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The MenuMasters Spotlight

Each month we will shine a spotlight on the chefs who bring the joy of food to all of us. These stories tap into the most creative minds in menu innovation and how their passion for food drives their success in business and life. Enjoy personal chef-to-chef conversations, deep dive interviews with leading menu innovators and tons of new ideas and inspiration for your menu development strategies.
Featured Spotlight
Cheetie Kumar: Bringing Indie Rock Sensibilities to the Culinary Scene
April 28, 2022

“We are having more conversations now about labor and sourcing and how to be more mindful and responsible about how businesses are operated and the actual cost and impact of our decisions.”

— Cheetie Kumar
Featured Spotlight
Samantha Fore: From Pop-Up to PBS
April 28, 2022

“You have to decide, do you want to be effective? Or do you want to be praised? I want to be effective.”

— Samantha Fore
Chefs Paul Fiorentino and Paul Fabre agree that the consumer is the North Star of menu innovation
March 25, 2022
Chefs Paul Fiorentino and Paul Fabre agree that the consumer is the North Star of menu innovation
Chef Jim Doak and Jim Goggin reflect on 25 years of MenuMasters
March 25, 2022
Chef Jim Doak and Jim Goggin reflect on 25 years of MenuMasters
Elle Simone Scott Learned to Center Others by Putting Herself First
February 23, 2022
Elle Simone Scott Learned to Center Others by Putting Herself First
Chef Vishwesh Bhatt Learns Through Teaching
February 23, 2022
Chef Vishwesh Bhatt Learns Through Teaching
Chef/Restaurateur Erick Williams Keeps Virtue at the Center
January 14, 2022
Chef/Restaurateur Erick Williams Keeps Virtue at the Center
Chefs Dan Coudreaut and Chad Schafer Lean Into Radical Transparency for Culinary Leadership
January 14, 2022
Chefs Dan Coudreaut and Chad Schafer Lean Into Radical Transparency for Culinary Leadership
Chef John Li’s Curiosity is the Key to His Success
November 12, 2021
Chef John Li’s Curiosity is the Key to His Success
Chefs Sarah Grueneberg and Stephanie Izard Serve the Needs of Their Guests by Putting Their Teams First
November 12, 2021
Chefs Sarah Grueneberg and Stephanie Izard Serve the Needs of Their Guests by Putting Their Teams First
Let Meherwan Irani Tell You a Story: Building a Brand One Tale at a Time
October 1, 2021
Let Meherwan Irani Tell You a Story: Building a Brand One Tale at a Time
Culinary-School Classmates Bring Global Flavors to the American Market
October 20, 2021
Culinary-School Classmates Bring Global Flavors to the American Market
Sharon Lykins Wants YOU to Join the Culinary Workforce
December 10, 2021
Sharon Lykins Wants YOU to Join the Culinary Workforce
Taking a Ground-Up Approach to Menu Innovation Sets Hai Hospitality on an Upward Trajectory
December 10, 2021
Taking a Ground-Up Approach to Menu Innovation Sets Hai Hospitality on an Upward Trajectory

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