Chef Tim Love has opened many restaurants, and he still finds a special magic in the excitement of that opening night. Now he gets to use his experience in the restaurant business on the show Restaurant Startup, where he and fellow restaurateur Joe Bastianich battle it out to invest in food concepts presented to them by contestants.
From his own experience, Tim knows the process is no walk in the park, and there are a lot of things aspiring restaurant owners need to consider. He shared with us the hardest thing he's encountered in opening restaurants, his best advice about what to expect when opening one, and how he personally overcomes the common hurdles in the restaurant business.
Check out the slideshow above to discover what Tim has learned from his very own restaurant startups.
Then, find out 10 things you didn't know about the Western chef, learn his secrets to restaurant success, get a behind-the-scenes look at his show Restaurant Startup and take a peek inside his home kitchen!