Business Tips from the Best New Chefs

Food & Wine magazine, Best Chefs 2010, Missy Robins, A Voce
Courtesy A Voce
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Nurture Your Team’s Bench Strength

Missy Robbins, who runs two branches of A Voce in New York City, makes it a goal to hire younger individuals with less experience, and she often promotes from within. “There’s a lot of ego in this business,” she says. “But are you going to be fun to be around for 14 hours a day? It’s one thing to have someone who can execute your food, but another thing to have someone who’s willing to learn to understand you and contribute to what you’re doing. It’s great to have someone who can add some humor in your daily life.”