Did you ever wonder what a restaurant coach does?
In this episode of The Main Course host Barbara Castiglia gets the answer from Izzy Kharasch, a Restaurant Coach, Chef, and owner of Hospitality Works.
For Izzy, career choice has never been a question. He started in high school and has never been passionate about anything else, Izzy said. He served as a food inspector in the U.S. Army before going to chef school. He has served as the Executive Chef at Harvard University, and in 1987 he founded Hospitality Works, helping several Chicago restaurants turn around their fortune. With his experience, he can help out all aspects of an organization, from the front to the back, letting them know what will work and what will not.
“One of the things that really makes me, my company, different from other consulting companies is that not only did I go to chef school … I have a lot of back-of-the-house experience, and then later I transitioned to front-of-the-house, and operations and development and training. Now, when I work with clients, I can work with them on the front-end and the back-end.”
Listen to learn more about Izzy’s career and his advice for restaurants as they recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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