'I was betting my entire career on taking kids out of jail and teaching ‘em to play with knives and fire.'
Before 18-year-old Dayton Swift was cooking at one of the hottest restaurants in Dallas, he was in a juvenile detention facility.
Swift became homeless at the age of 15, and as a result, he started to commit felonies — a common pattern for people trying to get off the streets.
"I had to steal. I had to kick into people’s houses," Swift recalls. "I then got up to points where I had to rob people."