On Episode 251 of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer is joined by Anna Polonsky, Founder of Polonsky & Friends, a strategy and design consultancy for those who use food as a beacon for community and change; supporting mission-driven, food-related projects initiated by some of today’s most interesting chefs, activists, and brands. Anna has worked in hospitality her entire career, and has earned accolades from numerous organizations, including Forbes Magazine's 30under30 and the James Beard Foundation. For 7 years, she was a partner and US director of Le Fooding, a disruptive restaurant guide and event company recently acquired by Michelin. Her roster of consulting clients included LVMH, MasterCard, Pernod-Ricard, Nestlé Waters, and others. In 2014, she co-founded The MP Shift, the first 360° creative agency in hospitality, providing concept, graphics, and interior design services to an international clientele. In 2019, encouraged by a chaotic political context, Anna took a new turn. With Polonsky & Friends, she applies her strategic and creative skills to clients who are working daily towards inclusivity, sustainability, craftsmanship and wellness. Anna’s recent initiative, #AskChefsAnything, which she launched with Gaeleen Quinn, is raising awareness and funds for the immigrant workforce of US restaurants through online auctions. Today's show also features Shari's PR tip; Industry News discussion on COVID-19 and its impact on our industry; and Solo Dining/Takeout experience from Dominique Ansel Bakery in SoHo, 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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