc.)