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Restaurant Influencers

Mar 29, 2022

Brandon Dearden is living a chef’s dream and sharing it with the world on social media. Using TikTok as his main social networking tool under @chefauthorized, the “CEO of ChefTok” has amassed over half a million followers on the platform. Listen now to learn the Silicon Valley chef’s tips for going viral on...


Mar 22, 2022

Chef Roy Yamaguchi knows it takes great people to make great food. The celebrity chef and multiple restaurant owner found success by focusing on his belief in creating a culture of warmth and hospitality. The focus of Roy’s food empire is on a foundational question: What can you do for people today that’s above and...


Mar 15, 2022

Chef Dave Critchley of Lu Ban in Liverpool has leaned into his role as a community leader by talking on social media about mental health at restaurants and other important topics to him. Listen to this interview with the executive chef about the importance of mental health in hospitality, and connecting with an online...


Mar 8, 2022

Wolf Down restaurant owner Joelle Parenteau gained lots of attention and accolades when she wrote a viral blog post called “Why Restaurants Are So Fucked.” Listen to this interview with the entrepreneur about connecting with audiences through blogging, opening a restaurant for the first time, and her popular Medium...


Mar 1, 2022

Stacey Poon-Kinney is not just a star in her local food scene. Thanks to the power of television, she and her The Trails Eatery are famous all over the world. Listen to learn about appearing on reality television food shows, overcoming obstacles in the restaurant biz, and learning to ask for help

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