It's a positive sign when a boss can motivate his employees to stay with him for over two decades in the notoriously high-turnover restaurant industry.
But that's just what Mario Fava, owner of and in Larchmont as well as Chat American Grill and Moscato's in Scarsdale, has done.
Fava was chosen as one of Westchester Magazine's "Greatest Leaders and Bosses" published last week. According to the article, Lusardi's Manager Tony Cappello has worked for Fava for 22 years and Chat 19 Manager Maurizio Caputi has been an employee for 15 years now.
What is his secret to success?
Fava knows the restaurant business like the back of his hand, having worked in it since he was 14. And, as "a waiter with a suit on," there's nothing he asks his staff to do that he won't do himself.
Read more in the article link above.