Season 1

Jan. 24, 2023

05: Building a College Town Institution | Alex Brandwein, Brandwein's…

Alex Brandwein is the owner and founder of Brandwein’s Bagels, an authentic New York-Style Bagel Shop located in Chapel Hill, NC. In this interview Alex tells the story of how a “breaking point” in his finance career led him ...

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Jan. 17, 2023

04: Building a Restaurant to Fit Your Lifestyle | Mat Schuster, Canela

Mat Schuster is the Chef and Owner of Canela Bistro & Wine Bar, a Spanish restaurant in San Francisco specializing in ingredients and dishes from Spain and California. Mat also serves as the President of the Board for the Gol...

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Jan. 10, 2023

03: Finding Your Michelin Star Business Partner | Ben Moore, Mamahuhu

Ben Moore is a Partner and Co-Founder of Mamahuhu, a fast casual Chinese American restaurant concept that puts a modern spin on classic Chinese American favorites. In this interview Ben shares the story of how he fell in love...

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Jan. 3, 2023

02: How to Save Your Restaurant From the Brink of Failure | Laurie Th…

Laurie Thomas is the Executive Director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, and the Owner of Rose’s Café and Terzo in San Francisco. In this interview Laurie shares her journey from working in marketing for a tech comp...

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Dec. 27, 2022

01: Growing a Food Truck Empire | Evan Kidera, Señor Sisig

Evan Kidera is the Founder and CEO of Señor Sisig, a Filipino Fusion food truck innovator and now growing restaurant chain in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this interview Evan shares how he got started in the food truck …

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Dec. 24, 2022

Trailer: Introducing My First Restaurant

Learn how to start, run, and grow a successful restaurant business from those who have been there before. My First Restaurant features interviews with successful restaurant owners about the process of opening their first rest...

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