Past Episodes

412: Focus your energy with Jennifer Desrosiers

In Today’s episode, we’re joined by repeat guest, Jennifer Desrosiers. Jennifer and I discuss controlling your focus and energy, hiring good people, putting good people in the right place, getting clear on your mission, writing your mission down, code of ethics VS core values, the transition from working on the business VS working in the … Listen Now…

411: Getting back up with Chef Tim Boyd

In this episode with Chef Tim Boyd, we discuss what drew him to the industry, following passion not paychecks, not sacrificing quality, greatness attracting greatness, the dilution of passion with bigger operations, not letting your ego get the best of you, staying focused, having a balance of skill between FOH and BOH, being someones exit … Listen Now…

410: Leasing VS Buying with Mark Chase

In this episode with Mark Chase, we discuss where to start when deciding whether to lease or buy a restaurant, the pros, and cons of leasing and buying, things to consider when negotiating a lease, first right of refusal, leasing with option to buy, how to give yourself control if your leasing, vetting your landlord … Listen Now…

409: Trust and constant communication with Dan Margolis

  In this episode with Dan Margolis, we discuss why Dan fell in love with the industry, the importance of having a mentor, setting goals, humility, controlling your anger, recognizing your staff, the threat in redefining your brand too often, staying fresh, trusting your managers when transistioning to the role of Director of Operations, what … Listen Now…

408: Greater possibilities than challenges with Sandra Arnerich

In this episode with Sandra Arnerich we discuss, how she got her start in the industry, the power of surrounding yourself with the influence of great people, never accepting that your dream is not possible, discipline, getting everyone to believe in your culture, having fun at work, having your team established before your restaurant opens, … Listen Now…

407: Getting your product from Chef to Shelf with Sean McGrath

In this episode with Sean McGrath, we’ll shine a light on what should be considered when trying to get our products on retail shelves. What are the pros? What are the cons? We’ll also be discussing the trends you should be aware and how you can take advantage of these trends. Sean McGrath holds a … Listen Now…

406: Embracing your mission with Ouita Michel

In this episode with Ouita Michel, we discuss how she got into the industry, cooking for people you know and love, the meaning of hospitality, manifesting destiny by letting your intentions be known, visioning your goals, creating a solid business plan, knowing your numbers, being financially stable, the impact of a great mission statement, not … Listen Now…

405: Food as life- not a commodity with Gail Hobbs-Page

In this episode with Gail Hopps-Page, we discuss getting out of your comfort zone, how gail got her start in the restaurant business, being the best you can be in any given moment, building on your experience if you have no formal culinary education, why people burn out in the restaurant industry, identifying key employees, investing … Listen Now…

404: Facebook- What you’ll need to start doing on with James Eling

  In this episode with James Eling, we discuss the death of Facebook for business, discovering your unique selling proposition,  using your USP to create special impactful experiences, Facebook live, and Facebook ads. James Eling is the Founder and Host of Secret Sauce: The Restaurant Marketing Podcast, where they discuss marketing ideas, strategies and tactics with restaurant … Listen Now…

403: Being Thoughtful with Nick Arnerich

In this episode with Nick Arnerich, we discuss how he got into the industry, creating opportunity for those on your team, discipline, never stop believing, surrounding yourself with people that will encourage you to grow, humility, visioning, planning, learning the culture of a restaurant no matter how good you are, Nick’s biggest lessons learned from … Listen Now…