Episode 7 – The RAD pROBcast – Chef Q from restaurant Q1227

Chef Q from restaurant Q1227 in Roseville, California joins me for a deep dive on how you go from being the youngest of 17 children birthed by his mom, to owning one of the hottest, most acclaimed, (and delicious) spots in Nor Cal. We discuss his time in the Navy, his passion for food, slimy okra, 42-ounce tomahawk rib-eyes, and how he navigated opening a restaurant just 3 months before Covid changed everything. We discuss the business side of motivating and holding employees accountable, how you build relationships with customers, and the difference between being a Black-owned business and a business owned by a Black man. Faith, Family and Food drive this man (in that order) and it shows…oh, yeah…and we find out what the Q stands for!

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