Michael Sanson


Michael Sanson took over as editor-in-chief of Restaurant Hospitality magazine the same year Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry’s ashes were launched into space and Paul McCartney was knighted Sir Paul by the Queen. Since then he’s been writing about his restaurant experiences in an editorial currently called Sanson Sez. His column has elicited all forms of love and hate, which are documented on our letters page, Back Talkin’.
If you have a beef with his opinions or want to share a little love, email Mike. The best of your comments will appear in Back Talkin’.

Chefs, restaurateurs share their best advice 
Some cool cucumbers share the best advice they ever got or gave.
Where are your restaurant customers? 
My columns belie how much I truly respect what you do for a living.
Don't mess with menu classics
I’ve noticed a couple of problem areas in restaurants I visited recently that have become really annoying
Toast: One of Cleveland's most exciting new restaurants  2
Restaurant features hyper-local ingredients, including veggies and eggs from an urban plot down the street.
Managing the tricky balance between quality, cost 7
Editor-in-chief Mike Sanson on balance in the restaurant business
What's next: Fried chicken and doughnuts 
Some things obviously go together, like peanut butter and jelly. Some combos are not so obvious. We try to get to the bottom of the emerging chicken and doughnut craze
Would you please shut up? 1
Restaurants have gotten louder, but that may not be a bad thing.
The coolest multiconcept companies in the land 
See Restaurant Hospitality's picks for powerful multiconcept restaurant companies that not only play it cool, they kick ass.
Clueless, careless no-shows! 5
Customers can be clueless on how no-shows hurt a restaurant
No excuses: Take responsibility 3
Too often, when I bring a mishap to the attention of restaurant managers or owners, they are not really interested in solving the problem.
Top buzz from the 2013 Aspen Food & Wine Classic
Advice on menus, media, marketing and more from the masters
Five questions for Lee Maen
The man behind some of L.A.'s coolest restaurants takes a breather in Aspen to talk with RH editor-in-chief Mike Sanson
Catching up with Richard Sandoval in Aspen 1
The chef/owner of a growing multi-concept restaurant company took time out at the event to talk about his career and plans ahead.
Dufresne, Keller, Ripert discuss careers, legacy
Food & Wine Best New Chef stars Wylie Dufresne, Thomas Keller, Eric Ripert discuss their careers
Chefs offer tips on breaking into broadcast
Ming Tsai, Susan Feniger, other chefs offer tips on breaking into food television

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