Michael Whiteman & Julia Bainbridge
This week on Snacky Tunes, hosts Greg and Darin Bresnitz are closing out 2014 with an all-food episode welcoming Yahoo Food Editor Julia Bainbridge and President of the renowned Joseph Baum & Michael Whiteman Company and leading food and restaurant consultant, Michael Whiteman to the show. Kicking off chatting with the guests about trends in the restaurant world, they start with the influx of technology showing up in the ordering and dining experience. IPads in lieu of menus? The group discusses if progressing with the times is the direction in which restaurants should go before delving into the idea of abolishing tips and pre-paying for tables in restaurants. Later, the group addresses this year's unique potato chip flavors and how it seems as though Americans can't get enough 'taste thrills.' Tune in for a great discussion to usher in the new year! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
"The idea of abolishing tipping and either raising prices and putting the tip into the price means that you can redistribute who gets the tips and try to balance out the front of house and back of house."
"You're seeing people drinking large format drinks in restaurants, and Pimm's Cup makes a great punch, especially if you put a bunch of stuff in it!"
"I think people have stopped being 'fatophobic' and are willing to get a fatty piece of pastrami and corned beef."
--Michael Whiteman on Snacky Tunes
"I'm interested to get into the minds of chefs we haven't heard of before."
--Julia Bainbridge on Snacky Tunes