200 episodes

Hospitality Meets is a weekly podcast that explores the stories and journeys of people from all walks of life in the hospitality industry. Host Phil Street talks to everyone from founders and chefs to hotel general managers and restaurant managers, as well as engineers, designers, financiers, and even politicians.
Through these conversations, Phil showcases the sheer diversity of opportunity that exists within hospitality, and the fun you can have along the way. He also shares insights into the latest trends and challenges facing the industry, and gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most exciting and innovative businesses in hospitality.
If you're interested in a career in hospitality, or if you're simply curious about the world of hospitality, then Hospitality Meets is the podcast for you. Join Phil for a weekly dose of inspiration, insight, and humor.

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Hospitality Meets... with Phil Street Phil Street

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    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

Hospitality Meets is a weekly podcast that explores the stories and journeys of people from all walks of life in the hospitality industry. Host Phil Street talks to everyone from founders and chefs to hotel general managers and restaurant managers, as well as engineers, designers, financiers, and even politicians.
Through these conversations, Phil showcases the sheer diversity of opportunity that exists within hospitality, and the fun you can have along the way. He also shares insights into the latest trends and challenges facing the industry, and gives listeners a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most exciting and innovative businesses in hospitality.
If you're interested in a career in hospitality, or if you're simply curious about the world of hospitality, then Hospitality Meets is the podcast for you. Join Phil for a weekly dose of inspiration, insight, and humor.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    Bonus Episode #25 - Hospitality Meets James Clarke - Hospitality Action Back to the Floor 2024 Special

    Bonus Episode #25 - Hospitality Meets James Clarke - Hospitality Action Back to the Floor 2024 Special

    Almost 2 years ago to the day, I was lucky enough to get the industry legend that is Danny Pecorelli on the show to tell his story. Within that story we got talking about a very special event that was about to happen called Back to the Floor and he kindly invited me to join his table.
    What unfolded at that event was what undoubtedly makes Back to the Floor one of the most celebrated events on the hospitality calendar. Fun and Carnage in equal measure, all whilst raising some much needed funds for those legends over at Hospitality Action.
    2 years on, and it's nearly time for 2024's version to take centre stage, this time hosted at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. With all that in mind, I thought it'd be great to shine a light on the event again through the GM of that very hotel, James Clarke.
    In this special we talk about
    James' StoryPark Plaza Westminster BridgeThe history of Back to the FloorWhat to expect on the nightThe auction prizesWhat it’s like as a waiter or sommelier at the eventStories of the CarnageHow to support the event
    No doubt James has his work cut out for him keeping scores of our industry's finest under control for the evening but 2024's Back to the floor promises to be quite magnificent.
    Enjoy!
    To get behind this quite magnificent event, head to https://www.hospitalityaction.org.uk/events/2024/april/back-to-the-floor/


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    • 26 min
    #180 - Hospitality Meets Hamish Anderson - Where Art & Hospitality Collide in Glorious Fashion

    #180 - Hospitality Meets Hamish Anderson - Where Art & Hospitality Collide in Glorious Fashion

