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Hospitality Meets... is your weekly light-hearted look into the stories and journeys that make up the wonderful world of hospitality. Join founder and host Phil Street as he meets people from all walks of life from within the industry from the Founders, the Chefs, the Hotel General Managers and Restaurant Managers to the Engineers, Designers, Financiers and even Politicians. Phil will be showcasing the sheer diversity of opportunity that exists within hospitality and the fun you can have along the way all through the wonderful stories that exist in day to day life. So whether you work in hospitality already or are hospitality curious then join Phil for a laugh and some insight into the greatest industry on earth.

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Hospitality Meets... with Phil Street Phil Street

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    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Hospitality Meets... is your weekly light-hearted look into the stories and journeys that make up the wonderful world of hospitality. Join founder and host Phil Street as he meets people from all walks of life from within the industry from the Founders, the Chefs, the Hotel General Managers and Restaurant Managers to the Engineers, Designers, Financiers and even Politicians. Phil will be showcasing the sheer diversity of opportunity that exists within hospitality and the fun you can have along the way all through the wonderful stories that exist in day to day life. So whether you work in hospitality already or are hospitality curious then join Phil for a laugh and some insight into the greatest industry on earth.

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    Hospitality Meets Monica Or - The Networking Queen

    Hospitality Meets Monica Or - The Networking Queen

    I can't believe it's taken this long for me to chat to today's guest, especially as she played her part in why this humble little podcast exists in the first place.
    So I finally got some time with Monica Or, Founder of Star Quality Hospitality (https://starqualityhospitality.co.uk (https://starqualityhospitality.co.uk)) and author of 3 wonderful books.
    We get through a lot including:-
    Springboard pantomime
    Podcast influencer
    Education
    Cruise ships
    Life at sea
    A move into recruitment
    Practical v Academia Qualifications
    London
    Hilton
    Sorting out HR
    Westminster Kingsway College
    Supporting the army
    Live assessment days
    Networking
    Becoming chair of the IOH
    Key Person of influence
    Star Quality Hospitality
    Book writing
    Promoting this industry as a career of choice
    World Host
    Holiday brain
    And so much more. Monica is definitely a beacon of positivity for hospitality and is doing her bit in promoting the industry as a career of choice.
    Contact Monica at monica@starqualityhospitality.co.uk
    Get the Books https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monica-Or/e/B00P6I5OBQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1 (here)
    Enjoy!


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    • 46 min
    Hospitality Meets John Holden - The Skills Gap Facilitator

    Hospitality Meets John Holden - The Skills Gap Facilitator

    Throughout my time of running this humble little show, I've been introduced to people from all over the industry in various capacities. It's one of things I love the most.
    Today's guest is inspiring hearts and minds on choosing a career in hospitality but is not just leaving it there, he's then facilitating connections to help get them the best start possible.
    I got some time with John Holden, Food and Beverage Lecturer at Tameside College and Founder of Bridging the Skills Gap (https://www.btsg.org.uk (https://www.btsg.org.uk))
    We chat through:-
    Hospitality meets (Yay)
    Moving into academia
    Passing on the passion
    Moving to London
    Learning German
    Dealing with legal issues
    Starting in pubs
    Changing perspective
    Moving over to training
    Grabbing life by the balls
    Sliding doors
    Competitions
    Helping students
    Work experience
    Awful guests
    Being a good guest
    Striking up relationships
    And so much more.
    John's work is exceptional and I'd encourage anyone who wants to help give the next generation a great start in their career to reach out to him on Bridgingtheskillsgap@btinternet.com
    Enjoy!


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    • 51 min
    Hospitality Meets Mark Fenelon - The Hostel CEO

    Hospitality Meets Mark Fenelon - The Hostel CEO

    I was thrilled to get some time with todays guest, Mark Fenelon, CEO of Clink Hostels (https://www.clinkhostels.com/ (https://www.clinkhostels.com/)). Not just to chat to someone from within another sector of hospitality that we have not yet covered, but also because Mark's Journey to CEO of the company is not your average, every day route.
    We get through loads including:-
    The Hostel experience
    Australia
    The change of standards
    The rise and rise of the hostel sector
    Relationship facilitation
    Bcorp
    Covid - the experience inhibitor
    Shut up and listen
    Rewarding volunteers
    Being socially responsible
    Marginal gains
    Finding your passion
    The potential of the hostel sector
    Guest experience
    Lisbon
    Diversity and Inclusion
    And so much more.
    Mark sounds very comfortable in his own skin and has clearly found a sector where he feels at home. I for one am excited about the growth potential of this sector along with the great work that Mark and his teams are doing around B corp accreditation.
    Enjoy!


