Mind your own business

Bill Oldfield

Are you, like me in a business where you get people telling you how to do your job? From pricing on the menu to the contents of the dishes, from sourcing of our food to how we cook it, we get enough advice to write a book (now there’s a thought). It doesn’t really wind me up though because we all do it. I used to do it before I had a restaurant. I’d sit and watch waiters and restaurant managers and tell myself that I could do so much better; that it was obvious where they were going wrong.

It’s so easy being a spectator. Just listen to the advice given out from the terraces of a football match. Everyone’s an expert. And they’re usually wrong. As I said: just listen to the advice given out from the terraces . . . .

So it was with some trepidation…

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