Guests: Chef Patrick Albert of Disney Cruise Line, Linda Scheele, Owner of Organic Cellar Plus & John Kunkel, CEO at 50 Eggs
Chef Patrick Albert – Executive Chef at Remy at Disney Cruise Line
Chef Patrick Albert is Executive Chef at Remy, a Disney Cruise gourmet restaurant. He is charged to recreate and serve menus set by Chef Scott Hunnel (5 Diamond winner) of Victoria & Albert and Chef Arnaud Lallement (2 michelin stars) of L’Assiette Champenoise. He contributes creative and culinary expertise on the Disney Wonder and Magic, 85,000-ton cruise ships with 2,650 passengers and 1,000 crew. Chef Patrick oversees a weekly food budget of $300,000 with nine food outlets serving just under 10,000 meals per day! Working with 120 chefs, 55 Kitchen Stewards and 12 Hotel Store Keepers, Chef Patrick keeps this fast-paced, high volume environment moving and profitable. We are super-excited to welcome another Disney Chef to the show! See more of Chef Patrick…
Linda Scheele – Owner of Organic Cellar Plus
Linda Scheele is an organic wine expert. She has an extensive background in the food and beverage industry and she is very well versed on the organic wine offerings in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Linda owned a food brokerage company for over 20 years and knew that organic wine was unmatched in quality, taste, and affordability. Her company, Organic Cellar Plus, was launched in 2011. Linda sells organic wine from France, Italy, and Spain. Sounds like some great info for all us wine drinkers!
John Kunkel – CEO at 50 Eggs
John Kunkel’s story is an amazing one; one of the best I’ve ever heard on this show. Starting at 15 and working every job in the industry, his chains grow and thrive and he is a recent James Beard nominee. But most importantly, his restaurants are very profitable. He even learned how to bring fast service type margins to fine dining. He started with a bakery and quickly added a Mexican place (Lime Fresh Mexican Grill), which grew to 13 units and was sold to Ruby Tuesday’s. His next place, Yardbird Southern Table, was nominated for the James Beard Best New Restaurant in the US! And then, if that wasn’t enough, he decided to bring all his marketing in-house, so he bought Miami’s top branding and marketing agency, with clients such as The Miami HEAT, Motorola, Verizon, Adidas, Couples Resorts, and Muhammad Ali Enterprises. John also runs Khong River House, Swine Southern Table and Bar and the soon to open Khongfuzi and Test Kitchen. Wow. Learn more here….