Past Episodes

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…

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…