Restaurant recovery, career search & the intangible benefits of pro bono work..

Posted:February 24, 2021 | Tags: #hospitalityindustry #foodserviceindustry #catering #keyaccountmanagement

Always answer your phone. I’ve learned that good things can happen when you do so.


An amazing opportunity came my way several weeks ago when I was asked to join a local nonprofit team dedicated to supporting the beleaguered hospitality industry. We’ve all seen the empty dining rooms, bars, cafes and catering venues. Operating these businesses was hard enough. They needed a pandemic like a tooth extraction! Such a challenging time to be a foodservice operator.


Taking the lead on engagement,...

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Business Plan 2021

Posted:December 7, 2020 | Tags: #foodservice #foodandbeverage #keyaccountmanagement

The crippling effects of Covid19 on our industry and society in general have been well catalogued. While the full story remains a work in progress it has become pretty clear that this is (at the very least) the SECOND greatest story ever told! When did we first begin to hear about the “Corona virus”? How much longer will we focus all of our personal & professional energy on Covid19?  I can't say for certain but will share that I have definitely had my fill of the daily briefing!  Figured...

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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.

Cheers....

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