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 82: The Power of Competitive Socialising in the UK with Laurence Stevenson, Head of Sales at Sixes Social Cricket
On this episode, Kate and Rachel sit down with Laurence Stevenson, Head of Sales at Sixes Social Cricket, which is a UK-based competitive socialising brand that offers a high-energy game of cricket alongside food and drinks for the ultimate activity-based experience.
Commonly known as eatertainment in the States, competitive socialising combines activity with top-notch food and beverage, to create a unique hospitality experience under one roof. Competitive socialising has skyrocketed to success in the UK market especially and continues to grow in popularity in the US.
We chatted with Laurence about the competitive socialising business model; Sixes as a brand; the draws to competitive socialising for corporate and social groups; differing consumer demands between the UK and the US; and much more about the benefits of competitive socialising.
Check out Sixes Social Cricket on their website and Instagram pages for the UK and the US!
Episode 81: Let’s Talk Event Planning and Building a Business with Valerie Francois and Paige Pasley, co-founders of The Social Butterflies
On this episode, Kate and Rachel are joined by two lovely guests: Valerie Francois and Paige Pasley, the two co-founders of The Social Butterflies. The Social Butterflies is a Boston-based full-service event company, working from conception to execution on their events within the social, wedding, and corporate event spaces.
During the episode, we talk about the Social Butterflies' creative process, what clients are looking for in their events, advice for starting your own business, and much more. The Social Butterflies host their own biannual event in Boston, Soul and Sangria, bringing together music from DJs and a live band into one event with a drink menu of innovative sangria beverages. Save the date for the next Soul and Sangria event: September 10, 2023 from 3-8 pm!
Looking for event planners in the Boston event market? Follow The Social Butterflies on their website and Instagram below.
Episode 80: Creating Hospitality Industry Video Content for Social Media with Latasha James, Founder & Creative Director of James + Park
On this episode, Kate and Rachel are joined by Latasha James, Founder & Creative Director of James + Park, a social-first video marketing firm serving clients throughout the globe. Latasha is a marketing strategist, digital content creator, and coach with years of experience creating successful video marketing strategies.
Looking to grow your hospitality business' social media presence using video? Latasha gives insight into what social media platforms to focus on first, how to plan out video content, how to get your staff comfortable on video, how to use the user-generated content already being posted about your business, how to edit your video content, and much more on what's hot in social media for the hospitality industry right now. Check out Latasha's picks for restaurants to follow for inspiration on Instagram: @baobabfare and @crossroadskitchen!
Learn more about Latasha James on her website https://latashajames.com/ and follow her on Instagram @thelatashajames.
Episode 79: Creating A Memorable Nonprofit Event Experience with Joey Goone, President of Utopia Experience
On this episode, Kate and Rachel are joined by Joey Goone, President of Utopia Experience, for a thought-provoking events industry discussion. Utopia Experience is an event and video production company that helps both for and nonprofit organizations produce better and more meaningful experiences.
In the episode, Joey gives insights into a variety of topics, including finding the intention behind event experiences, using videos within events, creating a genuine sense of community at events, facilitating giveback initiatives within events without being a nonprofit, knowing your superpower as a business, and so much more.
Once you listen to the episode, be sure to check out Utopia Experience for your own event production needs at https://www.utopiaexperience.com/ and hear more from Joey on his podcast, The Impact Roadmap, anywhere you listen to podcasts.
Episode 78: Bring in Revenue for Valentine's Day & Super Bowl Weekend
In this episode, Rachel and Kate talk about how restaurants can bring in revenue for Valentine's Day and Super Bowl weekend. The ladies talk about small changes you can make to your current restaurant offerings for a Valentine's Day crowd, examples of Tripleseat customer Valentine's promotions, and where to promote. When it comes to Super Bowl packages, the ladies offer fun ways that you can tap into the camaraderie surrounding Super Bowl Sunday to host contests, bar packages, and more. Take advantage of these two money-making holidays in February!
Episode 77: 23 Hospitality Best Practices to Kick Off 2023
Happy 2023! In this episode, Kate and Rachel bring it back to the basics with some industry best practices to start the new year off strong. In this episode, you will hear 23 hospitality best practices to kick off 2023, broken into the following categories: restaurant sales best practices, event sales best practices, Tripleseat best practices, hospitality marketing best practices, and a few miscellaneous industry best practices. Let's make 2023 the best year yet!
Excellent event insights
Really enjoy this content
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