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Cliff Crooks: What advice do you wish you had when you were starting out?

Running a kitchen (or an office) means managing a range of personalities–something Chef Cliff Crooks wishes he would have better known before.

FAST COMPANY: What advice do you wish you had when you were starting out?

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CLIFF CROOKS: The one piece of advice would be that you cannot manage two people the exact same way. In a kitchen especially, you’re dealing with a lot of different personalities, so person A might be really relaxed and person B might be a little high strung. It’s all about knowing your cooks and your employees to manage them more effectively.

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