Erin’s Takeover Thursday with Sebastian Oveysi

Erin's Takeover Thursday with Sebastian Oveysi
Chef Sebastian Oveysi

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Amoo's Tagliata Di Manzo, Pomegranate Rose Creme Caramel and Wild Caught Boston Black Cod Kabob
[Clockwise] Tagliata Di Manzo, Pomegranate Rose Creme Caramel and Wild Caught Boston Black Cod Kabob

Who:

Chef Sebastian Oveysi
Executive Chef/Managing Partner
Amoo’s House of Kabob
6271 Old Dominion Dr
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 448-8500
www.amoosrestaurant.com

What was your first job?

I worked as a waiter for my father’s restaurant when it was located in Falls Church, VA in the early 90’s.

If you could travel back in time, what is the one piece of advice would you tell your former self?

If I could go back in time, I would definitely tell myself to utilize all the resources that I had front of me.

Favorite spot for power networking?

My answer is simple, my restaurant. Although, I really use the internet to market the restaurant, but it’s at Amoo’s where I build a lot of my connections in person.

Greatest achievement thus far?

Amoo’s was ranked #1 Restaurant in this year (2013) 5 Stars baby!!

Is there something (product, service, person, etc.) you cannot live without in your everyday work life?

My family, without them I am nothing! Oh and EDM! I have to have my music blasting in the kitchen while working!

What’s next? Where do you see your business in the next 10 years?

Amoo’s face lift renovations and full liquor license.

… and the actor who would play you in your Biopic would be:

Josh Hutcherson

Favorite Quote:

Vision without action is a daydream,
Action without vision is a nightmare!

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