Team Sales Incentives

Episode #300 Incentives May Solve your Labor Challenge

Now, it’s more important than ever to keep your good people happy and create a culture that attracts new team-players. I had great success by incentivizing my entire team to strive for maximum performance and guest service. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Andrew Duffy, the CEO and Co-Founder of SparkPlug, the world’s first Incentive Management Platform for restaurants.

Increase Sales and Dazzle Customers

Episode #299 How to Increase Restaurant Sales & Dazzle Customers

These are crazy times for all of us, and now more than ever it’s up to you to deliver dining experiences that WOW your guest, make them forget their daily routine and give them a memorable escape. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Bob Ray, the C.O.O. of Margaritas a 25 location Mexican concept that really knows how to dazzle its patrons.

Chef Ricchio

Episode #296 Chef, Host & Food Critic Dishes on Restaurants

This is a FUN episode. I’m speaking with a food writer, podcast/ television host and all-around colorful guy Chef Joe Ricchio. He is a big personality around the food scene in the state of Maine, as well as in the culinary world at large. Joe has written for Bon Appetit, The Food Network, The New York Times and has appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations”. He is all about food trends, new and favorite restaurants, critiques, up and coming chefs and more.

The Essence of Hospitality

Episode #293 The Essence of Hospitality

Hospitality defines our business and delivering amazing guest experiences is the name of the game. It’s about leveraging a true competitive advantage. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Chris Adams, CEO, and Founder of the Ellis Adams Group, an international hospitality consulting firm that works with some of the leading hospitality brands around the globe.

James Beard Foundation

Episode #292 The James Beard Foundation Awards

This episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast is all about the James Beard Foundation and most importantly, the famous awards each year. Our guests are Dawn Padmore and Tanya Holland who lead the awards committee. They share the prestige and history of the JBF Awards. They speak to the incredible legacy of James Andrew Beard, famous chef, author lecturer, and television personality. They discuss how the deserving candidates are recognized and nominated and so much more!

Lisa Dahl triumphant Chef, Author, and Restaurateur

Episode #291 Lisa Dahl Triumphant Chef, Author, and Restaurateur

Pride and passion run deep for all of us in this business. but rising from a deep personal tragedy to open multiple successful concepts takes something more. In this episode of the Restaurant Rockstars Podcast, I’m speaking with Ms. Lisa Dahl, the CEO and Executive Chef of Dahl Restaurant Group. Lisa found Sedona, Arizona to be an especially healing and inspiring place to build her concepts. She is a self-taught chef, multiple cookbook author, and company visionary doing great things for our industry and her community.