"I hope the cooks who are working for me now are getting that kind of experience so they can use what they're learning now as a foundation for a great career."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Thomas Keller on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Thomas Keller on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Thomas Keller on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Thomas Keller on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Thomas Keller on Earl Nightingale
"Food should be fun."
"Hopefully, imparting what's important to me, respect for the food and that information about the purveyors, people will realize that for a restaurant to be good, so many pieces have to come together."
"Now the restaurants have begun to catch up with the wine-making there are numerous great restaurants in Napa Valley, and it's wonderful because the people are there for just that: great food and great wine."
"But once in a while you might see me at In and Out Burger they make the best fast food hamburgers around."
"I wanted to learn everything I could about what it takes to be a great chef. It was a turning point for me."