Guests: Marnie Swedberg, Owner and Author & Barry Bennett, Executive Chef at Wyndham Worldwide, and Rachel Mathews of the GRA
Marnie is a blast! As a speaker, author, trainer, consultant & online mentor to thousands, she still finds time to run 2 restaurants! The author of 12 books, hostess of sites generating millions of hits per year, and a frequent guest at expos and conferences, her story and strategies have been shared on CBS, ABC and CNBC, in the Chicago Times, Houston Chronicle and USA Today. In addition to her international presence, Marnie manages the two Swedberg family restaurants, a take-out restaurant plus a 12,000 square foot store with fifteen departments including an espresso cafe and Christian bookstore. She and husband Dave enjoy life from a cedar-sided rambler situated in northern Minnesota.
Barry Bennett – Executive Chef at Wyndham Worldwide
Chef Barry has an amazing resume and has cooked at some of the coolest places in the world. He was Executive Chef at Majestic America Line and Windstar Cruises, Executive Chef on SeaChefs Cruises, and was featured on The Martha Stewart Show for ” Chef Barry’s Gourmet recipe of the Day” for 125 episodes featuring upscale recipes for the viewers. He served as Burt Reynolds Executive Chef in Jupiter, Florida and President Bush’s 5000 inaugural dinner in Washington, DC, as well as many other political dinners. He has worked for several celebrities including movie stars, sports figures, politicians, convention centers, 5 star restaurants, music industry stars, hotels, catering companies, and NFL and MLB stadiums. Barry graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1984.
Rachel Mathews, Marketing Director of the Georgia Restaurant Association
Rachel is back with another GRA update! Great stuff as always from the GRA.