- It’s ok to make mistakes, but learn from your mistakes.
- It’s All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business & in Life,
Steve DiFillippo opened his first restaurant at age 24.
Today he is Chef/Owner Northern Italian Steakhouse and Modern Mediterranean restaurant, with locations in Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and New York City, as well as Gillette Stadium.
Steve is also owner of an expanding line of products sold in 3,000 markets in 40 states, including Costco, BJs, Stop & Shop, Big Y, and other supermarkets.
As TV host of the Emmy Award winning “Dish It Up” on Style Boston, Steve and the brand have been featured in such media outlets as NBC’s Today Show, FOX Sports, Better TV, ABC, CBS, New York Times, Time, Bloomberg News, The Boston Globe, and the Boston
Business Journal, to name a few.
With guests constantly asking how he did it, Steve shares with us his wildly engaging story of starting and running a successful restaurant, and living life to the fullest along the way.
There are 5.9 million restaurant workers who dream of opening their own restaurant.
They need mentors – restauranteurs that have gone before them – to teach them the do’s and don’ts of how to be successful.
That first restaurant is now the hub of a rapidly growing $50 million restaurant brand group with 8 additional locations and a $10 million
food line in 30,000 retail outlets across 40 states.
Each year, Steve engages hundreds of aspiring restauranteurs across dozens of audiences, teaching them that:
Having a successful restaurant takes a lot more than a love for food
Establishing a positive, well-defined company culture is an oftern
overlooked, though key element to employee loyalty and customer
It’s possible to have a wildly successful business and have a blast
There are always opportunities for expansion and growth of your brand
if you think creatively and outside of the box.
Books by Steve DiFillippo