Cooking and running a restaurant
Posted 17 July 2002 - 01:40 PM
Posted 02 August 2002 - 06:37 AM
This business is filled with great highs and tremendous lows, but the constant is--and here it's more a personality trait--the constant fear of failure. That is an everyday feeling one way or another.
What brings a tremendous satisfaction to me, and here I wouldn't trade owning a restaurant for anything, is the ability to bring about more awareness of how the food we choose to eat affects the world we live in. I've written about this in several other answers, so I won't enlarge the point further here, but suffice to say I'm intoxicated with the crumb of power I've achieved by the success of Blue Hill.
So, my actual love of cooking may be compromised a bit by the realities of owning a restaurant, but it's provided me with the pulpit of sorts to speak about what's important to me.