With five restaurants under his belt, it's safe to say that chef Tim Love knows a thing or two about starting a restaurant business. That's a big part of the reason why he signed on to be part of the CNBC show Restaurant Startup, which he stars in with fellow restaurateur Joe Bastianich. Each week, Tim and Joe hear food concepts from aspiring restaurant owners who want the businessmen to invest in their ideas. Tim and Joe put the contestants to the test to see what they're made of, then they duke it out for a chance to either invest, or send the contestants packing.
Tim told us that he loves the show because it's a real look at the restaurant business that many viewers haven't seen. "It's truly about seeing young entrepreneurs with an idea they think is worthy of opening a restaurant, and putting it in front of a couple of guys who have a lot of experience, and [hoping they] get the chance," Tim shares.
He gave us a behind-the-scenes look at the show, including who he's been really impressed by, and what those moments of debate with Joe are really like.
Check out the slideshow above to get a behind-the-scenes view of the show Restaurant Startup. Then, discover 10 facts you didn't know about Tim Love, find out what he's learned from his experience opening restaurants, learn his secrets to restaurant success and take a peek inside his home kitchen!