41 episodes

Brady Viccellio and Alvin Williams have been friends for a long time, and they've been in the restaurant business even longer. Brady’s family history in restaurants goes back nearly a century, and he's the owner of Steinhilber's and La Bella Italia in Virginia Beach. Alvin trained and worked as a chef in his native England before moving to the United States and opening Cobalt Grille, also in Virginia Beach. Their podcast, The Check, is all about restaurants.

The Check: A Podcast About Restaurants thecheck

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Brady Viccellio and Alvin Williams have been friends for a long time, and they've been in the restaurant business even longer. Brady’s family history in restaurants goes back nearly a century, and he's the owner of Steinhilber's and La Bella Italia in Virginia Beach. Alvin trained and worked as a chef in his native England before moving to the United States and opening Cobalt Grille, also in Virginia Beach. Their podcast, The Check, is all about restaurants.

    Culinary School

    Culinary School

    The Check welcomes Emmalee Zimmerman, a student in the culinary arts program at ECPI. She plans to use the skills she's learning to serve first responders and military personnel after her brother — a marine and firefighter — was killed in Afghanistan.


     

    • 19 min
    Catching Up with Sam McGann

    Catching Up with Sam McGann

    Sam McGann returns to The Check to reflect on his career and share what’s next after turning over the reins to the Blue Point Restaurant in Duck, NC, where he was co-owner and chef for the past 32 years.

    • 37 min
    Want AI with That?

    Want AI with That?

    Rob Carpenter, the founder and CEO of Colorado-based Valyant AI, explains how his company is changing the fast-food industry with the introduction of "Holly," an order-taking system that interacts with customers using conversational artificial intelligence. Carpenter also discusses AI’s potential and limitations, ethical implications and what the impact of this groundbreaking technology will have on customers and those working in the restaurant industry. 

    • 39 min
    Holiday Cocktail How-to

    Holiday Cocktail How-to

    Brady and Alvin share their recipes and techniques for making a couple of their favorite holiday drinks: Jamaican Guinness Punch and No-Cook Eggnog. Visit thecheckpodcast.com for ingredient lists and learn how to make these drinks in a special bonus video.
     

    • 24 min
    ’Tis the Season

    ’Tis the Season

    The Holidays are here and Brady and Alvin are gearing up for one the busiest times of the year for restaurants. With a look at Christmas traditions in Alvin’s native England and what it takes to deck the halls, this podcast also includes a great gift idea that anyone will be happy to receive.

    • 18 min
    Restaurant Management 101

    Restaurant Management 101

    Once a pro golfer, Anne Gannon combined her financial acumen with experience in the hospitality industry to create the Largo Group — a Boston-based accounting firm that specializes in helping restaurant owners with innovative accounting and bookkeeping solutions. In this episode, Gannon shares some of the ways that restaurants can succeed despite the ongoing pandemic, inflation and labor shortages.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Petizafun ,

Great Podcast about the industry

Interesting topics and guests . They cover a wide range and have good rapport between each other.

Boarder4life010 ,

Great podcast for the restaurant industry!

What an awesome podcast exploring the ins and outs of the restaurant industry! Professional level quality and content with a fun flair between the hosts and guests. Loved it!

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