the spirit of gusto!

or, the difference we aspire to represent.

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Shake yourself awake... Live today with gusto.
—Dale Carnegie
Mr. Carnegie's powerful 3-word phrase echoes through our culture. And while Nate originally applied it to his own culinary awakening, we believe the notion is applicable to any challenge in life.

Shake Yourself Awake is about living intentionally, seeking purpose, and the constant pursuit of self-discovery. The idea has led us to these declarations, which we proudly share with our teams & communities.
we believe in the power of an open mind
if you never try it, then you'll never know (don't be scared of mangos)
we believe in servant leadership
humility brings out the best in us!
we believe in authenticity
look for, find, and be You!
we believe in the magic of awakenings
the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that ignite our senses!
we believe in kindness
it only takes a moment to be the bright spot in someone's day!
we believe in the goodness in humans
connecting with people is our Why!
we believe in laughter
it does not discriminate!
we believe that attitude is everything
our teams and service are held accountable to a higher positivity!
heard

In any relationship, effective communication is paramount. At gusto! we choose to lean into this challenge using one powerful word of reciprocation.

 

We live in a world where people truly appreciate being heard. Whether on social media, in person, or on the phone, people want to be listened to – they want to have a voice – they need to be heard. The same goes in the kitchen. All over the world, kitchen teams use a unique language that may sound funny to someone who’s never experienced it before. It’s common to hear kitchen staff yelling terms like “BEHIND!” “CORNER!” “86!” and “HEARD!”

These code words are critical to the operations and safety of the team. In our business, “heard” means, “I’m listening” or “You can count on me”. Deliberately embracing the notion of HEARD gives our employees the opportunity to communicate with respect, empowerment and fun – even in the middle of a frenzied environment.

The HEARD mentality is a big part of our culture at gusto! and is our internal mantra. We believe that attitude is everything, and we set out each day with the intention of creating a positive impact on our guests and teammates.

our people are a rising force!

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