GM Interview: Terrapin’s Brian Williams

Brian Williams, General Manager and Sommelier of Terrapin Restaurant in Virginia Beach, keeps his establishment running in tip-top shape and makes sure his guests leave happy.  VSAG was lucky enough to snag a few minutes of his time between the hustle and bustle of managing a successful restaurant to get some insight into Brian:

1. What first interested you in the restaurant industry?
Being in and around good food and learning about wine — it was everything I wanted my life to be.

2. How did you evolve to be where you are today?
I started as a busboy in a fine dining restaurant at 16 and have stayed in the industry ever since.  I took my first management job at 24 and I haven’t looked back.

3. What is your go-to tip for a well-run restaurant?
Consistency is the key to the success in this industry.

4. Anthony Bourdain is calling — what city would you take him to for your favorite eats?
Eufaula, Alabama for River City Barbecue.

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