A friend and I were talking today about a child-friendly restaurant she wants to open. The accommodations will suit the small stature of children, their food likes, a decor that pleases little guys and gals. She said to me, "You're children only once." Because of a memorable experience at a famous Pier 39 restaurant, San Francisco, California in 2009 -- the wait staff were genuinely solicitous toward her and her family -- she wants she open a business in the food industry.
Lacey is a passionate cook and is always sharing her recipes with me. She describes in minute detail the list of ingredients, the food prep, how to determine when the oil in the skillet is just the right heat to put in the breaded chicken fingers, etc. Today she showed me plans for the restaurant layout; we went online to draw ideas from a Geneva, Switzerland restaurant. She explained how she will hire consultants to help get her fledgling business off to a good, solid start. She made it clear to me this whole endeavor is about passion for a good meal and giving her customers the very finest in haute cuisine and impeccable service. It is not about the money, she reassured me.
Lacey is biding her time. She is eleven years old.