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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, 133 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.

    Transform Your Restaurant Into A Media Company: Shawn Walchef founder of Cali Comfort BBQ

    Transform Your Restaurant Into A Media Company: Shawn Walchef founder of Cali Comfort BBQ

    Every restaurateur knows how important their digital footprint is but who has time for all of that? It’s hard to tweet when you’re backwaiting tables because your busier didn’t show up.

    Then the pandemic hits and, like it or not, your entire livelihood is determined by an audience you chose not to grow online.

    I found myself in the same boat and worried it was too late.

    The good news is that it isn’t and Shawn Walchef of Cali Comfort BBQ is going to tell us exactly how he transformed his restaurant into a BBQ media company.

    To check out Shawn's media empire go to calibbq.media

    Yelp & I have created a resource guide offering insight into consumer behavior, popular trends and free tools and resources to help you get open and stay open. You can download the guide at www.joshkopel.com/resources.

    • 32 min
    Where are the Jobs?: Brad Metzger + Jacqui Leanza of BMRS Hospitality Recruitment

    Where are the Jobs?: Brad Metzger + Jacqui Leanza of BMRS Hospitality Recruitment

    I know what the data says, but what’s really going on behind the scenes? Is anyone hiring right now? Is anyone using this as on opportunity for expansion?

    Few can offer more insight than Brad and Jacqui from BMRS Hospitality Recruitment. They have been placing the best people with the best restaurants for almost two decades now.

    Today we take a glimpse into the present and future of the hospitality job market.

    If you’re looking for a job, looking to expand your restaurants team or seeking a chef for a private event, go to restaurant-solutions.com

    Yelp & I have created a resource guide offering insight into consumer behavior, popular trends and free tools and resources to help you get open and stay open. You can download the guide at www.joshkopel.com/resources.

    • 30 min
    FULL COMP Trailer

    FULL COMP Trailer

    My name is Joshua Kopel and, up until March, I was a Michelin-rated restaurateur. Today, I'm not quite sure how I would define myself.

    In this moment,  I cannot help but look back on the choices I've made and question them. It hard to look in the mirror, as a person and as an industry but this is the time to do it.

    Together, let's ask the tough questions and come up with better answers. This is our opportunity to grow, change and come back better than before. 

    If you'd like to join the conversation, join us every Tuesday and Friday.

    • 59 sec
    The Stolen Episode: Luke LaBree, Dennis Knows Food

    The Stolen Episode: Luke LaBree, Dennis Knows Food

    This one’s coming totally out of left field. 

    I had the pleasure of being on  my friend Luke’s podcast and I enjoyed the conversation so much, I stole some of it to share with you here. Luke is a digital marketer who’s built some huge brands within the industry. You’ll also get to hear a bit more of me than you normally do. Sit back, relax and listen to these 2 old dogs chew the fat.

    To check out Luke’s podcast search Dennis Knows Food across all major platforms

    Yelp & I have created a resource guide offering insight into consumer behavior, popular trends and free tools and resources to help you get open and stay open. You can download the guide at www.joshkopel.com/resources.

    • 25 min
    The Billion Dollar Coach: Executive Coach Josh Holtzman + David Kaplan, Death & Co.

    The Billion Dollar Coach: Executive Coach Josh Holtzman + David Kaplan, Death & Co.

    I’m going to let you in on a big secret. Many of the successful entrepreneurs I know are all following the same playbook. The book is called Traction and the strategy is called EOS, the entrepreneurial operating system. It’s like rocket fuel for your business. Don’t believe me? I don’t blame you. That’s why I brought in the experts.

    Today we’re having a discussion with executive coach, Josh Holtzman and his client and famed Hospitality magnate Dave Kaplan of Death & Co.

    The total earnings of the companies Josh coaches equates to ONE BILLION DOLLARS in revenue.

    How does he do it? What creates that level of growth? It’s all covered in todays conversation.



    Josh’s Website: https://www.chutecxo.com

    Link to the Traction book: https://www.eosworldwide.com/traction-book

    Death & Co Website: https://www.deathandcompany.com

    Death & Co Playbook: https://www.deathandcompany.com/covid-19/

    Yelp & I have created a resource guide offering insight into consumer behavior, popular trends and free tools and resources to help you get open and stay open. You can download the guide at www.joshkopel.com/resources.

    • 38 min
    The Struggle to Reopen: Tara Lazar, founder F10 Creative

    The Struggle to Reopen: Tara Lazar, founder F10 Creative

    Dine in is done yet again. Parts of California are facing another stay at home order. What do you do if you own a restaurant? What do you do if you own 2 or 3 or more. Tara Lazar owns 6 spanning all sectors of hospitality. While most of us are struggling to pivot one location, Tara is masterminding how to ensure all 6 survive the year. Today we get real about the struggles she’s working to overcome and the highs and lows along this path.

    To check out everything the F10 team is working on go to F10creative.com

    Yelp & I have created a resource guide offering insight into consumer behavior, popular trends and free tools and resources to help you get open and stay open. You can download the guide at www.joshkopel.com/resources.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Listenerred3 ,

This Is Essential!

Excellent as always. Josh is informative, dedicated, and insightful. He allows us listeners to visualize the art and science of this important industry. Highly recommended!!

Chefnicoleg ,

Hospitality genius!

Hey josh, I’ve really been enjoying your podcasts. It’s awesome you are looking to the future of the hospitality industry in innovative and creative ways talking with chefs and entrepreneurs offering their insight, experiences, and goals to keep us alive and kickin’! 💯

DLevine6 ,

If you love food

Amazing behind the scenes for any foodie who wants to learn more about the industry. Becareful you will be hungry

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