I am expecting a lot of one-sided responses, but that's ok and expected.
I am an amateur chef, and wine aficionado. My core background is in business and finance. I have run two other small businesses as well as worked in corp America. I am opening up a new restaurant/bistro/wine-bar about 60-seats plus a patio (during summer) and a room for private parties. I will be hiring a chef and a few cooks. I am thinking about finding a talented person from culinary school who is hungry for a job and giving them the chance to run my kitchen. I know probably 99% of culinary students are probably not ready, but I keep thinking one might be. I was very young went I started my first business and then as well as other times people have told me "your not ready to do XYZ" or "you need 10 years of experience first". They were wrong and I am looking to give someone a chance.
First- am I crazy? Could this possibly work?
Second- if it could work, what advice would you give me on how to make it happen?