On our 252nd episode of All in the Industry®, Shari Bayer is joined by Kevin Boehm, Co-Founder of Boka Restaurant Group based in Chicago. After opening 30 restaurants over the last 27 years, Kevin has become one of the nation’s foremost visionaries in the field of hospitality. Along with his partner Rob Katz, he has built a restaurant group based on great chefs, inspired design, and enlightened hospitality. The group's many accolades and accomplishments include 16 James Beard Finalist nominations and a win for Outstanding Restaurateur in 2019, two Food & Wine Best New Chefs, 9 consecutive Michelin Stars for Boka, 6 Boka Group restaurants in Chicago Tribune’s Top 50 list, and an Iron Chef designation for Stephanie Izard. Kevin is also a founding member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC), an advocacy group fighting to save independent restaurants affected by COVID-19. In addition, today's show features Shari's PR tip to have strong work ethic; Industry News discussion on #COVID-19 and its impact on our industry; and Shari's Solo Dining/Takeout experience from Joey Campanaro's Little Owl in Greenwich Village, 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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