63 episodes

Two Chicks, Three Seats is a podcast that covers all of the hospitality industry’s hottest topics, from current hospitality news, food and beverage trends, interviews with event guests, to marketing tips and more. Two Chicks, Three Seats keeps you in the loop on all things relatable to anyone in the events industry. Tune in with hosts Kate Kennedy, Tripleseat’s Customer Marketing Manager, and Rachel Calkins, Tripleseat's Marketing Coordinator, to catch up on the latest hospitality topics. Two Chicks, Three Seats is brought to you by Tripleseat, the industry leader in event management software.

Two Chicks, Three Seats: The Event Manager's Guide to Industry Trends Tripleseat

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Two Chicks, Three Seats is a podcast that covers all of the hospitality industry’s hottest topics, from current hospitality news, food and beverage trends, interviews with event guests, to marketing tips and more. Two Chicks, Three Seats keeps you in the loop on all things relatable to anyone in the events industry. Tune in with hosts Kate Kennedy, Tripleseat’s Customer Marketing Manager, and Rachel Calkins, Tripleseat's Marketing Coordinator, to catch up on the latest hospitality topics. Two Chicks, Three Seats is brought to you by Tripleseat, the industry leader in event management software.

    Episode 63: Valentine's Day in the Hospitality Industry

    Episode 63: Valentine's Day in the Hospitality Industry

    To kick off this first episode of 2022, Rachel and Kate dive right into the next major holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a money-making holiday for the hospitality industry and it's only 3 weeks away. If you’re a restaurant or event venue, you should have your Valentine’s Day promotions up and running just about now. Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day to dine out (following Mother’s Day), so you want to be sure to capture as much business as you can leading up to the day. In this episode, learn about what we have seen from our customers and what restaurants can be doing to get sales before February 14.

    OpenTable 100 Romantic restaurants https://blog.opentable.com/most-romantic-restaurants-america-2022/

    Kenect text-messaging integration https://tripleseat.com/kenect/

    Merri 3D floor plan and design integration https://tripleseat.com/merri/

    • 35 min
    Episode 62: Final Push for New Year's Eve Event Sales and What's to Come in 2022

    Episode 62: Final Push for New Year's Eve Event Sales and What's to Come in 2022

    In this episode, Rachel and Kate discuss New Year's Eve promotions that restaurants, bars, and clubs are offering for celebrating the coming of 2022. While many of these venues have been promoting their NYE parties and offerings for a little while now, there are still two weeks until the big day and many people are without final plans. The ladies anticipate plans being made up until the day of NYE, which means more potential events, catering, and other promotional opportunities in your future! Take a listen to hear what the ladies have to say on giving a final push for NYE events. Wishing a happy New Year to all!

    Tripleseat 2021 Year in Review recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9DuFWZdnKs&t=56s

    • 18 min
    Episode 61: Holiday Season Trends: Cocktails, Winter Pop-ups & Hospitality Industry Gifting

    Episode 61: Holiday Season Trends: Cocktails, Winter Pop-ups & Hospitality Industry Gifting

    In this episode, Kate and Rachel continue to feel the holiday season spirit by talking about holiday season trends relevant to the hospitality industry. They discuss cocktail recipes you could try at your restaurant and/or personal holiday festivities; winter holiday pop-ups that restaurants create; and hospitality industry gifting ideas for anyone important in your life. Let us know if you try any of the ideas discussed in the episodes by emailing us at 2chicks3seats@tripleseat.com.

    Links from the episode:

    Serra by Birreria Pop up: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/serra-by-birrerias-winter-pop-up-is-now-open-on-eataly-flatirons-rooftop-120721

    Moxy Hotel's Magic Hour Rooftop: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/magic-hours-new-holiday-pop-up-is-an-apres-ski-vision-in-glitter-and-pink-111821?fbclid=IwAR0qfNzItg151M0pNRWLjnYJfHzZ1VN1rfqgouiJentwp8oj8UStMsa5Smw

    Holiday Gifting Guide: https://www.eater.com/2021/11/12/22611163/eater-holiday-gift-guide-2021

