Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Book Review: Kitchen Confidential

Do not attempt to open a restaurant without reading Kitchen Confidential.

You know Anthony Bourdain as the host of No Reservations, but before that TV gig, he was a multidecade veteran of the restaurant biz.

This book focuses on his initiation into the restaurant industry - both as a worker and later as an owner. It is invaluable reading for anyone thinking - like some of my entrepreneur students - of opening a restaurant or bar.

This is how it goes down - the rhythm of work, your inevitably dysfunctional staff, how the kitchen is run, how to pay for food and secure supplies, etc...

A lot of hilarious and insightful information.

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