Meet Kayla, Restaurateur

For Kayla, running a great restaurant is all about the people. She works day-in and day-out to inspire her team and help them reach their full potential. And it’s paying off – Kayla reached Restaurateur in just two and a half years. Check out her advice for running a great restaurant team below.

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“Training is truly KEY. Invest in your people and they will invest in you!”

– Kayla, Restaurateur at Chipotle


Q: Why did you make the decision to work at Chipotle?

A: I fell in love with the Food with Integrity mission and the people culture. A former coworker joined Chipotle and asked me to come along!

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Chipotle?

A: Developing people!

 

Q: What has surprised you the most about working at Chipotle?

A: How much Chipotle cares about their people!

 

Q: What has been the most rewarding aspect of reaching Restaurateur?

A: Having a team that truly cares and is connected to everything we do! People that want to better themselves, each other, and Chipotle!

 

Q: What has been the most challenging aspect of reaching Restaurateur?

A: Inspiring my team to keep it 100/100 every single day!

 

Q: What advice do you have for others on the road to Restaurateur?

A: Lead by example and never miss an opportunity to celebrate with your team! Training is truly KEY. Invest in your people and they will invest in you!

 

Q: What’s next for you at Chipotle?

A: I would love to run a restaurant that trains new Chipotle managers and I want to become a Field Leader as well!

 

Q: What is your go-to Chipotle order?

A: Veggie bowl with white rice, black beans, fajitas, mild, corn, lettuce!