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Restaurant Influencers

Feb 27, 2024

Acclaimed Chef Jesse Ito and Owner of Royal Izakaya, Jesse Ito, carries a legacy of excellence and rich tradition. Jesse embarked on an apprenticeship at the tender age of 14 at his family’s Japanese restaurant, before immersing himself in the intricate world of restaurant ownership and high-end sushi. 

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Feb 20, 2024

Chef Maneet Chauhan is a celebrated culinary artist, cookbook author, philanthropist, and restaurateur. The Food Network star and founding partner of Morph Hospitality Group traces her culinary inspiration to the vibrant streets of India. “I really want to be the voice of Indian food throughout America,” she says.


Feb 13, 2024

Aspire Tour cofounders Eddie Wilson and Andrew Cordle dig into the importance of events and how the “Stage Theory” can help you spread influence. They created Aspire to showcase the world's most powerful business minds in a fun concert-like setting.

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Feb 6, 2024

Kooking with Kelli’s Kelli Ferrell is a distinct personality in the restaurant space. As the founder of Nana's Chicken-N-Waffles she is a dynamic individual who weaves together her roles as a mother, content creator, entrepreneur, and self-taught chef. 

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Jan 30, 2024

Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen founders Yonnie Hagos and Ajay Relan were intentional in creating a mission-driven space. The Hilltop team (including entrepreneur/entertainer Issa Rae) consistently exceeds guest expectations with welcoming community spaces and family-like hospitality.

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