Past Episodes

389: PART 1- Focusing on results with Scott Crawford

This is the first of a two-part series! In part one Chef Scott Crawford and I discuss focusing on results, how Chef Crawford found his lane, how to find your passion, working for the best possible people, how to build relationships, giving before you get, what real commitment looks like, building reputations not resumes, blending life … Listen Now…

388: Respect, listen, and push forward with Marc Jacksina

In this episode with Chef Marc Jacksina, we discuss what attracted Chef Jacksina to this industry, why you need to “remember where the fence is”, why a clean workspace is more than just a clean workspace, paying attention to your numbers, how to go about making change, the value of incredible service, the customers need is … Listen Now…

387: The 7 Rules of Greatness with Chef Charles Carroll

  In this episode with Chef Charles Carroll, we discuss the power in building your team, the inspiration behind his new book, and we share “Chef’s Seven Rules of Greatness”. Chef Carroll is an award-winning chef who travels the world speaking on championship thinking and personal greatness. For his work with US troops abroad, he was personally … Listen Now…

386: Writing job posts that convert with Pablo Fuentes

In this episode with guest, Pablo Fuentes we discuss how success starts with discipline, how to use your team to get inspiration for writing a good job post, the elements of a perfect job post, common mistakes to avoid when writing a job post and ultimately, how to write job posts that convert. Be sure … Listen Now…

385: Creating opportunity for the talented with Alex Lapratt

In this episode with Master Sommelier, Alex LaPratt, we discuss hiring those who are persistent about working for you, being positive and humble, knowing your stuff, not making it up if you don’t know your stuff, hard work being the difference between the successful and unsuccessful, surrounding yourself with the best, extreme attention to detail, … Listen Now…

384: Blazing your own path with Colin Lynch & Jefferson Macklin

In this episode, we bring back past guest, Business Manager of Bar Mezzana, Jefferson Macklin, and business partner, Executive Chef, Colin Lynch. When Jefferson first came on the show (episode 228) he and his partners, Colin and Heather Lynch, were in the build-out stage of opening their restaurant, Bar Mezzana. Jefferson, Colin, and Heather all … Listen Now…

383: 5 places NEW customers come from with Erik Shellenberger

In this episode, we discuss what makes Erik Shellenberger an authority on the topic of marketing, and we cover the 5 areas you’re most likely to find your next NEW customer: word-of-mouth, reviews, search engine optimization, social media, and others. We also discuss the power in paying for a mentor and spending money to make … Listen Now…

382: Collaborating with the greatness in others with Donnie Madia

In this episode with Donnie Madia, we discuss the power of collaboration, knowing your strengths, attracting onto yourself those who are strong where you’re weak, taking the ideas of others and tweaking them to make them your own, no one person being greater than the whole, having a will to succeed, How Madia and his … Listen Now…

381: Summarizing your brand by being the best with Jennifer Pelka

In this episode, we discuss how Jen Pelka got her start in the industry, how you got to “fake it till you make it”, how to create opportunity for yourself by creating positions, the power of side hustles, having great connections, networking, how to get people to like you,  summarizing your brand, picking one thing … Listen Now…

380: It’s about sharing knowledge with Ian Boden

In this episode with Ian Boden, we discuss the power of gathering and sharing knowledge, how this industry is filled with misfits- which makes it awesome, why abusing your mind and body needs to be a way of the past, correcting processes not people, taking ownership of your people falling short, why Chef Boden needed time … Listen Now…