We had the good fortune of connecting with Adriana Kacha and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Adriana, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
I gave birth to my daughter, Arisu, a few months ago. Although I haven’t been a parent very long, I know that everything I do and have done has an impact on my child’s future. This statement reflects on how my husband, Nicholas Kacha, and I run Rudford’s Restaurant. Every day Nicholas and I make decisions that determine the overall success and future of the restaurant. We pride ourselves in that we are family owned and operated business. We have worked really hard to instill core values such as service, hard work, and family within the workplace. These values make Rudford’s an establishment where patrons frequent and employees never leave. Knowing that Arisu will grow up at Rudford’s, she will learn these core values and will be able to apply these values within her own life and in her future. She will learn how we treat everyone with kindness and respect, what it means to show up everyday and give 100%, and that family always comes first.
The past year was packed full of many difficult decisions in regards to the pandemic. Nicholas and I had to learn how to adapt the restaurant to changing protocols. The restaurant remained open 24/7 since the beginning of the pandemic and we never closed. This was extremely important to the impact of my child’s future. Because of our relentlessness we are thriving and now busier than ever. We are able to keep our doors open and welcome to all for many more years to come. The decisions we made during this time absolutely affect the future of my child. Arisu will learn about the relentlessness that it takes to be a business owner, about how no matter how tough it gets, you can never give up. She will learn that owning a business takes a lot of time and effort to be successful.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My passion for restaurants started at a young age. As a child, I can remember wanting to use my EasyBake Oven everyday. I wanted to make people happy through food. There were countless lemonade and snow cone stands during the summers. I literally grew up in a restaurant, my mom would take me to work everyday. I started working in restaurants at fifteen and I learned a lot about the service industry along the way, but simply; every day is a new day, always do your absolute best, smile and move on. Hard work is HARD.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love eating out and trying new places. Sometimes I get a little stuck on a place, but that’s just because it’s THAT GOOD. The current weekly spots include: Luce Bar and Kitchen, Seneca, Chris’ Ono Grinds Island Grill, Blue Water Seafood Market and Grill and Soi on 30th. I’ve been craving a juice from Señor Mangos lately. Since I’ve had my baby, I find myself on walks around Morley Field and we practically live at the San Diego Zoo now.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My shoutout is dedicated to my daughter Arisu and my husband Nicholas. Communication, compromise and commitment make each day better than the last. I love you both unconditionally.