    Today marks the end of season 5 of the show and we are signing off with a bang. I welcomed Hamish Anderson to the show, CEO of Tate Enterprises. This episode was a totally joyous education from the outset and represents another wonderful corner of the industry, where art and hospitality collide, in glorious fashion (Have I just inadvertently written a tagline for next years fashion week?).
    Hamish is brilliant, he oozes effortless passion for hospitality all the way through and with some cracking stories too.
    We cover:-
    JanuaryThe many enterprises of TateEarly careerGetting into wineStock taking evolutionBibendumWriting a book about wineClimbing the ranks at TateDeep thinkingLeadership LessonsFinding a bottle of Dubonnet for the queenMagnums of BollingerThe evolution of Tate
    And so much more.
    I can't sign off season 5 without thanking you all for listening, this has been the most incredible season of the show, climbing into the top 1% of all podcasts and more of you are listening than ever before which I'll be forever grateful for. A huge thank you also goes to our Headline Sponsor, RotaCloud. Without the support of sponsors, it makes it very difficult to run the show.
    I'll be back in the summer with more fun and shenanigans from the world of hospitality.
    Enjoy!
    The Guest
    Hamish Anderson is the CEO of Tate Enterprises, a diverse business running Tate's commercial activity - Events, F&B, Retail, E Commerce, Publishing, Merchandise, Product & Image Licensing, a coffee roasting business (Coffee by Tate)
    The Sponsor
    Today’s episode comes to you in partnership with RotaCloud, the people management platform for shift-based teams.
    RotaCloud lets managers create and share rotas, record attendance, and manage annual leave in minutes — all from a single, web-based app.
    It makes work simple for your team, too, allowing them to check their rotas, request holiday, and even pick up extra shifts straight from their phones.
    Try RotaCloud’s time-saving tools today by heading to https://rotacloud.com/phil


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    • 47 min
    Hospitality Meets Zoe Watts - Building a Flexible Career

    Hospitality Meets Zoe Watts - Building a Flexible Career

    Another treat for you this week as I got some time with the wonderful Zoe Watts, Managing Director of Bennett Hay
    Zoe's rise to MD has seen her take in some quite amazing places to work. In addition to her journey we also get through:-
    Exploring being a nurseThe BHS Coffee ShopOff to UniBeefeater RestaurantsSavill garden RestaurantBecoming a GMThe people who see something in youThe Royal Society of ArtsTateEventsThe Adaptability of HospitalityMeetings with RoyaltyThe move to contract cateringBennett Hay
    And a whole lot more. Zoe's got some great stories up her sleeves which she recounts with us and in amongst all of that is a just wonderful career journey so far.
    Enjoy!
    The Guest
    Zoe Watts is the Managing Director of Bennett Hay, an independent contract caterer specialising in workplace catering.
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/zo%C3%AB-watts-fih-96613615/
    The Sponsor
    Today’s episode comes to you in partnership with RotaCloud, the people management platform for shift-based teams.
    RotaCloud lets managers create and share rotas, record attendance, and manage annual leave in minutes — all from a single, web-based app.
    It makes work simple for your team, too, allowing them to check their rotas, request holiday, and even pick up extra shifts straight from their phones.
    Try RotaCloud’s time-saving tools today by heading to https://rotacloud.com/phil


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    • 51 min
    Bonus Episode #24 - Hospitality Meets Dr Lizzy Bernthal - Eradicating Work Place Toxicity

    Bonus Episode #24 - Hospitality Meets Dr Lizzy Bernthal - Eradicating Work Place Toxicity

    Time for a cheeky bonus and this week I welcomed the absolutely epic, and my good friend, Dr Lizzy Bernthal who is a resilience specialist to chat through work place Toxicity and how to eradicate it (Amongst other things).
    Lizzy has an amazing story of how she ended up specialising in this under discussed, but relevant topic and we cover a lot including:-
    The ArmyFighting back against ToxicityResilienceForms of ToxicityThe Drama triangleEmpowermentLanguageChoicesThe signs of ToxicityCulture & ValuesCoaching
    And so much more. If you're in place that's toxic or just want to learn more about improving your resilience, Lizzy is THE person to ignite this within you.
    Enjoy!
    The Guest
    Dr Lizzy Bernthal is a resilience coach who is on a mission to help 1 million purpose driven business owners and leaders to find their confidence and resilience already within them whilst working with values driven businesses to flourish in line with their vision and purpose
    Website - https://rypotential.co.uk/
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizzybernthal-resilience-specialist/
    The Sponsor
    Today’s episode comes to you in partnership with RotaCloud, the people management platform for shift-based teams.
    RotaCloud lets managers create and share rotas, record attendance, and manage annual leave in minutes — all from a single, web-based app.
    It makes work simple for your team, too, allowing them to check their rotas, request holiday, and even pick up extra shifts straight from their phones.
    Try RotaCloud’s time-saving tools today by heading to https://rotacloud.com/phil


