Past Episodes

089: Chef Allen Hess of the Mauna Lani Bay CanoeHouse

 

72-dpi-chef-allen-hess-at-canoe-house-mana-lani-0649_r640x453Chef Allen Hess describes his cuisine as “innovative” and “progressive”, but importantly, as “culturally sensitive”. While he’s not one to stereotype himself as having a signature style, his food embodies a Slow Food take on Hawaii Regional Cuisine inspired by Hawaii’s plantation era.Chef Hess joined Mauna Lani Bay CanoeHouse in 2012 from his namesake restaurant in Waimea, Allen’s Table, where he was both co-owner and chef. Prior to this, he was Executive Chef for Merriman’s restaurant, (also in Waimea) and Sous Chef at Alan Wong’s Hualalai Grille and at Roy’s Restaurant in Waikoloa.

 

 

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Listen Now…089: Chef Allen Hess of the Mauna Lani Bay CanoeHouse

088: William Bender of Rock My Restaurant

  William has spent his entire career providing leadership while working and consulting in all segments of the foodservice industry. Bill’s expansive industry knowledge and tight focus on restaurant fundamentals obtain positive performance results for client’s – independents, regional and national chains and start-up concepts. Today, he is co-host of Foodable TV’s Rock My Restaurant … Listen Now…

087: Talking Tuesday | Zingerman’s 12 Natural Laws of Building a Great Business

 

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Today we’re discussing the latest book I read A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business (Zingerman’s Guide to Good Leading)written by author and co-founder of Zingerman’s, Ari Weinzweig. I had the pleasure of meeting Ari, while attending the Chefs Collaborative Summit in Boulder, CO.  He was giving a speech titled “The Twelved Natural Laws of Building a Great Business.” While sitting through his lecture, I thought to myself “Wow, this is great content, I NEED to dedicate and episode to it!” Here it is…

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Listen Now…087: Talking Tuesday | Zingerman’s 12 Natural Laws of Building a Great Business

086: Chris Tunstall of abarabove.com

 

DSC_0035_small-234x300Chris has over ten years experience working in and managing bars around the San Francisco and Sonoma, California areas. He has dedicated his career to learning the advanced mixology and cocktail techniques that differentiate the best bartenders. In addition to his years of experience in the industry, he is also the founder of abarabove.com where they turn bartender and cocktailsenthusiasts into world-class mixologist.

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Listen Now…086: Chris Tunstall of abarabove.com

085: Authority Thursday | Todd Edman of Waitrainer.com Using Technology to Train Your Staff

fUoarECz_400x400We all know training in our restaurants isn’t easy, yet it is SO important. Today we interview Todd Edman, CEO of Waitrainer.com to discuss how we can use technology to make training in our restaurants more effective, efficient and powerful. Listen in and he’ll cover the benefits of adopting the turn key systems they’ve created at waitrainer.com

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Listen Now…085: Authority Thursday | Todd Edman of Waitrainer.com Using Technology to Train Your Staff

084: Gary Murray of 86BS

  Gary is the founder of 86BS.net. We all know, at times we can put up with a lot of BS. Gary’s goal with 86BS is to help provide insight on how your restaurant can eliminate the BS so you can focus more on what makes this work so rewarding. In addition to this awesome … Listen Now…

082: Phyllis Ann Marshall of Foodpower.com

Phyllis has owned and operated restaurants of all sizes, themes and locations coast to coast. She has worked with industry greats like Julia Childs and is very engaged culinary educator. Today, her focus is on Foodpower.com. Foodpower.com’s mission is to work side-by-side with restaurateurs to help them grow every aspect of their business – from … Listen Now…

081: Misty Young of Squeeze In

 

Unknown-5Misty has literally gone from rags to restaurants and has an incredible story. Today, she is the owner of 4 Squeeze Ins, with the 5th on the way, with over 4million in annually sales. In addition to working on her restaurants, she runs an incredible website www.MistyYoung.com, is a consultant and is the Author of From Rags To Restaurants: The Secret Recipe. Hit play and listen in while misty heaves bombs of knowledge at us, which will for sure make our restaurant dreams unstoppable!

 

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Listen Now…081: Misty Young of Squeeze In

080: We Are The Mentors Who Are Going To Change The World

  Ok, so it was a quiet week… BUT that doesn’t mean I wasn’t busy. The purpose of todays episode is to let you know you were not forgotten. I spent a long weekend in Boulder, CO connecting with some pretty INCREDIBLE restaurant professionals at the Chef’s Collaborative 2014 Summit, where we discussed topics related … Listen Now…