Past Episodes

402: Recognizing & supporting your team with Chef Jeff Deloff

In this episode we discuss how Chef Jeff Deloff got his start in the industry, why you need to follow your heart and “go for it”, the importance of finding a mentor, hard work paying off, every role in a restaurant being critical, how being young, inexperienced, and hungry can hinder and help you, how … Listen Now…

401: Optimize your website’s SEO with Seth Worby

In this episode with Seth Worby we discuss what makes Seth an authority on SEO and internet marketing, what SEO is, the 3 core things to focus on when increasing your search ranking, what effects the searchability of your website, what a “keyword” is, using “natural” or “organic” keywords within your website, getting “authoritative” sites … Listen Now…

400: Staying Humble with Chef Jason Alley

In this episode with Chef Jason Alley, we discuss working for the best- even if it means taking a lower ranked or position, getting experience to find your voice, doing work that fulfils you, finding your business partner, the pros of leasing VS owning, benefits in hiring close friends, helping open other people’s restaurants before … Listen Now…

397: Shareing your best move with Michael and Heather Harrell

In this episode with Michael and Heather Harrell, we discuss how Michael and Heather got there start in the industry, why they love the work they do, having a well balanced partnership, staying in your lane, having a daily regimen or routine, not losing the human element as you expand your business, working for a chain … Listen Now…

396: Keeping it simple stupid with David Fafara

In this episode with David Fafara, we discuss keeping it simple stupid, giving back to the community, being a hustler, starting small and scaling up, giving before you get, continuous learning, doing one thing really well, educating your staff and guests, scaling a business, and being someone’s exit strategy.  Chicago native, David Fafara is a … Listen Now…

395: Keeping your restaurant harassment-free with Rudy Miick

In this episode, we’re joined by business, leadership, and culture consultant, Rudy Miick. We’re discussing harassment- what it is, why you can’t afford it, how to prevent it from happening, and what to do when it does happen. Also, we discuss how to make your restaurant a “safe space”. This is Rudy Miick’s 3rd appearance on … Listen Now…

394: Strengthening connections with Jenée Libby

In this episode with Jenée Libby we discuss, why she started her podcast (edacious), how to get out of your own head when starting a scary project, your brand as an extension of who you are,  using technology to bring people together and promote the truly talented and passionate people in our industry,  common threads … Listen Now…

393: Becoming emotionally sound with Kyle Lee Mcknight

  In this episode, we discuss how Chef Kyle Lee Mcknight got his start in the industry, why he does the work he does, when getting started- how cooking was a vehicle for travel, how cooking to make people change has changed his career, finding sobriety, how life changes once sobriety is found, being emotionally … Listen Now…