Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 167: Felipe Donnelly & Tamy Rofe (Colonia Verde & Disco Tacos, Brooklyn); David Nayfeld & Matt Brewer on Tipping

Episode Summary

Felipe Donnelly & Tamy Rofe of Colonia Verde & Disco Tacos discuss their personal & professional partnership. David Nayfeld & Matt Brewer weigh in on tipping.

Episode Notes

At the heart of their successful Brooklyn restaurants Colonia Verde and Disco Tacos is the longstanding romance between Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe. The couple sat down with Andrew in Williamsburg to discuss how they met, fell in love, and eventually ditched their marketing careers for a new life in hospitality. At this precarious moment in time, this is a feel-good conversation sure to put a smile on your face.

In The Line-Up, our news and commentary segment, David Nayfeld and Matt Brewer of Che Fico and Che Fico Alimentari discuss the complexities of the tipping issue and how they've changed their own practices to create a more profitable and equitable structure for their team.

In this week's Andrew Talks to Chefs classic moment, we revisit Andrew's conversation with the late Anthony Bourdain. (Please peruse our alphabetical archive of hundreds of guests at the pod's website to hear your favorite chefs on demand.)

And in our jobs-of-the-week segment, we share some of the great positions our sponsor Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions (BMRS) is currently looking to fill.  (Andrew Talks to Chefs listeners are encouraged to reach out to BMRS at the special, dedicated email address created just for you at

All that plus Andrew's notes on the restaurants and bars he's visited this week.

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