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Episode 94 – How To Catch Food Cost Thieves



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast it is the cure for the common restaurant. Inflation is a bitch and it’s going to get worse. In today’s episode, I am going to take you inside my elite conference that I hold every year in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s called The Restaurant Success Summit and it is a three day mega marathon of workshops from myself and other leading industry experts all curated to get you tools that you can use immediately inside your restaurant to get results! I have restaurant owners from over 12 countries attend this annual event. The next one will be October 24th to 26th and this year I am looking at being in experts to talk about Bitcoin, NFT’s, ghost kitchens, new labor models, delivery, social media, and how to stop surviving and start thriving. Keep an eye out for the your opportunity to grab one of the 60 seats available in the next month! This episode is from The Restaurant Success Summit 2021 and the thing is these workshop is really relevant to what the economy is experiencing right now step inside and have a seat as I talk to my group on How to Catch Food Cost Thieves.

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Episode 92 – Embracing Culture and Diversity with Chef Omar Anani



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. Are you feeling the pressure to find and keep staff? You’re not alone. 80% of restaurants struggle with staffing. So, what do the other 20% do? They create a culture that amplifies the team experience over the guest experience. Now, before you say that is crazy talk…hear me out. Right now in your market there are other restaurants in operation. You all buy from the same vendors or suppliers. You all hire from the same labor pool. So why do 20% thrive and the other 80% struggle? It comes down to culture. I believe in culture SO much that my third book (Your Restaurant Culture Sucks) is focused on the exact steps you must take to create a culture that will allow you to fix the staffing issue so it doesn’t become an issue for you again. Okay, so since we’re talking about culture and change my guest today is the perfect example of both. Omar Anani is a James Beard Finalist for Best Chef in The Great Lakes 2022. He is also a member of my elite private coaching program called The Restaurant Accelerator. Yes, even celebrity chefs need a coach. I just got back from a 4 day site visit where I go to work side-by-side with him and his team at his restaurant called Saffron De Twah in Detroit. We sat down early in the morning to talk about where restaurants are now and some real great ideas to change your culture. Let’s jump into the conversation…

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Episode 88 – 6 Steps to Set Your Restaurant Up For Success This Year



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach Podcast, it is the cure for the common restaurant. Here we are. It’s a new Year, a new you, and this is the year you make all those changes to your restaurant that you were going to do last year. Then January 1st came around and you were excited to get it all started. You are going to finally stop playing small and conquer your market.

Yeah, I know you made those same promises at the beginning of this last year too. But this year is going to be different, right

Oh, Not so fast.

Restaurant success isn’t rocket science, it’s people science. Once you understand that (and more importantly yourself) you’ll be on your way to finally breaking free from where you are now.

Here are 6 steps you must take to set your restaurant up for massive success in any year!

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Episode 61- Start Your Own Restaurant Revolution with Rick Tramonto



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach™ Podcast. It is the cure for the common restaurant. So, what do you believe in? God, the universe, and higher power? It is in times like these that faith is needed and tested. My guest today is not only a James Beard award winning chef and restaurateur, he is also the author with 7 books to his name including: Scars of a Chef, Amuse Bouche, Tru – A Cookbook, and American Brasserie. Rick Tramonto started out like many in a traditional apprenticeship program and through his hard work and having incredible mentors, built a culinary reputation that is second to none. He believes that in order to get through this pandemic you need three things: Faith, Focus, and the ability to move Forward. This is an episode packed with a lot of gold nuggets, so let’s jump into the interview.

Show links: Restaurant Revolution (NOLA)

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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.

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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.

If you are ready to elevate your mental models, then sign up for my elite group called Restaurant Masterminds. ⁣

We start off in September with a 90 Leadership Boot-camp focused on The 7 Driving Forces of Restaurant Success to get you ready for our 2-day conference called The Restaurant Success Summit where you will get 16 workshops and immersed learning for 22 hours with 10 world class restaurant experts! ⁣

The new restaurant (and life) you want starts with a decision to attend. Do it now. Do it now. Do it now. Do it now. Do it now. Do it now. Do it now. ⁣

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Episode 36 – Outstanding Restaurants with Kevin Boehm from Boka



Welcome to The Restaurant Coach™ Podcast it is the cure for the common restaurant. Allow me to ask you a question. Are you happy with the results you are getting with your restaurant currently? If not, what are you prepared to do to get the restaurant you want? A mastermind group is a great way to get the support and the accountability you need to get on the path to getting the restaurant and life you want. It all starts with making a decision to take action. Head over to www.restaurantsuccesssmummit.com and sign up for my elite mastermind group that also includes access to our annual conference called The Restaurant Success Summit. If you want better results you need to take new actions.  With that said, let’s jump into the episode. There are so many gold nuggets in this interview that you might want to listen to it a few times…let’s roll.

I am honored to have Kevin Boehm from The Boka Restaurant Group in Chicago and winner along with his business partner Rob Katz of the 2019 James Beard award for Outstanding Restaurateurs on the show.

Show Notes:

Andrew Talks to Chef Podcast

Chefs, Drugs and Rock & Roll: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits and Wanderers Created a New American Profession by Andrew Friedman
You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh

Getting the restaurant you and the life you want is not a far-fetched dream. There is power in taking action. Don’t put off doing something you know you should be doing because you hope things will get better. Remember that hope is not a strategy.

If you are ready to take action and stop hoping for a better restaurant, then sign up for my elite group called Restaurant Masterminds. ⁣

We start off in September with a 90 Leadership Boot-camp focused on The 7 Driving Forces of Restaurant Success to get you ready for our 2-day conference called The Restaurant Success Summit where you will get 16 workshops and immersed learning for 22 hours with 10 world-class restaurant experts! ⁣

The new restaurant (and life) you want starts with a decision to attend. Do it now.

Only 200 seats left! Don’t wait.

www.restaurantsuccesssummit.com

You can pick up any of my books at Amazon.

www.amazon.com/author/donaldburns

Join the TRC Nation TODAY! It’s FREE and we also offer a FREE Mentorship Program!

Get more solutions and subscribe to my newsletter at: www.therestaurantcoach.com

Remember you can always email me topics or questions at donald@therestaurantcoach.com