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Camilla Opperman is Redefining the Dark Kitchen Concept with Nimbus

Camilla Opperman, CEO and Founder of Nimbus, is revolutionizing the concept of dark kitchens by integrating front-of-house infrastructure to enhance customer engagement. Through innovative strategies and a commitment to creating immersive food experiences, Nimbus is transforming the perception and functionality of ghost kitchens. Opperman and Nimbus are challenging the traditional notion of ghost kitchens, which […]

Coaching Call with David Meltzer: Effective Content Distribution Strategy

During a Live Coaching Call with mentor David Meltzer, Shawn Walchef unlocked key insights into maximizing the value and distribution of content.  Meltzer emphasized the importance of understanding the quantitative value of post-production content, explaining how a single piece of content can reach millions if distributed correctly.  Unlocking Quantitative Value “The quantitative value of the […]

Rising Tide LinkedIn Live: Stories from The National Restaurant Association Show 2024

Many of the Rising Tide LinkedIn Live Room regulars took to the road to converge on the National Restaurant Association Show 2024 in Chicago, Illinois. The annual trade show brings together the best and brightest in the hospitality industry to learn, network, and build. A previous Rising Tide Room discussed best practices as it pertains […]

Shawn Walchef Discusses Dynamic Pricing and Customer Loyalty on The Restaurant Growth Show

Cali BBQ and Cali BBQ Media Founder, Shawn Walchef spoke on The Restaurant Growth Show powered by Dynpricing to discuss dynamic pricing and restaurants greatest fear. He also spoke to hosts Gordon Paterson and Jose Albis about incentivizing customer loyalty. Cali BBQ, have garnered national attention for implementing dynamic pricing. Often misunderstood as “surge pricing,” […]

Actionable Guidance with Jason E. Brooks

Jason E. Brooks, an entrepreneur, author, speaker, coach, and founder of Hospivation LLC, has a passion for the hospitality industry, and is dedicated to empowering leaders through his book, “Every Leader Needs Followers.”  His book provides a roadmap for transformation, offering ten actionable keys to success while preserving individuality.  “I’ve been trying to find how […]

Insights from the Bar & Restaurant Expo: Maximizing Your Restaurant’s Potential

Cali BBQ Media founder Shawn Walchef attended the Bar & Restaurant Expo in Las Vegas to experience an invaluable day of learning and networking and he is taking you behind the scenes with partners, like Toast, Davo, and more Discover the secrets shared by industry experts and seasoned professionals like Chip Klose and Matt Joiner, […]

Empowering Restaurants Through AI Integration with Matt Wampler of ClearCOGS

Matt Wampler’s journey to becoming the co-founder and CEO of ClearCOGS stemmed from a personal pain point in his restaurant career. Recognizing the lack of resources for obtaining essential answers, he envisioned ClearCOGS as a solution to translate overlooked data into actionable insights.  And now ClearCOGS has a huge announcement! Wampler’s mission is clear: empower […]

Creating an Inclusive Pizza Experience with Ernie Carrillo of Joe & Ernie’s Pizzeria

An Inclusive Dining Experience Ernie Carrillo, the founder of Joe & Ernie’s Pizzeria, is crafting an inclusive dining experience that caters to everyone’s tastes and dietary needs. From vegan options to gluten-free delights, Carrillo’s commitment to quality and diversity sets his pizzeria apart in Southern California’s vibrant culinary scene. “I think pizza is that type […]