IceMan, you made me sit for a while.. I have great respect for what you do. What can I say., I was all unprepared to hear that. Deep in my heart I'd love to do that on my own and I'm constantly thinking of my club restaurant "independence" plan where membership and part of the profit would go to the poor people. I already have future customers who'd be happy to be involved in that manner and I'm dreaming of serving certain kinds of people filtering everything else trough membership. Other restaurants must survive too :) I'm struggling in one of the most collapsed economies today to set up a strategy for such a place and make my dreams truth and it's not easy. I'd like to go home happy, that's all. I admire what you do IceMan, honestly, must say that once again.
As of Teylor94 "Reputation???"
I was thinking of high reputation and a lot of the money :) look at him, he's so young! If Teylor do not sleep few years and keep focusing he can do anything. (here I'm VERY serious)
Superb Victorian table on the street..
Pouilly-Fumé in crystal glasses, beeswax candles, luxury China, hell red smoking lobster and elegant Chef capable of doing everything including service of his confused but precious guests.. No one else, no friends helping, no manager or girlfriend around! First day : 25-50 people taking amateur shots and videos - guaranteed! As local TV would happen very soon best is to ignore them as much as possible and keep words for someone who'd recognize pure beeswax on the table. Be patient! They'd not come with a crew before their agent get in touch by dropping plans on the table.
The condition is that any great project must have great idea and philosophy in the background. I'm absolutely sure, whatever being served, that this would not be the best lunch those guests ever had! That could be the point! Street dinner could culminate in great conversation and digging out "precious" information about any "lady Maria's bean soup" using this unfortunately ignored layer of society.. Action would begin with yourself running being followed by famous channel crew and their logistics desperately trying to find Maria, talking to her and making that bean soup together. This could be the 43rd page of cookbook that would be sponsored by someone else from now on.. "Street cooking" or whatever..
For some personal reasons I'd never do this but I am excited by all possibilities "I could see" in something like that. Reputation? As much you want, you'll cook unique Maria's bean soup from now on!
This rough fantasy should not be taken seriously because it died at the moment I pressed "SUBMIT". Real thing, if planned, which makes all magic possible is hidden deep in our brains and if you don't see it- dig it out! Moral and future dedication must not be forgotten. "I used" poor people as a vehicle to bright stars in this fictional reputation strategy.. Personally, after all, I'd buy a house in some forgotten Detroit and make superb restaurant where I'd wait airplanes from Las Vegas for a cool part of the game, they'd love temperature difference. Part of the profit would go to the homeless and poor people, of course.
Thinking about my "reputation" and (once again) avoiding brutal execution by my wife, I'll better wash those plates now.. Have a nice day!
PS. I cannot understand what "a bit of reputation" really means if someone is setting up the target BUT accepting local TV in initial part of the plan would probably help "freezing" career somewhere there :) Good luck Teylor!