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Dining with Gratitude

September 21, 2023

Travel Channel alum Andrew Zimmern and actress Jamie Hyder join Dana on today’s episode to talk about how we can all help food service workers in need. The two stars tell Dana about the Giving Kitchen, a James Beard award-winning nonprofit that’s close to their hearts, and how we can all help food service workers…

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The Quiet Power of Sonic Branding 

August 14, 2023

This week Dana is joined by Lauren McGuire, president of Made Music Studio for a talk about the power of sonic branding. Though often underappreciated, the right music can mean the difference between a good customer experience and a great one, a forgettable commercial and an earworm, and a two-dimensional brand identity and an immersive…

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Food Heals, Spirits Save

July 26, 2023

On today’s episode Dana is joined by Chef Robert Irvine, who tells her a bit about his life of service in the military, the kitchen and the Robert Irvine Foundation. Robert talks about his remarkable journey from a 15-year-old recruit to one of the most recognizable chefs and philanthropists on the planet, but he’s less…

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Sabato Sagaria Plays Chess, Not Checkers

July 13, 2023

This month on Dana Delivers, restauranteur and master sommelier Sabato Sagaria stops by to talk about his career, his business, and his thoughts on the future of the hospitality industry. He talks about how his long and illustrious career led him to building his own company, and how it took some pandemic-related soul searching to find his true passion: helping others grow. Listen for more on Sabato’s journey, his company Apres Cru Hospitality, and his vision for the future.

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Dana Delivers: Tom Cook, From Fryer to Franchise

June 28, 2023

Dana is joined by Tom Cook of Pacific Bells. Tom shares a bit of his journey that took him from working the fryer at a Taco Bell to the founder and CEO of a company that owns over 200 Taco Bell franchises, as well as a few bits of invaluable advice for anyone wondering when and how to buy into a franchise opportunity.

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On the importance of defining success 

June 5, 2023

Dana is joined by Elizabeth Tilton, founder and CEO of Oyster Sunday, a game-changing business that helps independent restaurants and small food businesses with pretty much everything except cooking the food. Their inspiring and wide-ranging conversation starts at Elizabeth’s beginnings, how she found her niche, and how important it is to define success if you want to achieve it. Listen in to find out how Elizabeth uses a holistic, data-driven approach to construct bespoke solutions for clients across every corner of the food service and hospitality industry.

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The Business of Alternative Beverage

January 30, 2023

Emily Heintz talks about her company Sèchey and the growing market for alcohol alternatives.

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Restaurant Entrepreneurship with Jason Berry

January 16, 2023

In this episode, Dana is joined by Jason Berry from KNEAD Hospitality + Design, a DC-based family of restaurants ranging from bakeries to steakhouses. Listen to them discuss how Berry got where he is and what the future holds for KNEAD.

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Seeking Emerging Brands and Top Talent

January 2, 2023

In this episode, Dana is joined by Helen Lao, CEO and founder of ClearPath Solutions, to talk about new, emerging brands, the latest trends, and the importance of reaching out to leaders in the industry.

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The Business of Giving Back

December 19, 2022

In this episode of Dana Delivers, Andrew Glantz, founder and CEO of GiftAMeal shares his story of giving back to the community, the benefits of doing so with GiftAMeal, and the real issues surrounding food insecurity.

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