Jean-Georges Vongerichten Quotes

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten Quotes

A chef and a restaurateur are different jobs: One is about pleasing people with whats on the plate; the other is about understanding the market. Im a chef, but I think Im a savvy businessperson, too.
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I think food is getting lighter and healthier because people eat out so often. It's about quality ingredients because that is the root of good food.

— Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Food for me has to pop, and at Spice Market, the food really pops.

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Food is important for me, but as a restaurant group, to expand, you know, we have to look where the best market are - where the best markets are.

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I cook every day for six hours. It's my therapy. My love.

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I drink a lot of juice and eat a lot of vegetables.

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I have 20 restaurants. And if one doesn't work, it doesn't work.

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No one can understand my accent!

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The Hamptons remind me of my childhood vacations. I love the beach, restaurants, and produce found on the East End.

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The toughest decision is always whether to open a restaurant. Two or three bad months, and you could be out of business.

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You don't do a business for pleasure: You have to make money.

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A steak is a steak, so I tried to experiment with different side dishes, such as truffle croquettes, and unusual condiments, but I learned that people don't want you to change the steakhouse.

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My mother worked in a chocolate factory, so when I came home from school, I had a piece of baguette with dark chocolate in it. I remember her smelling like chocolate.

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Pound Ridge is about five miles from our country house. When you go every weekend for the last ten years without fail, well, that starts to feel like a home.

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There is so much more vegetable use in Thailand, India and China than meat. Yes, when you go to the markets or buy street food, you see shrimp or chicken - but mostly vegetables.

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When I arrived in New York, I was at the Drake hotel for five years; so, yeah, I really miss hotels. It's like having friends stay at your home. Every day you get to treat them, not only to dinner, but for breakfast, and everything throughout the day.

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