8 Podcasts Restaurateurs Are Listening To Right Now

As a savvy restaurateur, it’s important to stay up to speed with the industry news, trends, tips and tricks. But who has time for that when you’re busy running a restaurant? That’s where these sweet podcasts come in. Not only are they educational and super fun to listen to, you can throw one on anytime, while driving, cleaning, cooking, or doing boring paperwork. There are literally thousands of food-related podcasts out there but we’ve cherry-picked a few of our faves, just for you. So without further ado, our delicious podcast menu. 

 

  1. Restaurant Unstoppable 

What do today’s most successful restaurateurs know that you don’t? If you’re looking for a well-rounded mix of content about improving your restaurant marketing, refreshing your brand, chef interviews and leadership, this is it. Founder and restaurant enthusiast, Eric Cacciatore, is the host of this super popular podcast aimed to empower independent restaurant owners/operators with the tools, knowledge and attitude they need to run a tight ship.  

A little taste of the topics: 

  • Employee Recognition & Culture in Your Restaurant
  • The 4 Pillars to Building your Restaurant Brand Essence
  • Why & How to Develop a Personal Chef Brand

 

  1. Copper & Heat

Want to make your restaurant a better place to work? This fantastic restaurant podcast, hosted by creators Katy Osuna and Ricardo Osuna, takes a deep dive into the longstanding issues that plague the restaurant industry, including gender and racial inequality, pay inequity, and mental health in the industry. Bonus: They won a James Beard award in 2019 for their outstanding reporting, and it’s not hard to see why.

A little taste of the topics: 

  • Leading the Way in Labour & Wage Issues
  • Coping with Stress
  • Privilege & Bias

 

  1. The Healthy Menu 

Feast your ears on The Healthy Menu—a Canadian podcast that talks about emerging consumer and foodservice industry trends, nutrition education, and hosts special guests in the food and tech sector. Aimed directly at professionals in foodservice, they uncover all kinds of interesting ways to serve up healthier options to your customers. Bon appetit! 

 

A little taste of the topics: 

  • Sustainability Within the Foodservice, Hospitality & Events Industry 
  • How Does the New Canadian Food Guide Impact Restaurants?
  • Marketing Your Foodservice Business & Restaurant

 

  1. The Restaurant Coach 

Donald Burns doesn’t mess around. Not only has he been hired by thousands of restaurateurs around the globe to help them improve, expand and literally save their restaurants, he’s not afraid to give it to you straight. Get the cutting-edge tools, techniques, tips, and truths you need from the world’s leading restaurant coach, hands-down. 

A little taste of the topics: 

  • Why Your Guest Journey is Mission Critical
  • The REAL Secret to Your Restaurant Success is Culture
  • Seven Rules for a Kick-Ass Restaurant

 

  1. Radio Cherry Bombe

Meet the podcast version of Cherry Bombe, an online magazine that celebrates women in and around the world of food and drink. Just like its sister, Radio Cherry Bombe focuses on amplifying the voices of women in the industry including chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, stylists, writers, cookbook authors and entrepreneurs from all walks of life. And it’s deliciously entertaining. 

A little taste of the topics: 

  • Farmer Jamila Norman of “Homegrown” 
  • Pastry Chef Claudia Fleming’s Third Act
  • Alice Waters and Fanny Singer on Slow Food and Family Ties

 

  1. Bartender at Large

Hosted by bartender and bar owner Erick Castro, the Bartender at Large podcast is dedicated to the art of bartending in the world of craft cocktails. You’ll get a peek behind the scenes of bar life as Erick interviews the greatest talents in the industry including bartenders, distillers, spirits experts, and cocktail historians. This is the go-to show for industry professionals and cocktail enthusiasts alike. 

A little taste of the topics: 

  • Visiting Bars in the Age of Covid
  • Bar Ownership & Consulting
  • What Makes a Cocktail “Good”

 

  1. Restaurant Technology Guys

As you probably guessed, this podcast has everything to do with restaurant tech. Drawing from over 75 years of combined experience in restaurant technology, implementation, and marketing, The Restaurant Technology Guys live to help you run a better restaurant. Join host Jeremy Julian as he covers a variety of topics, including trade shows, POS systems, scheduling apps, marketing, social media, mobile payment and EVG to name a few. 

A little taste of the topics: 

  • Building a Successful Franchise
  • Talking Digital Invoicing with Food Razor
  • Pop Menu Founder Talks Digital Menus

 

  1. The Resilient Restaurant

 

This brand new podcast focuses on helping restaurants survive and thrive after the pandemic. Listen to restaurateurs and industry experts as they share actionable business tips, inspirational stories and real-world restaurant survival strategies through new dining restrictions and safety guidelines. It’s a must-listen! 

A little taste of topics: 

  • Does Your Restaurant Model Still Work? 
  • Digital Restaurant Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World
  • The Hybrid Ghost Kitchen Model

 

And there you have it. Our favourite restaurant-focused podcasts to help you stay on top of everything food & beverage. Happy listening! 

 

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