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Why Storytelling is the Best Way to Teach (and Learn) Lessons | Business Coaching

Shawn and his grandfather Luben Walchef

A vacation to his homeland of Bulgaria doesn’t mean a break for Shawn Walchef when it comes to learning. In fact, it symbolizes a return to the origin. Returning to his roots and the country that birthed his biggest inspiration, Grandpa Luben Walchef, Bulgaria is where Shawn’s father-figure and most important mentor began his quest […]

Curiosity and Storytelling | Business Coaching Call with David Meltzer | DH055

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Lessons are best taught by stories. As humans, we learn best by hearing — and making sense of — stories that resonate with us. It helps to better understand a confusing world to hear a narrative with a moral. On this special episode of the Digital Hospitality podcast, we bring you inside another of Shawn […]

Social Media Helps You Be a Better Leader | Bulgarian Mayor Pavel Gudzherov

Shawn and Mayor Pavel

When it comes to mainstream media in an election year, social media gets a bad rap in regard to politics and leadership. But maybe it’s not always that way. On the other side of the world from San Diego, Bulgarian Mayor Pavel Gudzherov is making the most of modern media tools to show progress, engage […]

SLAM DIEGO! Padres Inspires Creative Food and Drink Menu Items in San Diego

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The Friar Faithful are so devoted to their San Diego Padres that team-inspired food and drink options are now available in town, including Cali BBQ’s own SLAM DIEGO cocktail, a Mango Machado IPA, and even El Niño pizza. NBC7 News and Lauren Coronado reported on our Slam Diego Fishbowl Cocktail To Go at Cali BBQ, […]

Digital Strategy and Tips To Help Restaurants Thrive in Tough Times

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As restaurants and other businesses struggle through difficult times during the pandemic, an emphasis on digital growth and online hospitality can help them survive — and even profit. Cali BBQ owner/operator Shawn Walchef and Sydney Lynn from Restaurant Solutions, Inc. were guests on ABC News10 in San Diego to talk about the state of restaurants […]

Become the Martha Stewart of Your Industry | Daina Falk (Hungry Fan) | DH046

Martha Stewart and Michael Jordan. You won’t find two individuals with stronger brands than them, but you’ll only find one individual pulling inspiration from them in equal parts. Meet Daina Falk, CEO and Founder of Hungry Fan. As an entrepreneur with a bestselling cookbook and many more accolades to her name, Daina Falk found motivation […]

Local Business Podcast talks Digital Hospitality with Shawn Walchef

Loyal listeners of the Digital Hospitality Podcast had the recent pleasure of hearing marketing mastermind Bruce Irving talk pizza, pivoting and podcasting on the Cali BBQ Media podcast in July 2020. Podcast host and Cali BBQ owner Shawn Walchef also hopped on Bruce Irving’s Local Business Podcast to discuss why every owner should dive into […]