Brent Frederick, owner of Jester Concepts, says a key ingredient in the growth of the hospitality company behind restaurants including Parlour and Borough was one that failed. Jester Concepts has expanded in the past decade as the Twin Cities chef-driven restaurant scene has boomed. The group also operates P.S. Steak, Monello, Constantine and Mercado in Minneapolis and a concession in a sports venue. In addition to overseeing Jester Concepts, Frederick is working to help others benefit from his experience and avoid missteps like those that led to the 2017 closing of Coup d’Etat after a three-year run in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood. One issue in that case was not doing enough research into whether people who lived nearby would support the offering. Frederick shares lessons learned and insider knowledge as widely as possible through platforms including a Twin Cities restaurant leadership group, a CEO roundtable and the Minnesota Restaurant Association (MRA). An MRA board member, Frederick is working with others in the organization to develop a membership package that details how to get into the restaurant business. Understanding the business side of running a restaurant is m...