Imagine the know-how and experience you would have after building 1,500 restaurants. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I speak with Kevin King, President of Donatos. Kevin’s long career has taken him some of the most successful franchises in the business including Dominos, Papa Murphys, Smoothie King and others.
In this week’s episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Zaylan Jacobsen. Zaylan is a veteran server, bartender and team leader who saw a gap in staff training and service. He not only found a way to up-level the guest experience in his own employer’s restaurants but is now disrupting the industry.
This is a FUN episode. I’m speaking with a food writer, podcast/ television host and all-around colorful guy Chef Joe Ricchio. He is a big personality around the food scene in the state of Maine, as well as in the culinary world at large. Joe has written for Bon Appetit, The Food Network, The New York Times and has appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations”. He is all about food trends, new and favorite restaurants, critiques, up and coming chefs and more.
With me in this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast is Matt Rolfe, a noted industry speaker, coach, entrepreneur, and author. Matt is a mentor to the top 10% of our industry…the pioneers and the game-changers.
In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Brandon Boudet, Co-owner and Executive Chef of Little Dom’s of Los Angeles and the new Little Dom’s Seafood in Carpenteria. He shares his cooking inspirations, leadership style, training philosophies, how he coped with the labor shortage, and his best advice for operators moving forward.
Hospitality defines our business and delivering amazing guest experiences is the name of the game. It’s about leveraging a true competitive advantage. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Chris Adams, CEO, and Founder of the Ellis Adams Group, an international hospitality consulting firm that works with some of the leading hospitality brands around the globe.
This episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast is all about the James Beard Foundation and most importantly, the famous awards each year. Our guests are Dawn Padmore and Tanya Holland who lead the awards committee. They share the prestige and history of the JBF Awards. They speak to the incredible legacy of James Andrew Beard, famous chef, author lecturer, and television personality. They discuss how the deserving candidates are recognized and nominated and so much more!
Pride and passion run deep for all of us in this business. but rising from a deep personal tragedy to open multiple successful concepts takes something more. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Ms. Lisa Dahl, the CEO and Executive Chef of Dahl Restaurant Group. Lisa found Sedona, Arizona to be an especially healing and inspiring place to build her concepts. She is a self-taught chef, multiple cookbook author, and company visionary doing great things for our industry and her community.
In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Dave Fink, Founder, and CEO of Postie. Postie is disrupting traditional Direct Mail efforts with digital technology and getting far better results. You know I love a disruptor!
I’m always impressed by visionary leaders who innovate and transform our industry. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with T.K. Pillan Founder and Executive Chairman of the largest, most influential vegan/vegetarian restaurant company in the U.S. T.K.’s mission is to stop animal cruelty, end world hunger, and improve both the health of the planet and his guests.