An Interview With Vicky Colas

It sounds cliched, but we believe that good food and a good diet can be so transformative in people’s lives. Providing Hartford County with artisan bread creates healthier options, and we are also able to donate a tremendous amount of bread to those in need. …


An Interview With Vicky Colas

Always keep the menu fresh. I’m currently looking for ways to upgrade our menu now. This never ever stops.

As part of our series about “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a Restaurateur”, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Brian Gruber.

Brian Gruber is a…


An Interview With Vicky Colas

Administrative work is part of the job. As an Executive Chef, you are not only creating dishes but you are also responsible for the entire kitchen. …


An Interview With Vicky Colas

A successful brand needs good people and good partners. I see my job ultimately as identifying passionate, hard-working and talented people, giving them the tools and resources they need and staying out of the way! Your people ultimately dictate everything — the quality of your product, the values it exemplifies…


An Interview With Vicky Colas

Never give up dreaming big — that really sums it up for me. I don’t think I ever thought all the things I am doing today would be possible. Never, ever give up on your dream. I am one lucky person, and I do what I love to do. …


An Interview With Vicky Colas

If you have a good idea and believe in it, then do it! My last good idea turned into a 350 unit restaurant chain that is still growing.

As part of our series about the lessons from influential ‘TasteMakers’, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Chef Brad Kent.

Chef…


An Interview With Vicky Colas

Marketing your business is necessary. Competition is very tough. I saw that coming. But what I did not see coming is the marketing aspect of the business which I do not know is important. I did not allot a budget. What happened next was that nobody knew about my restaurant…


An Interview With Vicky Colas

Of course, the keys to success in this country are going to be different for everyone. I will say the most significant measure of my family’s success is collaborative determination. As an immigrant family, we didn’t have much to begin with, but we always had food on the table and…


An Interview With Vicky Colas

Happiness: The entire life’s purpose is built on happiness, whether in work, home, or the community you live in. When you find it in one sector, you can find it almost anywhere. I try to encourage those who are unhappy to ease up on self-criticism. The fear of doing something…


An Interview With Vicky Colas

Always be improving — No one gets it right the first time. Whether that’s the name, formulation, or branding, there will always be room for improvement. Since our launch, we have gone through three iterations of our first packaging design and a complete brand refresh. We’ve incorporated feedback from our…

Chef Vicky Colas

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