The Garnish: A Podcast for Restaurant People

Ashish Alfred on Sobriety, His 65 Staff Members, and the Guest Experience [S2E11]

February 7, 2020

Ashish Alfred is the chef-owner of three restaurants in the Baltimore area: Duck Duck Goose Baltimore, Duck Duck Goose Bethesda, and George’s Chophouse. He’s also over five years sober and extremely open about his lifelong struggle with mental health. 

We chatted about sobriety in the industry, how he manages 65 staff members across three restaurants, how he strives for an outstanding guest experience, and what he’d advise a friend if they told him they were opening a restaurant.

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