Making the leap from chef de cuisine to chef-owner is no small feat, and we’ve got somebody fresh off that transition in the studio to tell us all about it. Chef Greg Baxtrom was known to followers of the chef world long before he opened his first restaurant, Olmsted, in Brooklyn, NY, last month. Simply put, Greg had worked in many of the best, most influential restaurants in the world, from Alinea to Per Se, from Blue Hill Stone Barns to Atera… all before the age of 30. We talk with Greg about the culture of those kitchens, what it took to fund and build his own restaurant, and lessons learned after a month in business.

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