Real Leaders with Roshini Season 2, Episode 8: Chef Gavin Kaysen shares why restaurants are like kids and why they're worth putting his neck out a little bit during a global pandemic

Wednesday, May 13th

Explorer. James Beard Award Winner. Restaurant owner. Chef Gavin Kaysen's list of accolades keeps growing. A very real global pandemic hit his industry hard, and he wasn't afraid to put his neck out to fight for it. He compares his restaurants to kids but admits the best part of his day is always getting home to his very real two sons. Chef Kaysen calls cooking his therapy and had a distinct vision for each of his three restaurants: Spoon and Stable, Bellecour, and Demi. His favorite mistake? Losing his passport in Switzerland at the age of 21. That also meant a memorable and long date with his now wife. As for downtime, he loves long walks by the river for date night and grabbing a meal at a great restaurant--something he hopes to do sooner than later.