John Besh's Big Turnaround
In 2005, New Orleans chef John Besh was living his dream as a high-brow chef. Then Hurricane Katrina hit, and he lost everything. Here's how he staged a comeback.
New Orleans chef John Besh thought he would go bankrupt after Hurricane Katrina, but saved his business by focusing on giving back to the community, instead of obsessing over the bottomline.
By 2005, John Besh was living his childhood dream as a 'fancy pants chef' in New Orleans. But then Hurricane Katrina hit.
Chef John Besh says the moment he stopped thinking about himself, he finally discovered his company's real mission-- and path to success.
It wasn't long after Hurricane Katrina that John Besh's catering company was ready for more business.
New Orleans chef John Besh has found the secret to success: Give back. After Hurricane Katrina forced his city--and company--to rebuild, Besh made growing a community-focused company culture a top priority.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans chef John Besh gave his booming catering company something it desperately needed: a social mission.
Chef John Besh talks about running his empire of restaurant and keeping up with expectations.