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What Happens After You Win 'Top Chef'? One Former Champion Shares His Story: 'It Was Just Insane.'

Chef Joe Flamm dishes about becoming a celebrity chef, finding his love for Balkan cuisine, and why he keeps it real on social media.

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What Happens After You Win 'Top Chef'? One Former Champion Shares His Story: 'It Was Just Insane.'

Chef Joe Flamm dishes about becoming a celebrity chef, finding his love for Balkan cuisine, and why he keeps it real on social media.

'I Can't Pretend to Be That.' Mayim Bialik on Life After 'Jeopardy!' and 'The Big Bang Theory.'

Mayim Bialik discusses the launch and growth of her media company devoted to helping people on their mental health journey.

New York News Anchor Rosanna Scotto and Her Daughter Jenna Ruggiero Share the Secret of Running a Successful Family Business

Fresco by Scotto restaurant co-owners Rosanna Scotto and Jenna Ruggiero break down their family's business, how they use social media, and the impact of their philanthropic efforts.

This Pizza Pioneer Says He Approaches Pies Like an Athlete

Anthony Mangieri, founder of Una Pizza Napoletana and Genio Della Frozen Pizza, breaks down his unorthodox approach to building a business and scaling a CPG brand.

How Visionary Leaders Transform Curiosity Into Groundbreaking Ideas

Lee Brian Schrager, founder of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, discusses the spark that launched FoodieCon, his best practices for running popular food events, and why all business owners need to adapt to social media trends.

How This Couple Transformed a Gas Station Kitchen Into a Legendary BBQ Destination

Joe's KC Bar-B-Que co-founder Joy Stehney shares her restaurant's remarkable journey (and an offer to cater Taylor Swift's wedding.)

The Restaurateur Who Created a Safe Space for Celebrities to Eat in Peace in NYC

Sei Less founder Dara Mirjahangiry discusses social media networking, "white glove" service, and making waves in the media space.

How Do You Start a Successful Restaurant? Obsess Over the Tiniest Details, Says This Entrepreneurial Chef.

Chef Michael Mina discusses the importance of the guest experience, how he built a restaurant management company, and the importance of embracing tech.

The Scrappy Origin Story of Toast, the Game-Changing Restaurant Tech Company

Toast CEO and co-founder Aman Narang discusses the company's humble beginnings, their culture of scrappiness, and how they've transformed the way that restaurants do business.

If You Want to Make Millions, Ditch Your Polished Pitch and 'Own Your Crazy' Says This Legendary Branding Guru

Phyllis Williams-Strawder, the self-anointed "Ghetto Country Brandmother," shares her unfiltered thoughts on achieving big success by using your authentic voice.

This Chef Fled a War-Torn Country as a Child. Now She's Helping Other Refugees Rebuild Their Lives.

Chef Jennifer Sebasigari shares her journey to becoming a celebrity chef and how she works to empower other immigrant and refugee-led businesses.

How to Use Tech to Save Your Restaurant Money and Help Turn First-Time Patrons Into Loyal Customers

Noble Restaurant Group Director of IT William Connors explains how using Toast's point of sale and management system has transformed their business.

'Emails Work!' This Entrepreneur Says Email Marketing Is Still the Best Way to Connect and Sell. Here Are His Top Tips.

Fishbowl CEO Adam Ochstein breaks down effective email marketing and explains how a hotel chain helped shape his idea of data personalization.

'Don't Be Afraid to Do Something That Nobody Understands': How This Entrepreneur Re-Invented His Career and Found Happiness

Chef Joe Gatto, host of "From Scratch," gives his recipe for starting a cooking show, making deep connections through food, and believing in yourself.

The Philly Cheesesteak Was Invented At This Spot in 1930. Here's Why Fans Can't Stay Away 90 Years Later.

Frank E. Olivieri of Pat's King of Steaks discusses the creation of the Philly cheesesteak, how making connections matters in business, and Philadelphia's signature hospitality style.

About Restaurant Influencers

Welcome to the Restaurant Influencers podcast and video series. Every week host and restaurant owner Shawn P. Walchef talks with leaders about their secrets to Smartphone Storytelling and how to show up and engage where customers are spending time online.

Whether you need advice on how to get your business off the ground or you're just looking for inspiration, our video series have something for everyone. Browse our library below to find a series that speaks to you and your interests.

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