Eric Karell, CEC,CCA, AAC and Author
Eric Karell has cooked for many celebrities and heads of state including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Carter, Mrs. George Bush, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, the President of Finland, the King of Sweden and dozens of famed athletes. He has worked at fine dining restaurant organizations (The Chuck Muer Corporation), fine dining independent steakhouses (Bones), and three of the most demanding and celebrated private clubs in the United States, including Cherokee Town and Country Club, the number one ranked club in America.He supervised the food service for the 2001 and the 2011 PGA Championships, where his staff served over 5,000 people per day. Chef Eric is currently with the Michael Deihl Group, a culinary consulting firm. He is an Honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation. He was also inducted into the ACF’s honor society, the Academy of Chefs in 2010 and is also active in many charity events each year including Operation Chefs Unite. Chef Eric’s first novel , “Mimi” is now available on Amazon.com and Kindle both in the US and in Europe and his second novel “The Devil’s Sous Chef” is due out soon.
Jack Bastide – POS Guru from Meridian Star
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. Meridian Star and their tech partner Bematech recently joined Restaurant Owner Radio as a title sponsor!