Chef and restaurateur Michael Schlow is the man behind Cavatina in the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, as well as several other restaurants across the country.
He started as a dishwasher at age 14, and after getting a baseball scholarship in college, decided instead to enroll in culinary school.
Throughout his career, Schlow has learned every position in the restaurant industry and now oversees a dozen restaurants and counting.
When it comes to implementing his values into a growing company, he says surrounding yourself with like-minded people is paramount to success.
Schlow aims to hire people of all different skill-sets, but says all need to be "happy people" who will excel in customer service.
He joined me on Olympic & Bundy to talk about the transformation of the restaurant industry in the age of the Internet (think Uber Eats, Yelp! and Open Table reservations) -- as well as his background in becoming a chef and restaurant owner.
Listen to the full episode on January 13!
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