A Local Entrepreneur
Tucson, Arizona is no stranger to Kade Mislinski and his passion in the restaurant industry – it is home to three of his successful restaurants. His entrepreneurism and spirit has led to many of his restaurants, such as Batch Café and Bar, being featured in Tucson Foodie, Tucson Weekly, Couture in the Suburbs and more. Being a third-generation restaurant guy, the experience of working in over 29 restaurants, opening 15 restaurants for a restaurant group, and finally opening his own restaurants, you could say Kade knows a thing or two about what makes a restaurant successful.
From conceptualizing menus, finding the right ambience and managing over 60 employees with multiple locations, Kade stays a busy man.
Focusing in on What's Important
After Kade left the restaurant group he worked for in Tucson, he knew he wanted to carve his own path and open his own restaurant. And he did just that. As a small business owner of several successful restaurants, Kade spends most of his time brainstorming unique ideas for his restaurants and new ways to keep the local residents coming back for more, all while maintaining daily operations and the back-office tasks required of every business owner.
Creating that personal connection and keeping it local, or localism, as he refers to it is what makes Kade and his restaurants unique. As he explains, Tucson is like a big city living the small town dream. It is a close-knit family of vendors, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and more that make the magic happen.
"The Tucson restaurant scene is based all around our vendors. We are really protective of who we use and we like the 'go-local' vibe that is happening everywhere," Kade stated. "Everyone knows who I use for produce, for meats, and even for payroll."