Saved by a Blonde & a Chicken Pot Pie: A Restaurateur's Memoir (Hardcover)

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Saved by a Blonde & a Chicken Pot Pie: A Restaurateur's Memoir (Hardcover)


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In Saved by A Blonde & A Chicken Pot Pie, restaurateur Bob Spivak recounts growing up in the restaurant business, how athletics and ingenuity helped him succeed despite living with dyslexia, and the lunch meeting that changed the course of his life, personally and professionally.

Bob Spivak is the past chairman of the California Restaurant Association, a Director for the California Culinary Academy, and the recipient of many awards, including Restaurateur of The Year from the California Restaurant Association.

Guy Fieri - Chef & Restaurateur

"They say you can't judge a book by its cover but maybe now you can by its title. 'Saved By A Blonde & A Chicken Pot Pie' is as entertaining as it is inspirational through the life and lessons of legendary restaurant man, Bob Spivak. From creating the ultimate Hollywood power lunch spot to selflessly serving the restaurant business community, Bob's life story is one of hard work, passion and giving back...and it's a story worth reading."

Jot Condie - President and CEO of the California Restaurant Association

"A powerful memoir that chronicles the life's journey of an iconic restaurateur. This book is a must-read for anyone who has ever faced adversity, hardship, or struggle. Bob Spivak shares his inspiring story that is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit - from a young man with a learning disability to the founder of a restaurant empire."

Richard Melman - Founder and Chairman, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants

"I've always had a lot of respect for Bob as a person and a businessman. This is a wonderful book for young restaurateurs who want to learn about all the trials and tribulations of getting started in business. The Grill on the Alley was always one of my favorite restaurants in LA - so this book is worth it, not just for Bob's story, but also for the crave-able recipes that Bob shares."

Susan Feniger - Award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and radio and TV personality from the Food Network's cooking show Too Hot Tamales

"There is no one in the restaurant business who is more supportive, more humble, or more respectful of people and the business itself than Bob Spivak. In the 30 years I've known him he continues to be the epitome of what it takes to be successful: honest, straightforward, down-to-earth, and loving."

Richard Pink - Co-Owner of Pink's Hot Dogs, A Hollywood Landmark since 1939

"Throughout the years, I have witnessed Bob Spivak's unwavering dedication to the creation of a culinary empire. From humble beginnings, Bob embarked on a path that touched the lives and taste buds of countless individuals. Bob has always conducted himself with the utmost integrity, treating his staff, guests, and chefs with great respect. Bob's legendary story is of his passion, talent, and integrity that resulted in not only a truly remarkable dining experiences at his many restaurants, but also inspired countless aspiring restaurateurs to follow in his footsteps."

Product Details ISBN: 9781916954199
ISBN-10: 1916954197
Publisher: Bob Spivak
Publication Date: November 22nd, 2023
Pages: 286
Language: English