6 Tips for Restaurant Owners

Tom Colicchio of Craft and Top Chef
Michael Lavine
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Define Your Role as Owner

"It’s a matter, as a founder, of trying to figure out what you're best suited to do,” says Tom Colicchio, the chef-owner of the Craft family of restaurants and the head judge of the Bravo TV series Top Chef. “The second you think nobody else can do what you can do, you're not going to grow. You have to rely on the fact that you can train someone, and that he or she will put his or her heart and soul into the business as much as you would. If you don't have that trust, it won't work."