Owner Interviews http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6827/more en Vic Casanova finds his own voice http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/vic-casanova-finds-his-own-voice <div class="field-deck"> The bold style of this New York transplant is on display at two L.A. concepts, Gusto and Pistola. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The bold style of this New York transplant is on display at two L.A. concepts, Gusto and Pistola.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/vic-casanova-finds-his-own-voice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/vic-casanova-finds-his-own-voice#comments Chef Interviews Owner Interviews Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 41541 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Vic Casanova in the kitchen at Pistola.</p> Restaurateur's journey from GM to owner http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurateurs-journey-gm-owner <div class="node-body audio-body">One phone call changed Keith Santangelo's career</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/owner-interviews/restaurateurs-journey-gm-owner" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/03/roulogopromo_1.gif" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/ROU_Santangelo.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=30741662">ROU_Santangelo.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurateurs-journey-gm-owner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurateurs-journey-gm-owner#comments Owner Interviews Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 41401 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Industry vet offers advice on starting a successful restaurant http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/industry-vet-offers-advice-starting-successful-restaurant <div class="node-body audio-body"><p><em>The Restaurant Owners Uncorked podcast series features interviews with successful independent restaurant owners. Host Wil Brawley of <a href="http://schedulefly.com/" target="_blank">Schedulefly</a> speaks with owners about their experiences and asks them to share advice, wisdom, lessons they&#39;ve learned along the way, unconventional ideas that worked out extremely well and a variety of topics that are designed to be both informative and inspiring.</em></p></div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/owner-interviews/industry-vet-offers-advice-starting-successful-restaurant" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/03/roulogopromo_0.gif" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/ROU_Maitland.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=73320193">ROU_Maitland.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/industry-vet-offers-advice-starting-successful-restaurant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/industry-vet-offers-advice-starting-successful-restaurant#comments Industry Experts Owner Interviews How To Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 41391 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Restaurateur shares unconventional recipe for success http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurateur-shares-unconventional-recipe-success <div class="node-body audio-body">Julian Siegel and his wife Lisa started the wildly successful Riverside Market & Cafe without a business plan</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/owner-interviews/restaurateur-shares-unconventional-recipe-success" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/03/roulogopromo.gif" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/ROU_podcast_Siegel.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=52284704">ROU_podcast_Siegel.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurateur-shares-unconventional-recipe-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/restaurateur-shares-unconventional-recipe-success#comments Management Tips Owner Interviews Fri, 06 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 40921 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Bobby Flay and the B Team: It takes a village http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/bobby-flay-and-b-team-it-takes-village <div class="field-deck"> Superstar chef Bobby Flay has surrounded himself with a team of talented people who help ensure his success. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Superstar chef Bobby Flay has surrounded himself with a team of talented people who help ensure his success.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/bobby-flay-and-b-team-it-takes-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/chef-interviews/bobby-flay-and-b-team-it-takes-village#comments Management Tips Chef Interviews Owner Interviews South Beach Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:45:00 +0000 40981 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Mark Estee opens crown jewel of his Reno empire http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/mark-estee-opens-crown-jewel-his-reno-empire <div class="node-body article-body">Reno Provisions is a $2-million, 15,000-square-foot project combining a bar, a cafeteria, a deli, a grocery store, a bakery, a pasta shop and a butcher shop.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/mark-estee-opens-crown-jewel-his-reno-empire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/mark-estee-opens-crown-jewel-his-reno-empire#comments Owner Interviews New Restaurant Concepts Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:00:00 +0000 40821 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com How one operator made his restaurant a local institution http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/how-one-operator-made-his-restaurant-local-institution <div class="node-body audio-body">Tad Peelen of Joe's Real BBQ also discusses its aggressive employee benefits</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/owner-interviews/how-one-operator-made-his-restaurant-local-institution" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/uploads/2015/02/roulogopromo.gif" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/ROU_podcast_Peelen.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=11760227">ROU_podcast_Peelen.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/how-one-operator-made-his-restaurant-local-institution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/how-one-operator-made-his-restaurant-local-institution#comments Management Tips Owner Interviews Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 40801 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com At Ford Fry's restaurants, the learning never ends http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/ford-frys-restaurants-learning-never-ends <div class="field-deck"> Career development offers a compelling way to keep good workers from straying at one restaurant company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At Ford Fry's Atlanta restaurants, an in-house “university” is developing employees and keeping a lid on turnover.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/ford-frys-restaurants-learning-never-ends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/featured-operators/ford-frys-restaurants-learning-never-ends#comments Owner Interviews H.R./Legal Featured Operators Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:07:00 +0000 40591 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Staff experts share their expertise with coworkers at Ford Fry&#39;s restaurants.</p> Why every restaurant job is a sales job http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/why-every-restaurant-job-sales-job <div class="node-body audio-body">Matt Frey of Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream says he looks for sales skills in new hires, regardless of the position.</div> <div class="field-audio-file"> <span>Audio File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-audio-mpeg" alt="audio/mpeg icon" src="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/audio-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/site-files/restaurant-hospitality.com/files/podcast/audio/restaurantownersuncorked_2015-02-03T11_05_09-08_00.mp3" type="audio/mpeg; length=15532257">restaurantownersuncorked_2015-02-03T11_05_09-08_00.mp3</a></div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/why-every-restaurant-job-sales-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/owner-interviews/why-every-restaurant-job-sales-job#comments Owner Interviews Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:30:00 +0000 40391 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 5 ways restaurants can connect with the local community http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/5-ways-restaurants-can-connect-local-community <div class="field-byline"> Nick Vojnovic </div> <div class="field-deck"> To beat the big chains, play the local card. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To beat the big chains, play the local card</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/5-ways-restaurants-can-connect-local-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/5-ways-restaurants-can-connect-local-community#comments Marketing Owner Interviews Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:18:00 +0000 40271 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock