Your Repertoire is the most valuable asset in your career.
It's the collection of skills, stories, experiences, and lessons you've had to hard-earn in this hospitality industry. What if you could ask some of the best professionals in the world how they built their Repertoire?
In this podcast, you can look forward to expert-led interviews by Chef Justin Khanna, breakdowns of news and stories that are impacting the industry, and the occasional bonus episode that might include a tactic or strategy that drastically improves your life.
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Myles Snider | How to Cook Intuitively, Growing Online, and Techniques-over-Recipes - Ep.
My guest today is Myles Snider, host of the 80/20 Cooking Course and content creator!
Ki Chung | Standing Out On the Line, Nervousness, Eating to Learn, and Work You Can Sustain - Ep. 164
In this episode, I'm joined by Chef Ki Chung of Bar Maze in Honolulu.
Suzanne Vizethann | Chef’s Mental Health, Operational Excellence, Empathy in Hiring - Ep. 163
Chef Suzanne Vizethann talks about her successful breakfast and brunch restaurant, Buttermilk Kitchen. She shares her insights on taking advantage of an underserved market, building a team, and the importance of communication. Additionally, she discusses the operational strategies that set her restaurant apart, including the use of high-quality ingredients, transparency with guests, and implementing new offerings such as espresso and reservations. Finally, she emphasizes the need for clear vision and strategy, and provides practical frameworks for unifying a team.
"Hostile" Hospitality, A Failed Chef-Restaurateur, Delivery Financials, and more - Ep. 162
In this episode of the Repertoire podcast, host Justin Khanna shares his excitement about the return of solo episodes. Khanna highlights some of the most popular stories covered in past episodes, including a Twitter thread by startup founder Nick Huber, about the reality of running a profitable restaurant. The thread features a cautionary tale about a chef turned restaurateur who failed after opening a restaurant for selfish reasons and not being prepared to handle the responsibilities of running a business. Khanna gives his take on the lesson of the story, which is that starting a successful business is not about doing what you love, but rather about doing what gives you the best odds of making great money while managing the less fun aspects of the business. The episode also includes topics such as hostility in hospitality, Oreo’s product release strategy, smart ovens, and checklist for fire spots.
Helpful Pre-Stage Advice: The 2 Types
Akshay Bhardwaj | Family-Run Restaurants, Indian Fine Dining, and Finding Balance - Ep 161
Born in Queens, Akshay Bhardwaj studied business at Fordham University and Baruch College, and then pivoted to his passion: cooking. His ascension in the culinary world was extraordinary; between 2012 and 2017, he worked his way from working the line to executive chef at Junoon. Junoon was awarded one Michelin Star eight consecutive years from 2011, and held the title of the only Indian restaurant in New York City with a Michelin Star from 2018-2019. He was also selected as a Gohan Society Culinary Scholar — and traveled to Japan to study the delicate art of omakase — and became the first Indian chef to be selected for the Forbes “30 under 30: Food & Drink” list. Bhardwaj showcases a menu that reflects the diversity of India, steeped in the classics while offering deft touches of modernity.
In this episode, we talk about Akshay’s journey running a family business, creating an indian fine dining place and how is it different from a “fusion” restaurant, and finally Akshay shares some wisdom for young folks based on his experience.
Christian Puglisi is truly one of the great minds in the industry!
Wowwwww, this dude is a legend. This is some of the best chef/food industry content out there.
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