Greatest Hits – Female Guests Edition!

 

Greatest Hits Show!We have taken female guests’ best moments and put them into this Greatest Hits episode.

Guests included are Maggie DeCan, Laurel Mintz, and Andrea Nicholson

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Best German Restaurant & Incredible Biz Loans to Grow Your Restaurant

Theo Hollerbach – Owner of Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe

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Theo Hollerbach

Theo Hollerbach runs one of those destination restaurants, a place people drive from a 100 miles away to visit. It has been voted…. Top Ten Best German Restaurant in America yearly since 2009, Orlando Sentinel 2006, 2007, 200,8 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,2013 and 2014 Foodie Award, Best German Restaurant in Central Florida, Seminole Magazine 2006 -2014, Best Restaurant in Sanford Florida and Best German Restaurant, 2012 and 2013 and 2014, Best Restaurant in Seminole County, 2013 by Orlando Magazine. It was named Best Restaurant in Seminole County by WESH TV and was featured in AIRTRAN Airways in flight Magazine as one of the must eat restaurants in Central Florida. WOW.
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 Jack Bastide – POS Guru from Meridian Star

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Jack Bastide provides the Point of Sale (POS) solutions you need to keep your restaurant operating at the absolute lowest cost. Meridian Star offers the highest level of technology in their terminals to insure that each transaction goes smoothly and their customer service and tech support representatives are available 7 days a week to answer all of your questions, and make sure that your restaurant is always up, running and doing business. They also offer gift cards, loyalty programs, online ordering, digital menus and a great cash operating loan program to help you drive more sales, and streamline your operation. Restaurant Owner Radio is proud to have Meridian Star and their tech partner Bematech as a title sponsor!


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James Beard Winner Carrie Nahabedian & Pop Up w Emily Hannon and Karyn Seltzer

Carrie Nahabedian - Chef-owner at NAHA and Brindille Restaurants 

Carrie Nahabedian

Carrie Nahabedian

Carrie Nahabedian was the Executive Chef at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, but she returned to her native Chicago to open NAHA in 2000. NAHA won her a James Beard Award and four consecutive Michelin stars! She opened Brindille in the spring of 2013. NAHA serves to highlight her Armenian roots and Brindille offers a refined Parisian fare.
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Emily Hannon and Karyn Seltzer – Founders of Brooklyn Porridge Company

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Karyn Seltzer

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Emily Hannon

Brooklyn Porridge Company is a pop-up cafe in Brooklyn. All they serve is porridge: oatmeal, amaranth, and grits with grown up toppings. Everything, from the porridge itself to the menu’s many add-ins, is organic, gluten-free, allergen-free, non-GMO and antibiotic-free. Co-founders Emily Hannon and Karyn Seltzer only use vendors and suppliers that are socially and environmentally conscious. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Gothamist and Eater have all raved about it. 
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New Years Show! Greatest Hits of Season 3

 

Greatest Hits Show!We have taken 7 guests’ best moments and put them into this Greatest Hits episode.

Guests included are Rick Akam, Jim Keet, John Fuller, Todd Rushing, Keith Sirois, Erick Hendricks, and Russ Bendel

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James Bearder Norman Van Aken & Marketing Guru Nick Fosberg

 

Norman Van Aken - Co-Founder at VRZ Hospitality Group

Norman Van Aken

Norman Van Aken

Norman Van Aken is the Co-Founder at VRZ Hospitality Group, a full service consulting group that aims to help hotels and restaurants realize their hospitality goals. He is known as the founding father of “New World Cuisine,” a celebration of Latin, Caribbean, Asian, African and American flavors, and internationally because of his concept of “Fusion” which he introduced to the culinary world. As an author, his books include No Experience Necessary: The Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken, My Key West Kitchen: Recipes and Stories, and New World Kitchen: Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine. Norman has been recognized with many honors, appeared on varieties of television shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live and CNN, and has a new cooking school venture titled In The Kitchen With Norman Van Aken.

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Nick Fosberg - President at Bar Owner Marketing Systems

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Nick Fosberg

 

Nick Fosberg is the President at Bar Owner Marketing Systems where he takes his enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and combines it with his lifelong interest in the restaurant and bar industry. He bought his first bar from his father at age 26 which led him on his path to marketing in the industry. After being able to make his marketing strategies work for his own business, he started getting calls from others who wanted his help. He has now helped hundreds of bar owners from all across the United States and Canada reach success by applying his marketing strategies. Nick is also the author of The Bar Restaurant Owner’S Guide To Doubling Profits & Loyal Regulars In Any Economy: Your Step-By-Step Blueprint For Attracting New Customers & Turning Them Into Loyal Regulars where he shares his expertise.

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Tazaki’s Jim Keet & Dana Koteen of Restaurant Reason

 

Dana Koteen - Managing Partner at Restaurant Reason, LLC

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Dana Koteen

Dana Koteen is the Managing Partner of Restaurant Reason which provides web-based tools for modern training and services in the restaurant world. He has more than 15 years in the business and hab worked everything from reservations to POS systems, to scheduling and more. Restaurant Reason uses technology to create stronger restaurant businesses. Dana has experiences in training in the hospitality industry, sales, change management, employment law and policy writing, media relations, and public speaking.
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Jim Keet - President and CEO at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

