Shawn P. Walchef
Shawn P. Walchef is the founder of Cali BBQ Media, podcast host, business coach, and proud dad. Since opening Cali BBQ in 2008, he has grown his San Diego restaurant and media company into a global brand using digital tools and smartphone storytelling.
As a restaurateur who opened during the Great Recession, Shawn learned to use the power of the Internet to stay in business. During the Pandemic, Cali BBQ developed a scalable growth plan that is three times more profitable than the traditional full-service restaurant model.
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How To Become an Overnight Success — in 10 Years
Interview with 'Ten Year Plan' author David Dressler about scaling Tender Greens, thoughtful approaches to operating a business, and building heart-centered brands.
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Interview with Stacey Poon-Kinney owner of The Trails Eatery about appearing on reality television shows, overcoming obstacles in the restaurant biz, and learning to ask for help.