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117 chefs share their secrets to running a successful kitchen and restaurant

Shari Bayer, author of “Chefwise: Life Lessons from Leading Chefs Around the World,” collected insights from the pros and shares their best practical and inspirational advice.

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“Chefwise: Life Lessons from Leading Chefs Around the World” is not a cookbook.

In place of recipes, its pages are filled with insider insights from 117 chefs around the world, collected by author Shari Bayer.

Shari Bayer
Shari Bayer

Bayer interviewed both well-known chefs like Tom Colicchio, Sean Brock, Alice Waters and Massimo Bottura, as well as rising stars, owners of Michelin-starred restaurants and operators of casual eateries. They share tips on everything from leadership strategies to team building, purchasing, tech and business tools and work-life balance. The book covers the best practices that are essential to the everyday job, as well as more abstract things, such as inspiration, philosophy and activism.

Listen as Bayer talks about Chefwise and shares anecdotes, insights and expert advice from the pros.

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