Andrew Parr is Founder + Chief Advisor of Angry Olive Consulting in Denver, CO. We discuss his pilgrimage to Green Bay for his first Packers Game. We deep dive into stories of his younger brother, Jeffrey Parr, a giant in our industry, who passed far too young. We also get the opportunity to chat with one of his great mentors, Mark Feeley.
First job in the industry?
Busser and dishwasher at a small, local, independent casual dining restaurant in suburban Milwaukee
Food and/or drinks staples in your house?
Secret Stadium Sauce. It is made for Sports Service, the concessionaire at Miller Park in Milwaukee, and Milwaukee County Stadium before that. It is not BBQ sauce, and it is not Ketchup…it is...Secret Stadium Sauce. Just can’t eat a brat without it. I am a huge baseball fan, and the memories it evokes from the smell, the flavor, and the iconic bottle are endless!
Two things most people don't know about you?
I have only been to Lambeau Field once, and it was September of last year. I have my brother's copy of The New Larousse Gastronomique from when he was in culinary school at CIA - Hyde Park, NY
Words to live by?
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
Website - AngryOliveConsulting.com
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Andrew Parr, Angry Olive Consulting founder, is a restaurant and hospitality industry veteran with over 25 years of experience including consulting, project management, restaurant operations and talent acquisition. His education includes a BA in Psychology and History from the University of Wisconsin along with a JD from Hamline University School of Law.
Andrew’s professional experiences include work across multiple national markets, counting among them Denver (including Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs & Longmont), Portland, Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford and Tampa / Clearwater. He is a high-level mentor and business coach for entrepreneurs, owners, and industry leaders.
Andrew was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, and currently resides in Denver with his wife Jody and their dog Cooper. Andrew serves as the President of the Board of the Scleroderma Foundation – Rocky Mountain Chapter with deep respect for the achievements of the Chapter and an eye toward growth in accordance with the Foundation’s mission of Support, Education & Research.
ANGRY OLIVE CONSULTING is the premiere full-service advisor for privately owned, independent, restaurant, bar and hospitality concepts. We have a distinctively Colorado flavor and a national reach. Angry Olive Consulting has undertaken and executed projects throughout Colorado and across the country from the Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic Southeast. We focus on high touch, individualized service with our priority being your desired outcome.