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Optimizing Tech Stacks with Chris Fletcher of Tech on Toast

As the restaurant industry becomes increasingly immersed in the world of technology, Chris Fletcher, founder of Tech on Toast, is addressing the gaps between restaurant operators and tech suppliers.    Tech on Toast: Bridging the Gap Between Operations and Technology Chris Fletcher, founder of Tech on Toast, recognized a significant gap between tech suppliers and […]

Closing Hospitality Gaps with Jennifer Ryan of Croux

The Staffing Solutions Pain Point Jennifer Ryan, the founder of Croux, identified a crucial gap in the hospitality industry during her experience launching a restaurant right before the onset of COVID-19. The challenge of finding flexible staffing solutions became a persistent pain point, leading Ryan to conceptualize Croux.  She explained to host Shawn Walchef of […]

Cali BBQ is Coming to the Navy Exchange in San Diego

Cali BBQ Management Staff stand outside the upcoming new location at the Navy Exchange in San Diego.

Cali BBQ is incredibly excited to announce that our restaurant is opening up a new location inside the NEX Food Court at the Naval Base San Diego. The Navy Exchange Food Court helps provide comfort and nourishment to people at Naval Base San Diego. Cali BBQ will join great brands including Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, […]

Shawn Walchef Talks Quality Content Creation at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Shawn Walchef, the owner of Cali BBQ Media, delivered a compelling speech at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo 2023, emphasizing the transformative power of the internet and social media. Walchef shared his philosophy of presenting his authentic self across various social media platforms, highlighting that he integrates his personal and professional life seamlessly. This […]

Video Content Made Easy with Nick Capozzi of SpliceVideo

Nick Capozzi, co-founder of SpliceVideo, is a visionary in the realm of digital content creation and marketing. In a recent discussion with Shawn Walchef of Cali BBQ Media, Capozzi shed light on the underutilization of platforms like LinkedIn, emphasizing the vast untapped potential for businesses and influencers. According to Capozzi, a mere 1% of users […]

The Power of Asking for Help with Jen Hidinger-Kendrick of Giving Kitchen

In the bustling world of the food service industry, Jen Hidinger-Kendrick embarked on a journey that transcended mere entrepreneurship. As the Founder of The Giving Kitchen, she aimed to be of service to those in need. However, it wasn’t until she recognized the importance of asking for help herself that the venture truly took flight.  […]

Persevering Through Company Pivots with Jamie Hoffman of SanTan Brewing

Jamie Hoffman, the seasoned managing partner at SanTan Brewing Company has contributed significantly to the company’s growth and success throughout his impressive 16-year tenure with the brewery.    Recognizing the challenges of self-distribution for breweries, Hoffman emphasizes the importance of leveraging distributors. He highlights the crucial role distributors play in scaling operations, offering not just […]

Technology and Digital Hospitality with Chuck Lipp and Chris Abrams

In their respective roles at Dewey’s Pizza, Chuck Lipp, the President, and Chris Abrams, the Director of Technology, are driving initiatives to simplify technology and enhance digital hospitality for an improved customer experience. Abrams, with a background in technology spanning various industries, emphasizes the importance of keeping technology simple and unobtrusive, allowing it to enhance […]

Operating a Stress Free Restaurant with Stephanie Bernstein

Stephanie Bernstein is the Partner Marketing Lead at 86 Repairs, a company dedicated to making restaurant operators lives by helping with one of the more frustrating parts of the business; unexpected repairs. In essence, 86 Repairs steps in to handle repairs and maintenance, allowing restaurant professionals to focus on what truly matters to them.   […]