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Scott Youkilis realized at a young age that he had a passion for the restaurant business. Growing up in Cincinnati, he was surrounded by people in the industry, with an uncle who owned 3 successful restaurants as well as a close family friend who operated a successful venture. With these seeds in mind, Scott developed a zest for the fast-paced business and lifestyle that went along with it. Over the past 15 years, Scott has held a variety of positions - server to line cook to manager to chef - learning every aspect of the business before realizing his dream of opening a restaurant, which he successfully did in 2005. In its first year of operation, Maverick was named the city’s best new restaurant by San Francisco magazine’s readers poll, proving that his strategy had indeed worked.