Past Episodes

427: Put your nose down and shine- Bill Fuller

In this episode with Chef Bill Fuller, we discuss: how Chef Fuller got his start in the industry, where the culture of being “hard” in the restaurant industry comes from, correcting the behavior, not the person, as sous, how to handle an executive chef that is less qualified than you, being mindful of your mood … Listen Now…

425: Life is too short not to just do it with Joe Fontana

In this episode with Joe Fontana, we discuss the power of small daily improvements, how it all begins with making the choice to start, what Joe loves about the industry, advice on recruiting/staffing team members, finding and following your why, finding a mentor, how to start a business plan, going to experts for help, testing … Listen Now…

424: Today is the best day of your life with Brian & Brad Wasik

  In this episode with Brian and Brad Wasik, we discuss the history of Wasik’s Cheese Shop, what growing up in a family cheese shop was like, never “aim an unloaded gun”, the results of treating the assistants, secretaries, and¬†truck drivers of the world well, changing and evolving with time, improving with every day, taking … Listen Now…

423: Succeed by raising standards with David Allred

In this episode with Dave Allred, we discuss how he got his start in the industry, always growing, creating habits, listening to your employees, the importance of standards, not standardizing personality, making sure your managers care, how franchises and corporations limit creativity, becoming an expert, empowering your team with system, the 10 steps of customer … Listen Now…

423: Succeed by raising standards with David Allred

In this episode with Dave Allred, we discuss how he got his start in the industry, always growing, creating habits, listening to your employees, the importance of standards, not standardizing personality, making sure your managers care, how franchises and corporations limit creativity, becoming an expert, empowering your team with system, the 10 steps of customer … Listen Now…

422: Combating Fraud and Misconduct with Juliette Gust

  In this episode with Juliette Gust, we discuss how the moral and behavioral standards trickle from the top down, how employees should handle being sexual harassed, how employers should handle sexual harassment, what NOT to do when someone reports sexual harassment or fraudulent behavior, using the ethicssuite.com platform to report these fraudulent reports, and … Listen Now…

421: Be a game changer with Bobby Marcotte and Bobby Buivid

In this episode with Bobby Marcotte and Bobby Buivid,¬† we discuss how both Bobbys got into the industry, being original, changing the game, creating something from nothing, immersing yourself in the industry to get ahead, living in the moment, planning your next move, existing to care for your team, hiring people who care, how shared … Listen Now…

420: Be a cook who cares with Maria Campbell

  In this episode with Maria Campell, we discuss focusing less on titles and more on “just being”, the story behind Cooks Who Care, adaptability, sharing knowledge, putting yourself out there, why connecting people is important, knowing that you’re not alone, the culture within the industry changing to support better quality of life, redefining what … Listen Now…

419: The Creative Process with Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg

In this episode with Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, we discuss the inspiration for their eleven books, following your curiosity, common habits of successful chefs and restaurateurs, the significance of listening, how creativity is the #1 skill or strength people attribute their success to, how creativity leads to competitive advantage, the 3 stages to the … Listen Now…