REPLAY: Communal Dining The Beninois Way with Adégnimika Carrena
This week’s guest is Adégnimika (Adé) Carrena, owner of Dounou Cuisine. Born in Porto-Novo, Benin, Adé started her culinary journey here in the United States when she was adopted at the age of 10. Though then she cooked just with her family.
Opening Restaurants with Opening Expert and Consulting Chef Bradford Thompson
To date, we’ve chatted with vendors that assist in openings including legal experts, technology companies, and press relations, but never a hospitality consultant whose business is to open restaurants - a hired expert to come in and assist new or even seasoned entrepreneurs to chart, plan and ena
One Year Later: Audio Diaries from the First Frightening Weeks of Shutdown
As we mark the one-year anniversary of the pandemic, now is a time to reflect on what we've endured. The audio I'm sharing today was collected in those first weeks of the pandemic, when restaurants, bars, and cafes sat dark and quiet across the nation.
Crowd-Funded and Community-Minded with Daughter
One of the messages we keep hearing this season over and over is how the hospitality community came together to support one another. There are countless individuals and organizations that have generously donated meals and time to their communities in need throughout the pandemic.