Anthony Strong

Anthony Strong


Chef Owner at Stella's


What continues to inspire me most is seeing all of our staff grow, learn, and become successful in the industry.


EXPERIENCE
When hiring, I look for how developed your abilities are to listen and communicate.
Strengths lead to weaknesses; just when you think you're at the top of your game, you'll be challenged with something completely new and uncomfortable.
To keep my team inspired and motivated, I like them to see how much I genuinely care about their success. I attempt to be inspiring, firm, supportive, and intuitive, all while staying a completely irreverent dork, because honestly it's important we're all having fun.
I always recommend up-and-coming professionals to read "Zingerman's Guide to Being a Better Leader".
Ticonderoga Envirostik Pencils are the one tool I always carry on me at work.
To continue to educate myself, I engage in five hours of "active learning" a week, mostly reading.
When I was 19 I moved to NYC, took a job at LeBernardin. While intimidating and scary, it was a dream come true. I learned very early on the intensity i would have to maintain in order to succeed, and how sheer determination and self-discipline could get me through any situation. Most importantly, I learned that I loved the work and all the insanity that came along with it.
I've been fascinated by food since I was a nerdy little kid peeling grapes one by one while watching Martin Yan on TV!

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