Want to learn more about trending restaurant and hospitality technology? The “Tech Chef”, Skip Kimpel, will create your weekly menu and take you down the path of solutions out there to help you and your team members become more efficient and your company more profitable. Add in a healthy portion of interviews from industry leaders as well as vendor chats and you have a recipe for success. This fun, weekly show is not just for the tech professionals as there are plenty of valuable take-aways for all leadership roles and all verticals of your restaurant or hospitality operation. If you want to be more successful in this industry come hear what The Tech Chef has cooking.
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Industry Rockstar, Joe Tenczar, Co-Founder of Restaurant CIOs
Joe Tenczar is a very well known thought leader in our industry but what makes Joe extra special is his curiosity of futuristic technology that has a very good chance of making into our industry and will have great impact in the next 5-10 years. Today we are talking about cutting edge delivery methods using robots, autonomous cars and drones. It's always fun to dream and hear about the amazing things that are being worked on that you might not have heard about as it is not mainstream yet. If technology is your passion, you will love this episode! Prepare to "geek out!"
Virtual Brands with Wade Allen and Pankaj Patra of Brinker International
Virtual Brands are the hottest conversation out there and who better to bring on the show to talk about this than Brinker International. We will discuss their massive effort of the launch of "It's Just Wings" where they successfully launched over a thousand virtual restaurants all at once with great success. Joining us to talk about this effort is Wade Allen, SVP of Innovation and Pankaj Patra, SVP and CIO. Not only will you hear about how they made this a successful launch but both of these individuals provide some good insight if you are looking to launch your own virtual brand. We are lucky to have these two highly respected industry experts share their thoughts and experiences.
Industry Rockstar, Toby Malbec, Managing Director for Constrata Technology Consulting
Joining the show today and continuing our Industry Rockstar series, Toby Malbec, Managing Director for Constrata Technology Consulting, comes on to talk about where the industry is and where it is heading. We will talk about many subjects such as 3rd party delivery, marketing and loyalty programs, virtual brands and even delve into what companies are looking for right now in a technology leader. Toby is always full of great information and this show is a perfect example of his broad range of knowledge.
Marketing Technology with Mike Vichich, CEO of Wisely
Joining me on The Tech Chef Podcast today is the CEO and Co-Founder of Wisely, Mike Vichich. We will dig into this product and talk about all the modules that are available within their product. I am very impressed with what they have to offer and the AI engine and data team behind this engine. Specifically, we will discuss reservations, wait lists, marketing automation and sentiment scores. A great listen even for everybody especially if you involved in operations or marketing. This is technology you should be aware of.
Industry Rockstar, Karen Bird, CIO for Hooters of America
Today I am so happy to have a true industry rockstar, Karen Bird, CIO for Hooters of America. We have a delightful conversation about the struggles during COVID and all the exciting things she has been up to. This includes their new fast casual version of their restaurant called Hoots Wings in addition to several virtual kitchen brands they have launched. This is the FIRST podcast she has ever been on and I am honored she chose The Tech Chef. Enjoy!
Industry Innovator, Alex Canter, CEO of Ordermark
Alex Canter, CEO and co-founder of Ordermark, is a restaurant industry innovator, in-demand speaker, and passionate advocate for restaurant operators and workers. He was raised in the kitchen of the world-famous Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles, where he and his team invented Ordermark. Today we talk about how he got started in the business and how he started Ordermark in addition to his new $120 million dollar investment and new virtual kitchen company with pre-built concepts for YOUR restaurant to latch onto and start making more money today!
Insightful and Real
Skip has done an amazing job, because of his experience and expertise as a restaurant CIO. But the real magic here is his ability to keep it real. With a relatable style and easy tone, it feels like he’s in the room with you having an awesome conversation. The content is techie enough to give people a feel for how tech may transform the industry, but not so techie that anyone can’t follow. Kudos, Skip. Our industry was hungry for this. Ideal timing to address what matters most right now to restaurants and consumers alike.
For someone that’s not in the restaurant industry this podcast is extremely engaging. Skip does a great job of taking concepts and challenges and discussing them with applicable solutions.
I’m looking forward to where this podcast is heading.
Great podcast! Very well produced with subjects that are on the cutting edge of the current developments and needs in the field.