Chefs and Restaurants

Can Chefs Buy Restaurant Real Estate? It’s Possible. Here’s How.

Caroline Hatchett

Throughout his years as a line cook, Matt Kelly remembers hearing the same advice in every independent restaurant he worked in: if you’re going to own a restaurant, make sure you own the building. “It was critical hearing that at such a young chef age from the people I was sweating next to,” says Kelly, chef/owner of MK Hospitality in Durham, N.C. 

So Kelly diligently saved the...