Chef Eric Ripert seems like a guy who hasn't made too many mistakes in life. Ripert is the man behind the incredibly successful Le Bernadin in New York, he's been a guest judge on Top Chef, and he's palled around on TV with globetrotting gourmand Anthony Bourdain on a few occasions. But, Ripert does have some things he wishes he'd done differently in his career.
In this video, the chef shares advice with young entrepreneurs, and he notes it's advice he'd like to give to the younger version of himself. The restaurant industry is a competitive, cutthroat business, but Ripert says two things are big keys to success: "Being kind and being yourself are very important." He goes on to explain why this is the core of his business philosophy.
"I think it's very important to have a clear vision of where you want to go, what you want to achieve, and create a team around yourself. Therefore, you have to be generous ... take good care of the people around you because they are supporting you. They are the ones who are going to make the success of the company."
Watch the above video for more career advice from Ripert.