Why do you say you should never have done it?
I should have been a banker or something different but unfortunately it's a passion of mine. I think you always struggle with your own life sometimes and wish you did something else but I love what I do and I'm sort of like, how do you put it, trapped in my own circumstance. I can't do anything else!

What are your favorite places to eat when you're not working?
There's a little restaurant called Kanoyama on 2nd Avenue and 11th Street. It's a sushi bar and every Tuesday he has fresh fish flown in from Japan. I like to go and eat there a lot.

What do you hope for the future of the restaurant?
With the new ratings coming in our business has increased dramatically and I just foresee that we're going to be very successful. But with the recession we have to be patient. All I can say is that I'm going to be in the kitchen every day and making sure our guests have amazing food.