John Doherty’s career trajectory is something most kids aspiring to cook would kill for. He walked in the kitchen at the Waldorf Astoria at 19 years old and 8 years later at the age of 27, he became the hotel’s youngest Executive Chef. His old-school success story is the stuff movies are made of – and he’s this week’s guest on Phil Colicchio’s show, the business of The Business. Tune in and hear this tale from the man himself, as John recounts the restaurant scene in the late 70’s in New York City, gives advice to young chefs trying to crack the industry and explains how he was able to make the most of the opportunities that were presented to him. This program was sponsored by Whole Foods Market.



“Where do you want to be? WHat does it look like what does it feel like? Create that vision and then set a strategic plan.” [19:00]


“Bad culture is created by poor management. It’s clear.” [20:00]


“The difference between good and great is the effort that goes into it.” [26:00]


–John Doherty on the business of The Business

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