Notes from the “Socially Distant”

Posted:April 23, 2020 | Tags: #foodservice #hospitality #restaurant #clientrelations

45 days into this mandated distancing program I find myself battling emotions, considering broad reaching changes to industries and looking for that crystal ball I seem to have misplaced. Busy formulating thoughts on the importance of experience and authenticity my worldview (and focus) quickly changed as my vocabulary expanded to include terms like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve”. Covid 19 had officially become the most critical thing, business issue, talked about topic,...

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Client Hospitality Tips: NEW Experiences

Posted:October 7, 2019 | Tags: #HennyPennyFarm, #Hospitality #foodindustry #clientrelations #sustainability

I fell in love with great food and hospitality in my late teens. Think “La dolce vida”. Envision happy families gathered around the table, or that stellar “bucket list” event you’ll never forget (one of mine was in London, Mayfair to be exact!). If you’re lucky you’ve had that a-ha moment when it all come together- the food, the beverages, the people, and of course the places. You know it when you’re there and these moments can often correlate with the changing of the seasons.
This months’...

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Southern CT Food & Beverage Panel Discussion

Posted:September 5, 2019 | Tags: #hospitality #smallbusinessnetwork

I'm stoked to be sitting on this panel with such a diverse group of hospitality & small business leaders!!

I believe it's important to share experiences while remaining open to suggestions from experts in all segments of the industry.  A BIG thanks to Lisa Miniter & Ben Kunz of the AMA for providing me another platform to engage & learn from local entrepreneurs, marketers and business professionals.  

Looking forward to September 19th in Stamford!  Link below for more details.


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Who’s representing YOUR brand?

Posted:May 21, 2019 | Tags: #hospitality


Hire for attitude, train for skills? Ok, AND let's also acknowledge the importance of hiring/retaining the RIGHT staffers.

We’ve all experienced the emergency need to fill a position YESTERDAY. People abandon jobs, experience life changing events, and sometimes leave for that extra $.50 cents an hour down the street.

Just need a warm body to fill in a blank on the staffing chart?

Running a seasonal business and just looking to get through the next 2 months?

Be cautious and think twice...

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Posted:March 28, 2019

Meet John Wiese. His official title is CEO but he’s an operator at heart. This guys’ a 2nd generation family fisherman from Alaska who’s probably more comfortable wearing foul weather gear on one of his boats than he is wearing a business suit! I had the pleasure of meeting John on a recent trip to Boston. Sourcing and serving great products are passions of mine, and meeting guys like John, who share similar values and have figured out how to run profitable enterprises in a high quality,...

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