Two of the most successful and influential restaurateurs in the United States join Andrew for a special Open Kitchen episode of the pod: Will Guidara (Welcome Conference co-founder; formerly the driving creative force behind Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad restaurants) and Kevin Boehm of Chicago's Boka Restaurant Group share their views on hospitality.
A rare non-chef episode of the pod featuring two of the most successful and influential restaurateurs in the United States. While in Philadelphia last weekend for the Philly Chef Conference, Welcome Conference co-founder (and the restaurateur who conjured up the magic of Eleven Madison Park and the Nomad restaurants before moving on from them last year), and Kevin Boehm, cofounder of Chicago's prolific Boka Restaurant Group (Boka, Girl and the Goat, GT Fish & Oyster, Momotaro, and many others) talk all things hospitality.
How do they maintain quality control? Where do they gain new inspiration? What is the value of a pre-shift (nightly pre-service huddle)? Are we in a golden age for restaurants?
It's a rare treat to hear such devoted and passionate professionals kick these and other topics around--don't miss this one!
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