If it’s one thing I’ve noticed about the people who are dominating the hospitality industry these days, it’s their innovative thinking. It’s one thing to stay with the times, but I’ve noticed that most of the top hospitality leaders are looking towards the future. How do they do that? Well, they have their ear to the ground. They are always learning from other great leaders and testing out ideas.
I’ve heard a lot of excuses from people about how they don’t know where to find information, that no quality summits are hosted in their cities, they don’t have time to meet up with people, they don’t know where to find leaders, and from some, I’ve even heard they don’t need to do this because their operation is running just fine.
For these types of excuses, there is someone else out there, making the time, saving money to attend a conference in a bigger city, reaching out to leaders online, etc. These are the people whose operations are going to thrive. Harsh, I know. But listen, podcasts are a great way to stay on top of your game when you are short on time or funds.
But, there is one entire network that seems to be underrated. Here are a few noteworthy podcasts created by Heritage Radio Network, a network dedicated to many aspects of the food and beverage industry, that you should be listening to.
Focuses heavily on American food policy from leaders that explain more about health, labor, and sustainability. A hot topic with some controversy, it will keep you thinking of the deeper aspects of the food you buy, consume, and sell.
Food can be talked about in so many ways, and in this show, it is discussed through the lens of food and the human experience. In addition to getting a little history and some storytelling, there are also great things to learn from the host, Harry Rosenblum, and the interviewees.
This podcast was born out of conversations that startup brand, The Trek Uphill, was having with experts when first starting. Those conversations were then made public to help other starting entrepreneurs. New to 2018, they are always looking for stories. It is made by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
Say cheese! If you love cheese, serve cheese dishes, sell cheese, make cheese, swim in cheese, this podcast is for you! There’s a lot more to know about cheese than you think.
This podcast is special because each episode is a conversation with a chef or restaurateur about their beginning and what led them to this industry. It’s relatable and shows that anyone can make it in hospitality.
Food is more than something to nourish our bodies. This podcast explores food in relation to art and design. From photographers to interior designers, The Food Seen discusses what makes us want to “eat with our eyes.”
It’s hard to find a podcast with beer in the spotlight - it’s usually mixed in with other alcoholic beverage podcasts. But here, you will hear from beer experts and beer enthusiasts alike on every aspect of this craft.
A great podcast if you want to get to know some of the biggest names in hospitality. Andrew Friedman is able to bring out the best information and revelations from his guests.
All in the Industry really is about discussing everything in the industry. Host, Shari Bayer speaks with experienced hospitality professionals to share their expertise. She also shares PR tips and industry news.
The Speakeasy is liquid gold. All beverages - alcoholic and non-alcoholic - are discussed in this podcast where listeners can learn from experts in mixology, history, distillation, brewing, and more!
Food and technology - it’s not just the future, it’s already happening now. Host, Jennifer Leuzzi explores the impact of technology in culinary.
More entrepreneurship! This is for those who haven’t yet but dream to open their own hospitality business one day. You will hear stories from others who have done it before and hopefully they will inspire you to take the leap.
Saving the best for last! We’ve talked about entrepreneurship and interviews with top experts from previous podcasts but Radio Cherry Bombe zooms in to the women in the food world. From chefs to journalists and everything in between, host, Kerry Diamond is interviewing creative women on their business endeavors.
More podcasts to listen to:
Chris Hill and Shawn Wenner dive into the stories behind some of the most succssful people in the world. Think Seth Godin, Simon Sinek and Jon Gordon to name a few.
This podcast focuses solely on the question 'What do restaurant owners have to do to create a sustainable restaurant without it consuming them?'. Hear from presenter Andrew Carlson as he interviews restaurant owners and experts on this pressing question and the topics it involves.
Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, head behind the scenes of North Carolina's food and beverage culture as they talk to local chefs, sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and more.
If you’ve already been listening, yes! Make sure to share. Our industry is amazing and the more we know, the more we can collaborate, and the better we can become. If you haven’t heard of these, definitely have a listen! I think these podcasts are for anyone but definitely something that industry professionals should consider for better business.
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|Andrea Aguilar earned her master’s degree in International Hospitality, Event, and Tourism Management from Oxford Brookes University. She has since left to start her own hospitality business called Preshift Hospitality that focuses on employee engagement in the hospitality industry.
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