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Jim Keet

Jim Keet has years of experience that led him to become the President and CEO of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe. He began his journey working his way through SMU at Steak ‘n Ale and with Winegardner-Hammonds Operations. From there he pursued a career in the hotel/restaurant industry and became one of the youngest innkeepers in the Holiday Inn system. From 1975 to 1986 Jim helped to bring and operate 27 Wendy’s and Sisters’ restaurants in Arkansas and Texas. Jim continued to serve in leadership roles for various restaurant entities, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnhill’s before opening Taziki’s with his sons.
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That Pie Place w Ron Wolf & Fazoli’s Mike Feinman

 

Ron Wolf – CFBE – Founder and President of The Original Pie Bar That Pie Place

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Ron Wolf

Ron Wolf is a Certified Food and Beverage Executive and the founder and President of That Pie Place. With a menu including 37 pies and catering services, this soon to be world famous restaurant has its Pecan Pie also serves a rich and full variety of meals, along with made-to-order pie pockets. Ron is an advisory board member of the International Culinary Tourism Association, regarded as a premier resource for culinary travel. He is also a motivational speaker with Motivational Speakers Worldwide and an instructor at the Art Institute of Atlanta. And he was the founding President of the Georgia Restaurant Association.
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Mike Feinman - Owner, President & CEO - FazTex Restaurants, Inc.

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Mike Feinman

Mike Feinman is the Owner, President, and CEO of FazTex Restaurants, Inc. This is the group that runs Fazoli’s Restaurants. He began his restaurant career by helping grow Taco Bell from $750 Million to over $8 Billion, focusing on line management and operations, strategic planning, and operational execution. His experiences also include working within the fitness and premium retail industries, giving him a more diverse background. Mike is also a broker with AWH & Associates, providing business strategy services for small to middle size companies.
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Front Burner Chef John Franke & HoneyBaked Ham’s Maggie DeCan

John Franke - Corporate Chef at Front Burner Restaurants

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John Franke

John Franke is the Corporate Chef at Front Burner Restaurants. a group of restaurant brands, the most famous being Twin Peaks. In 1995, he graduated from Johnson and Wales University with an Associate degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor degree in Food Service Management. He became a Sous Chef with Bristol Hotels, and then at the Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus in Dallas. He found his way to Chicago where he was the Executive Sous Chef for Nick’s Fishmarket and then at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Back in Dallas, he became the Concept Chef for Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, and from there he spent more than 3 years in Africa doing humanitarian work. In 2008 John joined Front Burner Restaurants where he leads menu development and enjoys teaching others.

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Maggie DeCan – President and COO of HoneyBaked Ham

Maggie DeCan

Maggie DeCan

Maggie DeCan is the President and COO of HoneyBaked Ham of Georgia and The HoneyBaked Franchise Company. HoneyBaked Ham has 400 locations around the country and is one of the most celebrated brands in the country. Not to mention being a Thanksgiving and Christmas staple in homes around the country! She had an amazing career with Circuit City, Macy’s and Belk before joining HoneyBaked. With more than 20 years in the HR field she gained the knowledge and insight necessary to successfully lead a company. Maggie is also a community volunteer, mentor, wife, and mom.
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L.A. Restaurateur Brad Johnson & Tony Roma’s Ken Myres

Brad Johnson - Owner, Post & Beam and Willie Jane Restaurants

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Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is the owner of Post & Beam and Willie Jane, renowned restaurants in the California area, and the owner of Post & Beam Hospitality Group, Inc, a management company that is dedicated to successful restaurant performances. Through cost effective operations, targeted marketing and purchasing programs, comprehensive training, and sales development at the local level, Brad is able to deliver quality and success through the business of eating – restaurants. He also successfully provides concept development, site selection, design, and startup planning and implementation. This interview includes a very honest discussion of the role African Americans play in the restaurant world.
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Ken Myres - President at Romacorp, Inc. and Tony Roma’s

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Ken Myres

Ken Myres is the President of Romacorp, Inc. the parent company of  Tony Roma’s, a worldwide casual restaurant chain that operates in more than 30 countries around the globe. As the President of Tony Roma’s, he brings his years of experience in franchise and international operations development. Prior to joining Tony Roma’s, he was a Vice President at Metromedia Restaurant Group, the owners of  800 Ponderosa and Bonanza restaurants. Tony earned his BS in Business as an Accounting major from Indiana University Bloomington, and went on to specialize in restaurant development.


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Better Pasta w Salvatore Moretti & Slapfish Seafood w Andrew Gruel

Salvatore Moretti – Celebrity Chef and Founder of Moretti Food Inc.

Salvatore Moretti

Salvatore Moretti

Salvatore Moretti is a celebrity chef with more than 15 years of experience and the founder of Moretti Food Inc., an innovative approach to to providing simple, fresh, and healthy pasta and rice that taste like they come from a gourmet kitchen. Chef Sal has appeared on many cooking television shows and has prepared foods for restaurants and celebrities, sports stars, and more. With his new concept and iconic character called the “Pasta Boss,” Sal shares his passion for old school pasta and rice dishes that will make you hunger for more!


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Andrew Gruel - CEO and Co-Founder of Slapfish Restaurant Group, LLC

Andrew Gruel

Andrew Gruel

Chef Andrew Gruel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Slapfish Restaurant Group, LLC, a modern seafood shack with more than 80 restaurants in development worldwide. He has appeared as a judge on the Cooking Channel and Food Network’s Food Truck Face Off, and has also been a consulting chef on an episode of Food Network’s On the Rocks with John Greene. Andrew’s specialties include recipe and menu development, product development, restaurant branding and marketing, and on-air culinary expertise. His more than 18 years of experience are backed by degrees in Food Marketing and Culinary Arts.


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