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Episode 52 – The New C-19 Economy with Chef Craig Shelton

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast, it is the cure for the common restaurant. On this episode I get to speak to James Beard award winning chef and consultant Craig Shelton as we discuss the new economy that will be formed from this crisis and how you can adapt to not only survive but to thrive.

Before we jump in to the interview allow me to ask you a question: Are you getting the help you need to take your restaurant to the level you know it can become? Are you the best version of yourself that you can be? If not, then we should have a talk about where your restaurant is now, where you want to be, and see if I can help you get there faster. Right now I am scheduling 1:1 Comeback calls for independent restaurant owners that want to get a plan together to rebound and recover from COVID-19. Here’s the catch, there isn’t one! I am will to give you an hour of my time if you are committed to showing up and being honest about how your restaurant is doing. This is not a call to whine about your team or your market. This is an action planning call to get you the restaurant you know it could be. Just head over to my website at www.therestaurantcoach.com to book your call today! Now, my calendar does fill up quickly, so don’t wait. Take some action and book you call with me today.

Okay, let’s jump into the conversation with Chef Craig Shelton…

Episode 43 – Enlightened Leadership and Restaurant Economics with Craig Shelton

James Beard Award Winning Chef, Consultant, and Contrarian, Craig Shelton stops in to share some insight into what the restaurant industry is missing: enlightened leadership, group-think, and why the economy is hurting the restaurant industry. Craig is brilliant and talking with him always opens my eyes to look at the world with a deeper perceptive.

“A contrarian strategy is often the winning move.” – Craig Shelton

Books recommended for enlightened leadership:
The E-Myth
Getting Things Done
Extreme Ownership
Human Sigma


Episode 38 – Rethinking Business Models with Craig Shelton

Welcome to The Restaurant Coach™ Podcast it is the cure for the common restaurant. I have to say that one of the best things about networking and speaking to people who play the game at high levels is that they challenge you to rethink your mindset and to challenge the way you view your model of the world. My guest today is really going to shake up the way you look at your restaurant and what is your real propose. Remember that the truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. There is so much wisdom in this episode that you will want to download it and share some of the ideas with your team. Challenge yourself to look at your business differently and you may find some new answers that can shift your restaurant to new levels. I also have to give credit for Craig for making this interview possible. He is working with a client and they lost power so he went next door and called in from a loading dock to make this happen. So there might be a little background noise. However, this information is so powerful that you’ll want to pay attention. That’s what great leaders do they take the current situation and adapt to get results.

With that, let me introduce today’s guest:

I am honored to have Craig Shelton. His resume is quite deep: CEO of Shelton Hospitality Group, CEO of Aeon Hospitality Consulting, and founder of King’s Row Coffee. He is also an instructor at Princeton University and winner of the 2000 James Beard Award for Best Chef.

Show Links:

Aeon Hospitality Consulting

Craig’s Success Book Recommendations

Thanks again Craig for taking time to be on the show. You can contact Craig at the links above. Please check out the books he recommended and add them to your reading list.

My favorite takeaway from this interview: “The actions of the service team must not harm the client’s agenda.”

In closing…

Restaurant get better when the people in them become better people. You get better when you challenge your current business and thinking models.

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