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    • 43 min
    Hospitality Meets Jo Harley - The People Tech Entrepreneur

    Hospitality Meets Jo Harley - The People Tech Entrepreneur

    It's Valentines day and so I got to talk to someone about a subject I LOVE! That being, People!
    I welcomed the quite superb Jo Harley, Co-founder of Korero and Hendrick & Hyde, to the show. Jo was nervous about coming on the show as she's never had the confidence to do this sort of thing before but she needn't have worried as she brought her natural, chatty self and we laid into a lot, including:-
    Brewdog WaterlooMarketingMeasures of successComing to workWhat good looks likeLeisure Management DegreesCheerleadingGreeceWorking in barsHospitality as National serviceFunInevitable evolutionKoreroResting bitch face
    And so much more. Jo is the very epitome of a people person and she brings the fun from the outset in what is another wonderful career within hospitality.
    Enjoy!
    The Guest
    Jo is the Co-Founder of Korero, a new standard in career conversations and Hendrick & Hyde, who help businesses become great places to work.
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-harley/
    Email - jo@hellokorero.co
    The Sponsor
    Today’s episode comes to you in partnership with RotaCloud, the people management platform for shift-based teams.
    RotaCloud lets managers create and share rotas, record attendance, and manage annual leave in minutes — all from a single, web-based app.
    It makes work simple for your team, too, allowing them to check their rotas, request holiday, and even pick up extra shifts straight from their phones.
    Try RotaCloud’s time-saving tools today by heading to https://rotacloud.com/phil


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Hospitality Meets Tej Walia - Getting the Foundations Set

    Hospitality Meets Tej Walia - Getting the Foundations Set

    On a cold January day in 2024, I whisked myself off to enjoy the hospitality offered by the wonderful Tej Walia, Managing Director of Foxhills Collection. Whilst there, Tej and I had a chat about his career story so far, and what a story it is too.
    We get through:-
    GolfHotel Management as 2nd choiceWorking through the departmentsImpatienceThe foundation yearsGuernseySweatingHiltonConfidence and leadershipThe Many forms of MentoringFawsley HallDartington estateFoxhillsEvolution to MD
    And so much more. I called this episode "Getting the foundations set" as we talk about the importance of the what Tej calls, "the Foundation years" as they really can set the tone for your career ahead.
    It's another wonderful chat with someone who cares deeply about the world of hospitality.
    Enjoy!
    The Sponsor
    Today’s episode comes to you in partnership with RotaCloud, the people management platform for shift-based teams.
    RotaCloud lets managers create and share rotas, record attendance, and manage annual leave in minutes — all from a single, web-based app.
    It makes work simple for your team, too, allowing them to check their rotas, request holiday, and even pick up extra shifts straight from their phones.
    Try RotaCloud’s time-saving tools today by heading to https://rotacloud.com/phil


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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

SamCoulstock ,

A top 5 star podcast

If this podcast was a hotel, inspectors would be giving it 5 stars!
Hospitality Meets gives you so much as a listener, not just hearing about people's careers and how they got to be the great and the good, but the human storey of people too. The impact the industry has on their lives, and how it enriches friendships and even love.

If you have ever stayed in a hotel, eaten in a restaurant or drunk in a pub and ever wondered what goes on behind the door that says staff only, then this podcast is for you.

Also some brilliant career information, advice and guidance to anyone thinking about a career in this brilliant industry! What's not to love?

Listen today, you won't regret it 😁

Natalie Stanton ,

A very interesting and inspiring show

A very interesting and inspiring show. I love listening!

ElliottRW ,

Uplifting and relatable

So great to hear the stories of wonderful people in the industry - it’s really affirming, especially hearing of similar challenges and different approaches. I listen very regularly - thank you!

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