Be humble and show gratitude. I have never lost sight of where I came from and I try to use that frame of mind in dealing with the people I encounter everyday, from employees to colleagues. I may be the CEO, but I also sweep floors when the situation calls for it. I have some employees who started with me in 2005 from humble beginnings and are now holding executive level positions. Our Vice President, Christina Tsang, came to us from a temp agency and now she’s my right hand.
Sam Mustafa, CEO of Charleston Hospitality Group shares his thoughts on the importance of having strong business negotiation skills and how this translates into the success of your company and standards for future contacts.
Let me ask you this. You may or may not be a business owner, but you are reading this blog because we have a thing or two in common, and I can attest that starts with being a leader. With that being said, what are some characteristics commonly associated with leaders in your industry? In the industry of my company, Hospitality the few that come first to mind include dedication, sweat equity and a lot of trial and error. It is for certain that these characteristics do not describe all CEOs in the hospitality industry, however, I can say that most share these commonalities.
Sam Mustafa, CEO of Charleston Hospitality Group shares his experience seeking bold new flavors amid post pandemic food shortages.
Catching up with Sam Mustafa, CEO of Charleston Hospitality Group in Jordan. Sam has traveled back home to Amman, Jordan seeking out new inspiration and bold worldly flavors in his quest to innovate his restaurant concepts during the current nationwide food and logistic shortages. Sam hopes to bring some of these ideas and new flavors back to his concepts in Charleston, Savannah and Miami to reinvigorate old traditions with a new world, post pandemic.
Charleston Hospitality Group is known for providing each guest an experience that is just as unique as the next. Comprising over 5 different restaurant brands and over 10 total restaurants in South Carolina, Charleston Hospitality Group is now expanding nationally! Our restaurant concepts include Toast! All Day, HonkyTonk Saloon, Eli’s Table, JohnKing Grill and Piano Bar , Queology and Tabbuli. Our success stems from all our personnel behind the brand. It is important to our organization that our standards of service are consistently excellent across the board. Our team all share the same mindset and the passion behind our mission statement, “Something for everyone!”. Yes, indeed- there is something for everyone at all our restaurant locations. Providing each and every one of our guests with an unmemorable experience is one of our core concepts and operational strategies that we strive for everyday at Charleston Hospitality Group.