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Episode 4

Total cost of ownership and the power of a spoon

Chef Rich and Justin discuss total cost of ownership and what that really means while reliving some hard-learned lessons in the past. Later, Ashlea Tobeck, Executive Chef at Children’s Hospital Colorado, joins the conversation to share her experience and insight on buying right the first time.


Be sure to follow Chef Rich and Justin on Twitter at @ChefRrupp and @jupehr.

Episode Notes

0:59 – Rich’s garden update

3:12 – Purchasing decision process

5:52 – Buyer’s remorse 

7:23 – Rich hits a sore spot with Justin

9:45 – Look good, feel, good, play good

12:44 – Introduce total cost of ownership

14:43 – Chef Ashlea joins the show

18:29 – Chef Ashlea’s story up to Children’s Hospital

29:33 – Chef Ashlea moves into executive position

34:39 – Facilitating flexible and versatile expansion

39:19 – Chef Ashlea’s buyer’s remorse

40:22 – The power of a spoon

46:53 – Chef Ashlea’s inspirational quote