47 episodes

Join Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association at the table for conversations relating to Oregon’s restaurant and lodging industry. Host Greg Astley, ORLA’s Director of Government Affairs, speaks with industry leaders, policymakers, and business experts about challenges, opportunities, and successes in the world of Oregon hospitality.

Boiled Down Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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Join Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association at the table for conversations relating to Oregon’s restaurant and lodging industry. Host Greg Astley, ORLA’s Director of Government Affairs, speaks with industry leaders, policymakers, and business experts about challenges, opportunities, and successes in the world of Oregon hospitality.

    46. How to Create a Strong Company Culture (Part 2)

    46. How to Create a Strong Company Culture (Part 2)

    In this second episode of a 2-part podcast series focusing on building strong company cultures, Ken Henson, owner/consultant with Refettorio Consulting, talks about the behaviors that exemplify success in pursuing a great company culture. He also explains what business owners and operators should focus on to create a great work environment. If you missed part 1, be sure to go back and listen to our discussion on the importance of culture, the hallmarks of a good work environment, and how to turn around a troubled working environment.
    Host: Greg Astley, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
    Guest: Ken Henson, Refettorio Consulting

    • 21 min
    45. ’We Have Your Back!’ How to Create a Strong Company Culture

    45. ’We Have Your Back!’ How to Create a Strong Company Culture

    Amid a business environment of extremely high employee turnover, skyrocketing inflation, and other issues impacting hospitality businesses, many companies have found a way to thrive by practicing a company culture that truly values and listens to its employees. In this first episode of a 2-part podcast series focusing on building strong company cultures, Ken Henson, owner/consultant with Refettorio Consulting, talks with us about the importance of culture, the hallmarks of a good work environment, and how to turn around a troubled working environment.
    Host: Greg Astley, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
    Guest: Ken Henson, Refettorio Consulting

    • 19 min
    44. A Miniature Horse Walks into a Bar... (repost)

    44. A Miniature Horse Walks into a Bar... (repost)

    No, this is not the start of a joke. Hospitality industry members have been experiencing more situations with customers walking into restaurants and hotels with 'questionable' service animals. Unfortunately, their actions could distract legitimate working dogs and hurt their reputation. We've reposted our Boiled Down podcast episode on the subject for some good reminders on what questions business owners and employees can legally ask. We talk with an employment law attorney who sheds light on the dos and don’ts of service animals in your establishment.
    Host: Greg Astley, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging AssociationGuest host: Lori Little, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging AssociationGuest: Shane Swilley, Employment Law Attorney, Cosgrave Vergeer Kester
    Websites mentioned:
    https://www.ada.gov/
    https://droregon.org/
    https://www.oregonrla.org/compliance.html

    • 29 min
    Bonus: What’s Cookin’? Celebrity Chefs to Bring Big Flavor to the Cooking Stage

    Bonus: What’s Cookin’? Celebrity Chefs to Bring Big Flavor to the Cooking Stage

    In this bonus podcast of Boiled Down, we have the opportunity to talk with two celebrity chefs who will be headlining the Northwest Food Show on June 26-27, 2022, in Portland, Oregon. Sponsored by Harbor Foodservice and fueled by NW Natural, the Cooking Stage hosts a line-up of award-winning chefs demonstrating their favorite recipes and techniques. Learn more and register at NWFoodShow.com.
    Guests:
    Chef Shirley Chung, Ms Chi Café, BravoTV’s Top Chef Star
    Chef Tregaye Fraser, host of OWN Network’s “Tregaye’s Way,” first African American woman to win Food Network Star

    • 41 min
    43. Boiled Down: A Conversation with AHLA’s Chip Rogers

    43. Boiled Down: A Conversation with AHLA’s Chip Rogers

    In the latest Boiled Down podcast, we have a conversation with one of the hospitality industry’s ‘most influential' leaders, Chip Rogers, President & CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Our host and ORLA Director of Government Affairs, Greg Astley, talks with Chip about the positive impacts from ARPA funds, the effect of business travel on industry recovery, and federal advocacy relating to lodging industry issues including illegal short-term rentals. Hear more on how the AHLA and the AHLA Foundation have been investing in various initiatives focused on addressing workforce issues– like the new Hospitality is Working campaign– and supporting our communities. 
    Guest: Chip Rogers, President & CEO, American Hotel & Lodging Association
    Advocacy Watch: Paid Family Leave, OSHA's Workplace Heat and Smoke Rules, and the Latest Intelligence on the RRF

    • 27 min
    42. Restaurants’ Wish List: RRF, ERC, and Labor!

    42. Restaurants’ Wish List: RRF, ERC, and Labor!

    In the latest Boiled Down podcast, ORLA speaks with our advocacy colleagues at the National Restaurant Association to discuss the federal advocacy landscape for the restaurant industry. From replenishing the RRF to reinstating the ERTC, things are getting more difficult to move along given a less-motivated partisan Congress right now. Hear how the National Restaurant Association and ORLA continue to push for business-supporting legislation. 
    Guests:
    Mike Whatley, Vice President, State Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy, National Restaurant Association
    Michael A. Aguilar, State Affairs Manager, National Restaurant Association

    • 33 min

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