We had the good fortune of connecting with Kyle Foster and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kyle, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Early on in my career I made work my life. I just threw myself to the industry and let it have its way with me. That’s just how restaurants were back then. There was no open discussion about work life balance or mental health as there is today. Now it is important for me to have balance. I have a family that takes priority. However I still have to work hard at the career I’ve spent more than half my life working in.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My journey has not been easy. You have to constantly work hard. Always strive to be better. Never settle for just okay. Perfection is a journey not at destination.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Check out the natural beauty of Colorado. Climb a mountain find a view and just sit and take it in. When you find your way back into the city grab a few beers at Ratio, Trve, or Spangalang brewery. Eat at Owlbear BBQ or find a gem on Federal Blvd.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would not be where I am today without Andrea Curto Randazzo, Frank Randazzo, Jeremiah Bullfrog, and the French Laundry Cookbook

Website: www.stirtolearn.com

Instagram: @piratealleydenver

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