On today's episode of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer's guest is Gavin Kaysen, an award-winning chef and founder of Soigne Hospitality Group in Minneapolis, known for his nationally recognized group of restaurants as well as his leadership in the culinary profession. His restaurants include Spoon and Stable, a 2015 James Beard Award Finalist for Best New Restaurant; Demi, an intimate 20-seat tasting menu experience; and Bellecour Bakery at Cooks of Crocus Hill. Gavin is also the co-founder of Heart of the House Foundation, President of the ment’or BKB Foundation Team USA; and a featured chef in a new book from Phaidon, Today's Special: 20 Leading Chefs Choose 100 Emerging Chefs. Gavin is also a proud recipient of two James Beard Awards—Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2008, and Best Chef: Midwest in 2018. Today's show also features Shari's PR tip to be soigne; Speed Round; Industry News discussion; and Shari's Solo Dining experience at Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao in Flushing, Queens, NYC. REMINDER: We have new All in the Industry® merch available, including All in the Industry hats & totes, and H.O.S.T. notebooks & pens. Through May 31, 2021, 100% of the proceeds from our hat sales (less shipping/handling) will be donated to the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) to help with their continued efforts to #saverestaurants. Go to allintheindustry.com/merch to get your AITI swag today! (Podchaser: vFfozVMcD1DP5o94CPPC)
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