Guests: Marcus Guiliano, Jake Middleton, and Carlo Cisco Of FoodFan and Select
Co-host: Ryan Costigan of the GRA
Chef Marcus Guiliano – Owner of Aroma Thyme Bistro, Truth in Menu advocate, Food Activist, Eco-Lectic Restauranteur, Health Nut, Restaurant Consultant, Ultra-Marathoner, Raw Food Lover, Craft Beer & Wine Snob
Chef Marcus Guiliano is the “chef on a mission.” He owns the Aroma Thyme Bistro, located in the bountiful Hudson Valley of New York. For 12 years, Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for healthy, sustainable, local & real food. He found his mission in cooking after reversing a handful of medical conditions, including asthma. Chef Marcus also loves to mentor and coach other restauranteurs. And he is a nationally known Truth in Menu advocate, coming from his driving passion for truth labeling of food. His sites are huge resources of all restaurant owners and operators!
Carlo is Founder & CEO of FoodFan & Select. Select provides members savings of 15-30% off the full bill at over 70 restaurants in NYC. There are no black out dates or times, and no reservations required. The site works with premiere global brands and top local merchants to provide a truly unparalleled collection of benefits and savings. FoodFan is a restaurant search and recommendation engine that brings together listings, menus, reviews and the ability to order or reserve. Its truly a one-stop-shop for restaurant information.
Jake Middleton, CEO at MmmenuPal
MmmenuPal is a powerful electronic tabletop promotion display designed for restaurants. It replaces old cardboard displays with sleek new electronic ones. The goal was to design a simple yet elegant display, that boosts at-table sales and profits and at the same time enhances the guest dining experience. Jake Middleton and his team’s solution is 100% cloud-based, so you can control your entire operation from anywhere in the world. Ads change to display different breakfast, lunch, or dinner adverts automatically, and guests are able to give their feedback through a powerful e-survey feature. Survey results are automatically uploaded each night! Jake shares the history and outlook of this super cool product.
Ryan Costigan of the Georgia Restaurant Association and Co-host
The Voice for Georgia’s Restaurants and the GRA Membership Manager, we are excited as always to have Ryan Costigan back on with us. Today, he has a GRA update, including details for free Food Expo tickets and how to handle e-Verify being down. Great stuff, thanks Ryan!