The top chef Ryan Bishti has been in the restaurant business for 20 years and he still loves it. Ryan Bishti opened his first restaurant, The French House in Covent Garden, when he was just 23-years-old. Ryan’s latest venture is a new foodie shop called Kitchen Table which will open this month on Fetter Lane.
Ryan Bishti talked about what chefs really think about Instagram and how they feel that it is an important tool to use when running a successful restaurant: “I don’t know why we’re so opposed to social media,” Ryan Bishti said.”We’re living in this world where all of our lives are consumed by screens: TV, computer, phone—whatever you want to call them. It’s not like we’re doing it because we want to, we’re doing it because those things are part of society. I think all restaurants now have a social media strategy.”
“When something goes wrong in the kitchen, as a chef you quickly eat your mistake and serve the dish as if nothing has happened”.
“The rule with Instagram is never work when you’re hungry. Never be doing dishes when you’re hungry, never be putting your makeup on when you are hungry.”
“If it’s a restaurant that is really small with no outside seating, I think it makes sense to not have an Instagram account at all.”
“If you’re a chef and you’re not on Instagram, you might as well just close up shop.”
It’s no secret that chefs are some of the most opinionated people when it comes to food. And with the advent of social media, they’ve now added another platform to share their thoughts. Ryan Bishti, one of London’s most celebrated chefs, has spoken out about what he and his peers really think about Instagram.
For Ryan Bishti, social media is an important tool to use when running a restaurant. “When something goes wrong in the kitchen, as a chef you quickly eat your mistake and serve the dish as if nothing has happened”, he says. “