We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Kuk and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alex, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The success of Temple Street Eatery has been from a few factors. A strong leadership that drives commitment, consistency, transparency to the team within and our amazing customers. An amazing team that strives to give their best each and everyday to enlighten your palate. The loyalty and trust we have gained from our customers, and how they still help us by the best advertisement which is still, word of mouth!
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Temple Street Eatery was the first ramen/dumpling quick service restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. A lot of creative juices between my family and business partner went into the planning of the restaurant. We wanted to serve the foods that were a bit off the beaten path, but the foods that we wanted to have on our day off. I am most proud of producing a product that the community enjoys, that we are going on six years strong, that we also continue to give back to the community. The road is exciting, but hasn’t been easy. There have been bumps in the road, but to be honest and open with communication that has helped us to get over those challenges. The hospitality business is extremely rewarding! It’s always changing! It is alot of work! but if it is our passion you will love each and every day of it!!
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?
American Chinese- Christina Wan’s Chinese- Dragon City Dim Sum- Golden Marquis Thai- Panya Thai Japanese- Marumi Korean- Gabose Indian- Palace Greek- Greek Isles Italian – Frank’s in Hallandale my recommendation list.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have been blessed to have many who contributed to my success. First and foremost my faith in the Man upstairs has gotten me through thick and thin. My amazing mother, who has always been there to support. Chef Moran who was my culinary teacher, that became my mentor and now a dear friend who has taught me to put out fires. My family who gave me a chance with my business partner Diego who has become a brother. The many managers I have had in my career, have all taught me the tools I need to be successful
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