Team Vision: Building Trust, Empowerment, & Authenticity
At Hugh Acheson’s restaurant 5 &10, there are no managers; every employee takes equal responsibility for customer experience and the restaurant’s success. As the visionary force behind the restaurant, Chef Acheson worked to build a trustworthy team, carefully staffing and training each position to encourage ownership and authenticity. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, Chef Acheson explains his unique approach to management.
Survival Stories From a Top Chef
Having made his way up through the ranks in the kitchen, Hugh Acheson moved on to be a fan favorite contestant and now judge on Bravo’s Top Chef
. Chef Acheson shares stories from his well-rounded career in the kitchen, his rise to Top Chef
and the full flavor of his talent and passion.
Back to Basics: Promoting Growth, Community, and Home Economics
Hugh Acheson believes in bringing life back to basics. Starting in his own back yard, he's working to revive home economics across the country to help teach today's youth practical skills like how to can and preserve, sew a button, and balance a checkbook. Additionally, Chef Acheson's focus on smart dietary choices that include lots of local fruit and veggies is vital to our future generations. His overall vision aims to instill community development along with skill building to yield healthy, productive members of society. Using his own personal and professional experience, Chef Acheson discusses how small steps will help achieve this big goal and encourage stronger, smarter citizens of the world.
How Does Your Garden Grow: Community Development & Localism
Hugh Acheson’s mantra is: local first, sustainable second, organic third. He believes that food is the key to improving one’s community and making it sustainable. Chef Acheson advocates that taking small steps like shopping at your area farmer’s market, frequenting independent restaurants, learning to garden, and meeting the people who grow your food will make the world a better place, one community at a time.
The Art of Southern Cooking: Bringing Culture & Traditions to the Table
A Canadian transplant living in the South, Hugh Acheson has made a conscious effort to immerse himself in all things Southern. Chef Acheson has learned all about the culture, lifestyle, and traditions behind his favorite recipes and values the time-honored history associated with the South and its cuisine.
Small Steps, Big Goals
Achieving big goals often requires patience and small steps. Hugh Acheson believes in the slow and steady pace of incremental progress rather than trying to coerce people into committing to radical change. Creative buy-in through strategic partnerships is the key to long-term triumphs. From business plans to balanced nutrition, Chef Acheson discusses how to get started and set achievable goals along the way to promote success.
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