This week on All in the Industry, host Shari Bayer welcomes Stephanie Berghoff to the program. Stephanie is the Co-Founder and President of Culintro, a culinary trade organization that fosters an active community of restaurant industry leaders in order to deliver the connections and opportunities that matter. Boasting 35,000 members, Culintro offers job opportunities in cities such as NYC, San Francisco, LA, and Chicago that range from back of house staff to designers and architects. Chatting with Stephanie about how she became involved in the culinary industry, it seemed that all paths inspired her to create Culintro based on what she found lacking in the industry at the time. Realizing that she wasn’t an expert in career services, Stephanie shares how Culintro reached out to various sources in order to give its members the best information possible and also explains how the website’s job board works. Tune in for a great discussion on Culintro and to catch up with Shari’s restaurant/industry news and to hear about her solo dining experience of the week at the new restaurant, Marta. This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.
“In college I knew that I loved the hospitality, I loved meeting people who really were about restaurants.” [3:28]
“I thought to myself, okay, well, this is what I understand about hospitality, these are the people that I know are involved in the industry. Let me try to create one resource and platform for them that really connected them.” [5:42]
“The only way to succeed in any business is to know enough people to get you to the next level.”[6:52]
—Stephanie Berghoff on All in the Industry