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    • 52 min
    Hospitality Meets Jim knight - Culture Icon and Author of Leadership that Rocks

    Hospitality Meets Jim knight - Culture Icon and Author of Leadership that Rocks

    Time spent with today's guest is time well spent indeed!
    I once again got Jim Knight back on the show to chat about his recently released "Leadership That Rocks" (Available here - https://www.knightspeaker.com/product-page/rock-n-roll-with-it (https://www.knightspeaker.com/product-page/rock-n-roll-with-it)). Jim is a previously published author and Public Speaker extraordinaire around Leadership and Culture and is a special friend of the show.
    We get through:-
    Florida
    Covid in the USA
    Changing culture
    Music
    Ideas inspiration
    Book writing
    Gaining more leaders
    Learning
    Hiring Rock stars
    Life happening for you
    Shrek
    Jim and Brantisms
    Ted v Ted
    Not muscling results
    Mentoring
    Respect
    Jim’s future books
    And so much more! Jim is incredibly comfortable chatting about this topic and I do my level best to keep up with him. He chats with passion and knowledge all the way through and you are sure to take away some absolute golden nuggets.
    I'm eternally grateful to Jim for his time.
    Enjoy!


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    • 54 min
    Hospitality Meets Grant Campbell - The High Profile Hotel General Manager

    Hospitality Meets Grant Campbell - The High Profile Hotel General Manager

    This week I bring you another superb human being. I chatted to Grant Campbell, General Manager at the Nobu Hotel London Portman Square.
    We get through a lot as always including:-
    Having a hospitality family
    Being introduced to hard work
    Starting as a chef
    Pioneering free wifi
    Inspiring Leaders
    Moving into Lifestyle
    Sense of arrival
    The mad hatters tea
    Reassessing goals
    A Covid pre-opening
    Mentors
    St Julians Scholars
    Coopetition
    The Nobu London Portman Square
    A brief history of Nobu
    Brand endorsers
    Special bonds
    Finding your niche
    And so much more. Grant is an excellent ambassador for the industry and has built a superb career for himself so far. There's lots of great content on how he has built to this date.
    Enjoy!


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    • 51 min
    Hospitality Meets Amber Staynings - The Inspirational Leader

    Hospitality Meets Amber Staynings - The Inspirational Leader

    I love how some things work out, you read an article and then you are immediately captivated by someone's story. I stumbled on today's guest through a late night LinkedIn feed trawl. And boy, am I glad that I did.
    Inspiring from start to finish, I got some time with the inspirational and absolute force of nature that is Amber Staynings, CEO of Bums On Seats (https://bumsonseats.org/ (https://bumsonseats.org/)).
    It's all action from the get go as we cover off:-
    Frogs in throat
    Moving to Guildford
    Being a glass half full person
    School
    Being rebellious
    Driving without sat nav
    What is Sales?
    Going (Not going) to South America
    Working harder than hard
    Having a health scare at 21
    Knowing when to slow down
    People over profit
    The 2nd health scare
    A Phil Street Rant
    Bums on Seats
    Mentors
    And so much more!
    Amber really has one hell of a story with more than her fair share of adversity to conquer and as a result, it's inspiring throughout.
    A massive thank you to Amber for sharing her story so openly.
    Enjoy!


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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Dean369 ,

Always interestingly entertaining!!

Phil’s relaxed style sits well as it draws relevant topics out of a varied panel of hospitality professionals!!

Jinky Jenks ,

Great stuff.

Funny, informative and a good a listen. Well done Phil!

Les Tab ,

Brilliantly insightful

Loved the podcasts. They are brilliantly insightful and entertaining at the same time. Keep up the good work Phil!!!

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