3 Brief Business Lessons from a Michelin-starred Chef
Conrad Gallagher's business is preparing fine foods that bring joy to small groups and large-scale corporate and social events. He's the owner of Vanity Catering and Events.
After the 3 lessons are a link to to an article I wrote on Conrad and his webiste.
Lesson 1 Learn from the Best
Conrad grew up in rural Ireland where his exposure to cooking began in the kitchen, learning from his mother and grandmother. His father was friends with the general manager at the local hotel and he had opportunities to observe the chefs in the kitchen.
At age 12, he studied under chef Tim O'Sullivan and had his expertise formed through his teens. "I shot up from 5 feet tall to 6 feet when I was 12," Conrad told me.
Lesson 2 Stick to Your Core Strengths
Conrad is a Michelin-starred chef with an international reputation. He's cooked at the White House, for celebrities, and has been involved with the daily operations of restaurants in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States.
His core strength, though, is cooking and this has motivated him to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and led to the establishment of Vanity Catering and Events.
"My hands were tied with the type of cuisine I wanted to do, for me to do what I wanted to do I had to open my own place."
Lesson 3 Stay Close to Your Customers
Catering and the cooking classes he offers gives Conrad a chance to interact with his customers and stay up-to-date with the tastes of his clientele.
Conrad and his family live in Orange County and find it a central location to service Southern California.
My Article on Conrad - click on the title below
Catering business reconnects Orange County chef with his love for cooking
Click here for Conrad's website Vanity Catering and Events