Experts

Road to Extraordinary: Mark Read of Firmdale Hotels

Road to Extraordinary: Mark Read of Firmdale Hotels

Follow Mei Li on Instagram @mei_li_the_crestie. So, what does my Chinese Crested rescue Mei Li have to do with this series?…
Winston Lord
Expand Your Brand: Experts Dish on Opening a Second Location

Expand Your Brand: Experts Dish on Opening a Second Location

Your flagship restaurant is packed every night. Patrons post glowing reviews. Diners book reservations well in advance…
Kelly Merritt
The Road to Extraordinary: Lessons from Hospitality Titans

The Road to Extraordinary: Lessons from Hospitality Titans

As Venga’s cofounder and Chief Evangelist, I witness first-hand how restaurateurs differentiate themselves, and how…
Winston Lord
Proud to Be Open: LGBTQ+ Owned Restaurants on Inclusion & Hospitality

Proud to Be Open: LGBTQ+ Owned Restaurants on Inclusion & Hospitality

June marks global Pride Month, and we’re celebrating with a new list of the top LGBTQ+ owned and operated restaurants…
Olivia Terenzio
Will Guidara and Anthony Rudolf on Hospitality, Inspiration, Tech, and the 2019 Welcome Conference

That’s a Wrap: Top Quotes from The Welcome Conference 2019

This year’s Welcome Conference in New York City took place Monday, June 3, 2019. Hundreds of hospitality professionals…
Caroline Potter
Will Guidara & Anthony Rudolf on Hospitality, Inspiration, and the 2019 Welcome Conference

Will Guidara & Anthony Rudolf on Hospitality, Inspiration, and the 2019 Welcome Conference

Chefs have food festivals, sommeliers have wine panels – but how do the experts in the dining room share insights and create…
Olivia Terenzio
She’s So FAB: A Conversation with Women’s Conference Founder Randi Weinstein

She’s So FAB: A Conversation with Women’s Conference Founder Randi Weinstein

When Randi Weinstein, Founder and CEO of FAB, a first of its kind “educational and inspirational workshops created by women,…
Open for Business
Restaurateur and Consultant Elizabeth Blau on Growing Restaurants and Building Brands

Restaurateur and Consultant Elizabeth Blau on Growing Restaurants and Building Brands

Blau and her husband, Kim Canteenwalla, on how to think brand-first when building a restaurant powerhouse. Few people…
Amy Sherman
Purple Reign: Designers Colin Cowie + Wilfredo Emanuel Demystify Using Purple in Hospitality Decor

Purple Reign: Designers Colin Cowie + Wilfredo Emanuel Demystify Using Purple in Hospitality Decor

Adding purple it to restaurant décor is one of the easiest ways to make your guests feel more comfortable, tone down or illuminate…
Kelly Merritt