What You'll Learn:
In his book Setting the Table, famous restaurateur Danny Meyer shares the secret to his success: a concept he calls enlightened hospitality. Working chronologically through his life until 2005, Meyer reveals his personal triumphs and struggles as he entered and eventually dominated the restaurant business. He leads the reader through his journey of building connections, taking risks, and eating plenty of food, and also breaks down and redefines hospitality. The concept of enlightened hospitality must apply not only to the waiter-customer relationship, but also throughout the business. Ultimately, Meyer says the book should not be viewed as a strict set of rules for success, but his personal story with advice that will assist and encourage up-and-coming restaurateurs, and owners of all kinds of businesses.