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Rising Tide LinkedIn Live: How to Tell Your Story Better

No one is coming to tell your story. Storytelling is a vital tool for any brand looking to grow and create a loyal customer base. Many leaders struggle with out to do so consistently and effectively. Every Wednesday and Friday at 10am PDT, Shawn Walchef hosts the Rising Tide live room on LinkedIn. Leading voices […]

Coaching Call with David Meltzer: Unlocking the Secret to Success

Discover the keys to thriving in the content creator economy with David Meltzer’s invaluable guidance, shared during a recent coaching call with Cali BBQ Media. Digital Hospitality host and Cali BBQ Media owner Shawn Walchef has had the pleasure of having world renowned entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, and business coach David Meltzer as a friend […]

David Meltzer is Cali BBQ Media Mentor

David Meltzer is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing. He is also a world renowned motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, business coach, and podcast host. For Cali BBQ Media founder Shawn Walchef, Meltzer is a mentor and friend. On Meltzer’s quest to empower over one billion people to be happy, he has made a number of […]

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 […]

The Ultimate Hospitality Mindset with Solomon Choi of Jabba Brands

Solomon Choi, the CEO of Jabba Brands, believes in the power of giving more to ask for more.  Reflecting on his early career, Choi made a bold decision for his family business early in his career, which ultimately paid off. By providing greater service, Choi was able to raise prices confidently, recognizing the value of […]

Coaching Call with David Meltzer: Surge Pricing vs. Dynamic Pricing

Cali BBQ was featured in a Wall Street Journal article about restaurants experimentation with the surge price model.  Digital Hospitality host, Shawn Walchef, tapped his mentor David Meltzer for another coaching call to discuss the article and the idea of brand awareness to breathe life into the static words and transition from article to conversation. […]

Revolutionizing Restaurant Operations with Christine Schindler of Pathspot

Christine Schindler, the Co-Founder and CEO of Pathspot, is spearheading a transformative movement in the restaurant industry by digitizing back-of-house operations.  Pathspot’s mission is clear: to enhance efficiency and safety in restaurant environments by consolidating various operational and safety procedures into a single, streamlined platform.  “Pathspot is a system for operational and safety tools, both […]

How to Turn Your Business into Media Company: Coaching Call with David Meltzer

Aligning Behavior and Goals In the pursuit of success, according to author, speaker, and entrepreneur David Meltzer, the crucial element lies in aligning one’s behavior with the goals one aspires to achieve. He highlights the key factors to bridge this gap—wisdom, mentorship, faith, and, most importantly, humility. “Behavior that’s aligned with where you want to […]