In this episode of the Restaurant RockStars Podcast I’m speaking with Chef Ali Gonzalez, a man who has dedicated 30 years to his passion for culture, tradition and fresh-crafted food from scratch by using natural resources. Chef Ali has been on a decades long quest to fix what’s broken in the restaurant industry. As a Chef, Coach and Mentor Ali has run restaurants, hotels, catering companies and even cooked for the movie industry.
Today I’m speaking with a 30 year veteran designer in the hospitality and food service space. Its incredible! Lu Schildmeyer of LU S Design Associates has designed over 700 restaurants, 400 bars and 1500 food service facilities. We’ll be talking the basics of lighting design, materials and finishes. More importantly, you’ll get the lowdown on the importance of traffic flow, acoustics, your menu, efficient kitchen design and complying with building and life-safety codes. Lu has the talent and experience to achieve great design without breaking the bank.
Listen to this episode, then get your team together and discuss how you can add more “Magic” and more “WOW” to your operation that will build your business and make your cash register ring.
You are insanely busy and your restaurant appears really popular but is is Crazy Profitable? Work smarter not harder!
Roger shares with you the power of making sure your restaurant is Kid Friendly. Why?Because kids often decide where the family eats out…Learn easily actionable ideas to make your restaurant the FUN place for families and a source of new profits for your operation.
This week I share with you why taking a close look at the critical details of your operation and keeping on top of your competitors and industry trends will pay dividends in your operation.
Roger riffs about an amazing dining experience at a steak house in Columbus Ohio – Food, Service & Ambience. Listen in as he explains just how they nailed it! Listen & Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/restaurant-rockstars-podcast/id1035152031?mt=2
Listen to Episode #4 of The Riff as Roger discusses how to cost your menu in order to maximize your profits!