|Photo courtesy Michelle Marie Photography|
One of the many friends of The Ecology Center, I met Rich Mead a couple of months ago while attending an event there. You may recognize Mead's name from two of his previous eateries, Sage and Sage on the Coast. Rich's newest project, Farmhouse, is in the development stage over at Roger's Gardens. His background was one I knew very little about, making my interview a chance to learn more from the man people spoke so highly of.
Your indispensable kitchen utensil.
Spoon. Stirring, serving, mixing, tasting--different shapes and sizes, slotted or holes.
You need a spoon to taste your food, and tasting is important in cooking.
What is the most challenging part of opening a restaurant?
Putting together a great team of people. I am lucky to have worked with quite a few good people and hope to have as many of them come back and work with us again. You also want people to believe in what you are doing.
It is also important to train and create consistency as quickly as possible--you are only as good as the last experience your customer has.More »