None of us love talking about how we failed. We may obsess about these flubs, missteps, errors in judgment, and mortifying mistakes on constant loop in our heads, but generally, most of us aren’t going out of our way to shine a spotlight on our biggest mess-ups. But how else would we improve as business people, artisans, leaders, partners, and human beings if we didn’t examine where we stumbled, and how we got up again? These 22 chefs, restaurateurs, writers, sommeliers, and food world luminaries sat down with me at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and on the Communal Table podcast to share moments of painful setbacks, and the lessons they learned to move forward. Read full article, including Chef Michel’s story, here.

By Kat Kinsman