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Hosted by Michelin-rated restaurateur, Josh Kopel, Full Comp features engaging interviews with restaurant owners, experts and thought leaders within the hospitality industry. Featured guests offer up stories and advice, giving listeners the tools and knowledge they need to succeed.

FULL COMP Josh Kopel

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 68 Ratings

Hosted by Michelin-rated restaurateur, Josh Kopel, Full Comp features engaging interviews with restaurant owners, experts and thought leaders within the hospitality industry. Featured guests offer up stories and advice, giving listeners the tools and knowledge they need to succeed.

    How to Build a $10 Million Restaurant: Chef Sam Marvin, founder of Bottega Louie

    How to Build a $10 Million Restaurant: Chef Sam Marvin, founder of Bottega Louie

    I've always viewed the restaurant industry as risky but Chef Sam Marvin sees no risk. He's able to pump out hit after hit without missing a beat. From Bottega Louie to Echo & Rig, the chef has proven that success in the hospitality industry is a formula and it's a formula we can learn. On today's show, we'll be discussing the formula he used to turn Bottega Louie into a 10 million dollar blockbuster.

    • 27 min
    This is Your Plan to THRIVE: Elizabeth Tilton, founder of Oyster Sunday

    This is Your Plan to THRIVE: Elizabeth Tilton, founder of Oyster Sunday

    Didn't go to business school? We've got you covered. 

    On today's show, we chat with Elizabeth Tilton, founder of Oyster Sunday, a hospitality services company making waves by supplying us with tools we need to reopen, at no cost

    As a child, I dreamed of being an astronaut. Elizabeth Tilton dreamed of being a doctor. But somehow, some way the hospitality industry sucked us in. The love of serving others is overwhelming and fires us off in different directions. I became a restaurateur. Elizabeth has dedicated her life to helping restaurateurs succeed. 

    Today we run through the plans and tools Oyster Sunday has created to make sure we don't just survive, we actually thrive. 

    To get access to the tools discussed on the show go to www.oystersunday.com

    • 27 min
    Food Fight Series: Chef Danielle Leoni

    Food Fight Series: Chef Danielle Leoni

    LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE! I can think of few times in my life I've walked away from a conversation so fired up! 

    Today, we had the opportunity to chat with Chef Danielle Leoni, chef/owner of The Breadfruit & Rum Bar, who's fighting for sustainability in both the food we eat and the industry at large. Chef Leoni has been a food fighter from the beginning. Her positions on responsible sourcing and a holistic approach to hospitality have garnered her attention from prominent organizations like the James Beard Foundation, but it's the pandemic has brought her message to the masses. 

    Be sure to follow the chef on all social channels using the handle @chefdanielleleoni

    • 27 min
    The Case for Change: Chef Matthew Jennings, founder of Full Heart Hospitality

    The Case for Change: Chef Matthew Jennings, founder of Full Heart Hospitality

    We're all shut down. The hamster wheel has stopped. And some of us, myself included, are wondering if we have the energy and, more importantly, the desire, to hop back on. 

    Today we discuss the case for change with a man that did just that. Matthew Jennings walked away from his award winning restaurants and all of the perks that come with being a celebrity chef to follow his bliss. 

    For more on his consulting work go to fullhearthospitality.com or follow him on Instagram at @matthewjennings.

    • 47 min
    Food Fight Series: Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern

    Food Fight Series: Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern

    What are the folks at the top of our industry doing to help us and themselves? On today's show, we chat with four-time James Beard award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher and social justice advocate, Chef Andrew Zimmern. Andrew has not only reached the pinnacles of success, he'd done so while supporting and advocating for independent restaurants. Today we talk about the where we are and where we're headed as an industry and what we can do to help each other. 

    If you're interested learning more about the chef's projects check out andrewzimmern.com

    • 48 min
    Building a Culture-First Company: Steve Schwartz, founder of The Art of Tea

    Building a Culture-First Company: Steve Schwartz, founder of The Art of Tea

    On today's show, we chat with Steve Schwartz, founder of the Art of Tea, a bespoke tea company crafting custom blended tea for the biggest names in hospitality.

    If you're going to create a product, logic would dictate that you'd want the masses to have access to it. But that's not the route Steve Schwartz went. He wanted his tea company to serve those that serve others. It's one of the foundational values that guides The Art of Tea. In today's tough economy, the companies that thrive will be culture first companies. Here, Steve walks us through the core values and culture-first perspective that has made The Art of Tea a huge success.

    In other news, we are very excited to be included in Feedspots Top 15 Restaurant Podcasts!

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Monica-SF ,

Great insight into the evolving restaurant business

This is an entertaining and interesting podcast featuring conversations between restaurateurs. These people know the business inside and out, and it’s fun hearing their stories from the past and listen to them discuss how the pandemic will completely change this industry forever. A must-listen for anyone working in this industry or who just loves eating out.

Dtlajosh ,

Josh Kopel Rocks In This Behind The Scenes Podcast!!

You don’t have to be in the restaurant industry to enjoy this fantastic and engaging podcast with entrepreneur extraordinaire Josh Kopel. This guy started his adventure at the bottom and worked his way to the top, so he knows just what to ask his guests. You will be entertained the whole time!! Worth a listen for anyone who eats food.

The next big deal ,

Great insight!

Excelent podcast -- Josh Kopel knows what he's doing. Listen in for top insights.

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