Kristina Goode, General Manager, David Burke Kitchen, Aspen, CO (opening next month)
1. You never truly know how many dying relatives an employee has until it's the holidays, and they can't get a shift covered.
2. If the cooks aren't eating a family meal, you probably shouldn't either.
3. Never judge a book by its cover. You'll never believe how many billionaires love to wear Levis.
4. When someone has to wait for a while for a table, always give them champagne; it goes straight to their head and inevitably makes them forget the time.