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Acknowledging and celebrating our Unsung Hospitality Heroes. We value WHY and WHO before what and how in the industry. It's too easy to get caught up in the minutia of what we do and how we do it.

Join Chef Jensen Cummings as he talks to industry leaders about the people that have been there through the trials and triumphs of their lives and careers. From childhood guides to ass kicking mentors to the team members in the trenches making it all happen. Help us celebrate these rockstars!

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Acknowledging and celebrating our Unsung Hospitality Heroes. We value WHY and WHO before what and how in the industry. It's too easy to get caught up in the minutia of what we do and how we do it.

Join Chef Jensen Cummings as he talks to industry leaders about the people that have been there through the trials and triumphs of their lives and careers. From childhood guides to ass kicking mentors to the team members in the trenches making it all happen. Help us celebrate these rockstars!

    BSP373: Bobby Little and Chad Urban of Chez Nick on Opening Multiple Restaurants Through A Pandemic

    BSP373: Bobby Little and Chad Urban of Chez Nick on Opening Multiple Restaurants Through A Pandemic

    A duo like Bob Little and Chad Urban sound like they should be in a country music folk band. Instead they’re a chef duo who’ve opened three concepts (two restaurants and a catering operation) during the pandemic. Their restaurant Chez Nick in the Upper East side of Manhattan opened three weeks before restaurants shut down in 2020. How have they survived and had enough capital to open a new restaurant while staying true to a new, better restaurant culture? Listen to find out.



    6 Questions with Bob Little and Chad Urban of Chez Nick on on Ranch Dressing, Kitchen Mentorship and Motherfucking Details



    18 Things (Out of 892) You Better F***ing Consider If You're Thinking About Opening A Brick & Mortar Restaurant

    • 15 min
    BSP372: Barbie Beltran and Jose Guerrero of Sacred Society, the Whole Health Bodega

    BSP372: Barbie Beltran and Jose Guerrero of Sacred Society, the Whole Health Bodega

    In the middle of a mental health crisis, at the end of a two year pandemic, Barbie Beltran is working to create a solution. Her dream? A Whole Health Bodega called Sacred Society focused on elevating peoples’ health in body, mind, spirit, and soul. It will be a one stop shop for convenience and building healthy habits. Jose Guerrero joined her to manifest that dream into reality. Working together has changed Jose’s outlook on meditation and cutting added sugar.



    6 Questions with Barbie Beltran and Jose Guerrero of Sacred Society, the Whole Health Bodega

    18 Things

    18 Things Meeting

    • 17 min
    BSP371: Scott Schaden of Terra Restaurant on Opening Delays, Menu Stories, Workplace Culture

    BSP371: Scott Schaden of Terra Restaurant on Opening Delays, Menu Stories, Workplace Culture

    Chef Scott Schaden’s journey to open Terra started way back when he got into the industry at fifteen. Scott says, “The things that got me into the restaurant industry are the things I hate about the restaurant industry now. When I was fifteen, you know what got me into this job: easy access to drugs, late nights, hot hostess.” He’s ready to make a new kind of business moving away from that model.



    Terra Restaurant

    6 Questions with Scott Schaden

    Venison Ragu: A Novel

    • 18 min
    BSP370 : 18 Things You Better Consider When Opening A Restaurant

    BSP370 : 18 Things You Better Consider When Opening A Restaurant

    If you are considering opening a brick & mortar food concept, you need to watch this video! Jensen Cummings outlines 18 steps from his previous experience, successes and failures, starting restaurants and consulting on restaurants that he wished he would have known every time he created a new concept. From Brand Messaging to Financial Planning to Real Estate, this video covers the 18 things that save time, energy, and money in opening F&B concepts.



    18 Minutes to figure out your 18 Things

    18 Things (Out of 892) You Better F***ing Consider If You're Thinking About Opening A Brick & Mortar Restaurant

    • 15 min
    BSP369: Paolo Neville on Going Viral on Restaurant TikTok to Gain Audience and Investors

    BSP369: Paolo Neville on Going Viral on Restaurant TikTok to Gain Audience and Investors

    Chef Paolo didn’t want to waste time on another social media platform. But Jensen and others kept saying he had to get more content out there, so he started making TikToks, and had a lot of fun doing it. Now his silly hotdog videos have the potential to transform into a real restaurant, because an investor reached out to him and wants to finance his vision for the Urban Hotdog Collective.



    6 Questions with Paolo Neville

    Paolo Neville TikTok

    • 15 min
    BSP368: 3 Reasons Restaurants Hate Social Media, and How To Overcome Them While Still Running Your Business

    BSP368: 3 Reasons Restaurants Hate Social Media, and How To Overcome Them While Still Running Your Business

    On this episode, Jensen speaks about his personal journey starting to use social media and the most common excuses restaurants make for why they don't use social media.

    • 16 min

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Voice4Chefs ,

Inspiration Podcaster

Chef Jensen is a true veteran podcaster. He has a unique way of engaging and honoring his guests and inspiring them. He keeps you going in every episode waiting with bated breath about the next question he is going to ask. He speaks from experience and a deep passion for this industry. He knows how to get to the key stories that engage us and bring stories of his guests to life? I look forward to what he comes up with next.

Louise2019 ,

Timely, engaging, dynamic content.

These conversations will hit home for current and nostalgic restaurant industry folks. If you are looking to grow or pivot your business, the inspiration and the strategy is here. If you just want entertainment and interesting foodie facts, you will find that as well.

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