Past Episodes

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…

392: Fain Mail Friday #2 with Bruce Irving

In this episode we invite Bruce Irving back on the shout to answer some Listener questions. The questions answered: Should you let your Facebook followers know when it is not you who is responding on your business page… if it is not actually you responding? Should you feel obligated to like and respond to guest … Listen Now…

391: How to become a great listener with Howard Solomon

In this episode with Howard Solomon, we discuss what made him fall in love with hospitality,  the impact of great culture in your business, the “all for one mentality”, paying attention to the details, the importance of listening, what Solomon learned from Wolfgang Puck, trying things outside of your comfort zone, how to be a great … Listen Now…

390: PART 2- Never do these 3 things with Scott Crawford

This is the second part of a two-part series! In part two, Chef Scott Crawford and I discuss why shutting the door on opportunity is sometimes the best way to open doors to more opportunities, building a reputation by doing the right things for the right reasons, why you need to pay it forward once … Listen Now…

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…