Business Tips from the Best New Chefs

Food & Wine magazine, Best Chefs 2010, Clayton Miller, Trummer’s on Main
Courtesy Trummer’s on Main
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Hire to Build on Your Culture

Clayton Miller of Trummer’s on Main in Clifton, Virginia, says he recruits individuals who want to be a part of the culture and the culinary vision he’s created. “For me, the resumé itself is maybe 10 percent of it,” he says. “I always invite candidates to come in and work with us for a couple of days. It’s not so I can look over their shoulders and watch them cut an onion. I try to be as open and honest with them as I possibly can so they have all the information they need to decide if they want to be a part of this.”