Past Episodes

037: Beth Peterson of Beth’s Table

Beth was a savvy restaurateur for 9 years and has held many additional titles in her hospitality career. These titles include: The Chief Yummy Officer at Yummy Nation, inventive home entertainer, mom, and globe trotting event planner. In 2011 Beth launched Beth’s Table, where she shares her love for entertaining through workshops, catering  and consulting. She … Listen Now…

036: Nico Santucci of Black Door Global

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Where to start? Today’s guest is an entrepreneur, restaurateur, real estate junky and the list goes on. He is not a business man. He’s a business, man. Originally, I sought Nico for his work at Capo’s Restaurant and Speakeasy, but once I started pulling back the layers, I quickly realized it would be easier to explain what he hasn’t done, rather than what he has. I could spell it all out here, but you’d be better off Googling “Nico Santucci Black Door Global“, and pulling back the layers just like I did.

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035: Authority Thursday | Derek Richmond on 4 Tips to Taking the Perfect Food Selfie

 

 

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The food industry prevails in Chicago and New York City, and much of Derek’s work centers around it. He is able to capture food like never before and define it in new ways. He has worked with top chefs, restaurants, hotels and corporations to capture the perfect “food selfie”. Today, he is going to share with you his secrets. Derek will tell us how pre-visualization, quality of light, digging deeper and depth of field will increase the quality of your next food photo.

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033: Ken Burgin On 10 FREE Apps to Make Life More Efficient

 

Ken Burgin Profitable Hospitality Ken is a specialist in management systems and profit strategies for hotels, clubs and restaurants. For over thirty years Ken has been involved in the hospitality industry. He has been a restaurant owner and operator, Restaurant Consultant, tutor and hospitality entrepreneur. Today, his main focus is on profitable hospitality, which can be described as a resource website for restaurants, cafes, hotels, club owners Managers and chefs.

 

 

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32: Jennifer Scism of Annisa

  For 10 years Jennifer was the general manager, wine director at the very successful Annisa Restaurant in West Village, New York. It has been said that she was a fixture of the restaurants dining room with her designer dresses and Towering heels. After hanging up her high heels at Annisa she started Cape House … Listen Now…

031: 4 Simple Ways To Improve Your Restaurants SEO

 

In this episode I recap 4 simple ways you can improve your restaurant website’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I recently read an article written by Corey Eridon, and our good friends at NextRestaurants.com. In this article they really spells out, in simple terms, how to maximize your restaurant website  SEO. I’ve been dying to share the content with you since. You are not the only one on the internet jockeying for your target markets attentions. The competition for that attention is getting stiffer every day. Here are some easy to apply tips to increase your odds of beating out your competitors at getting your guests attention.

 

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030: 4 Ways to Combat Negative Online Reviews

So I just spent a spectacular weekend in Chicago at the National Restaurant Associate Trade Show. IT. WAS. AWESOME! I met some pretty incredible people and sat through some awesome talks from industry leaders. One of the talks I sat through was on the topic of how to combat negative online reviews. In this episode … Listen Now…