Chef Wiley Bates III joined the PeasOnMoss podcast to break down myths about the path to success and to tell us about his successful journey. From managers who recognized his talent and gave him opportunities to excel to identifying his own challenges and working even harder to overcome them, Chef Wiley could take lots of credit for his incredible path but chooses to recognize the mentors in his life who opened doors.

A past member (a gold medalist, in fact) of the ACF Culinary Team of the USA, Chef Wiley describes his journey as coming from humble roots being surrounded by big players who took him on and pushed him to excel. His superpower: relentless commitment to being better, learning more, and personal improvement. Chef drops incredible insight and knowledge throughout his story, and it’s impossible to choose the single best lesson he shared.

Today, chef is the Food Service Manager for IFF, having transitioned to sales to learn the other side of the business. He came from hotel food service, worked at Yum Brands, and worked as a corporate executive chef. Since he loves talking with people, identifying their problems and providing solutions, he took on the challenge of sales, but cautions that it’s not for everyone. Never resting, Chef continues to challenge himself.

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