Andrew Talks to Chefs

Episode 171: Franklin Becker (F. Becker Hospitality); Sean Feeney & Andrea Strong on the future of ROAR NY

Episode Summary

Prolific chef & restaurateur Franklin Becker opens up about his life & career. Sean Feeney & Andrea Strong discuss the future of the advocacy group ROAR NY.

Episode Notes

Andrew recently sat down with prolific chef and restaurateur Franklin Becker at his recently launched Manhattanville Market for a  very personal conversation about everything from his evolution as a chef and manager to the ups and downs of his personal life, starting with a tumultuous childhood in Brooklyn, NY.

In The Line Up, our news and commentary segment, the new executive director of the industry advocacy organization ROAR NY, Andrea Strong, and co-founder Sean Feeney, discuss the organization's plans and priorities, and contextualize this very powerful moment in time.

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 he visited this week.

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