    Glass Salt bowls: https://canoe.design/products/glass-salt-bowl

    Eater Wine Club: https://eaterwineclub.com/collections/gift-the-gift-of-eater-wine-club?variant=32953066258475

    Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide: https://www.target.com/p/gastro-obscura-atlas-obscura-by-cecily-wong-dylan-thuras-atlas-obscura-hardcover/-/A-80250587?clkid=b3670619N88ba11ebbbf142010a246ed7&lnm=81938&afid=Vox%20Media&ref=tgt_adv_xasd0002

    Kale & herb razor: https://www.rawrutes.com/products/kalerazor?variant=17375992071

    Click and Grow Smart Garden: https://www.amazon.com/Click-Grow-Garden-Gardening-Capsules/dp/B01MY0HC2H?th=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=eater0c-20&linkId=f684fe54f21439e8321d85e57c6d195c&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

    • 29 min
    Episode 60: Ideas for a Final Holiday Season Events Push

    Episode 60: Ideas for a Final Holiday Season Events Push

    On today's episode, Kate and Rachel welcome in the month of December and dive right into what is pressing on event professionals' minds right now: holiday season events. How can I fill the rest of my event calendar? What strategy can I try to reach new clients? What can I change in my efforts? While yes, the holiday events season is underway and many restaurants, event spaces, and unique venues' calendars are all booked up, that may not be the case for everyone. This episode will give some ideas about ways we have seen Tripleseat customers promoting their event offerings, and perhaps it could give you and your team a fresh idea for a final holiday event season push. Let's bring in the events until the very end of the year (and then into January and February, because many people are celebrating after the holidays, too)!

    Want to learn more about TripleseatDirect? https://tripleseat.com/tsdirect/

    Reach out! 2chicks3seats@tripleseat.com

    • 33 min
    Episode 59: Ghost Kitchens, Improving Restaurant Working Conditions, Tips for Managing Client Expectations, and More in Hospitality Industry News

    Episode 59: Ghost Kitchens, Improving Restaurant Working Conditions, Tips for Managing Client Expectations, and More in Hospitality Industry News

    In today's episode, Kate and Rachel talk about a variety of interesting topics that are trending in the hospitality and events industry right now. These topics include restauranteur Danny Meyer joining the board of Panera Brands with his "enlightened hospitality" influence, restaurant operators making changes to restaurant technology and architecture to improve working conditions, tips for managing event client expectations, and a brand new ghost kitchen concept on the horizon. The creativity of the hospitality industry comes in all shapes and sizes, and every lesson learned is valuable to any hospitality professional listening.   

    Sources:

    https://www.eater.com/2021/11/10/22774470/danny-meyer-panera-brands-investment-enlightened-hospitality

    https://www.eater.com/22753244/restaurant-work-norms-changing-air-conditioning-sitting-down?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=%5BEater%20National%5D%2011/01/2021&utm_content=Final&utm_term=Eater%20Today

    https://www.bizbash.com/production-strategy/opinion-experts/article/21809046/9-tips-for-managing-event-client-expectations-right-now

    • 30 min
    Episode 58: Using a 3D Design Platform to Plan Events with Randi Bushell, Founder of Merri

    Episode 58: Using a 3D Design Platform to Plan Events with Randi Bushell, Founder of Merri

    In today's episode, Kate and Rachel sit down with Randi Bushell, Founder and CEO of Merri, to discuss one of Tripleseat's newest integration partners. Merri is a 3D design and planning platform for the hospitality industry that helps clients visualize their event space during their planning process, from selecting furniture, table settings, decor, and more. Merri integrates with Tripleseat, so customers can enjoy the benefit of both platforms during the planning process. Bushell explains all of this, and more, including event design trends, decor trends, and the future of Merri.

    Merri: https://bemerri.com/

    Tripleseat + Merri: https://tripleseat.com/blog/partners/merri/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

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Excellent event insights

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Engaging and informative!

These gals immediately drew me in. Fascinating conversation and great tips! They have a great energy and love to hear their opinions and information. Made me want to try some sober-curious mocktails while dining alone

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