On today's episode of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer's guest is Akhtar Nawab, chef and owner of Alta Calidad in Brooklyn, Otra Vez in New Orleans, and Prather’s on the Alley in DC; and founding partner and CEO of Hospitality HQ (HHQ), a creative consulting and management group which offers bespoke solutions for culinary-driven concepts across the country, ranging from fast-casual food halls to fine dining establishments. Akhtar is also a contributing chef of CookUnity's Creator's Club, and the author of his first cookbook, Good For You: Bold Flavors with Benefits, with Chronicle Books, to be released this month. His ‘less-is-more’ style of cooking has earned him critical praise throughout the years, beginning with his experience in the kitchen at acclaimed restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Craftbar and Craft, the latter of which received three stars from The New York Times and won the James Beard Foundation’s “Best New Restaurant” Award during his tenure. He has been featured in various publications including Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, and Eater, and appearances on NBC’s TODAY Show, CBS This Morning Saturday, and Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.” Today's show also features Shari's PR tip; Industry News discussion, including COVID-19; and Solo Dining experience at Jose Andres, Albert Adria and Ferran Adria's Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards, NYC. Listen at Heritage Radio Network; subscribe/rate/review our show at iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. Follow us @allindustry. Thanks for being a part of All in the Industry®. Stay safe and well.

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