We’re talking to an engineer and inventor who’s taking restaurant hand hygiene to a whole new level. Christine is and entrepreneur, engineer, and inventor who focuses on using technology to protect businesses and their customers from the threat of illnesses and outbreaks.
Episode 70 – Managing Restaurant Menus for Margin & ProfitJanuary 20, 2023
Real-world advice on menu management from a food service professional with over 20 years of experience. In this episode Dennis Food Service account executive Josh Henderson joins Luke and Samantha to discuss menu pricing, and managing your restaurant’s menu for margin and profit.
Episode 69 – QR Codes Are FREEOctober 11, 2022
Luke and Samantha go off the rails in a light-hearted discussion about making the most of truly free QR codes. Whether for restaurant menus or online ordering, there’s a more than one way to go about it.
Episode 68 – Scent MarketingJuly 29, 2022
In this episode writer and marketing professional Marisa Sanfilippo joins the podcast to discuss scent marketing. Tapping into this powerful consumer sense can lead to increased sales and customer loyalty.
Episode 67 (Pt. 2) – Follow-up to Branded Websites Mean Better BusinessMarch 25, 2022
In this follow-up to episode 67, Peter Anania and Dustyn Bailey return to tackle the topic “What goes into a well-branded website?” You asked, we answered. We’re focusing this conversation around questions received, and answers given, following our first discussion.
Episode 67 (Pt. 1) – Branded Websites Mean Better Business with Anania BaileyMarch 8, 2022
The best practices covered in this episode go deep and apply to your business–whether you’re a multi-million dollar operation working with an agency or a small family-owned business going the DIY route. No matter the size of your business, your brand needs to put its best foot forward on the internet.
Episode 66 – Workforce Development with Derek FassettJanuary 19, 2022
Derek Fasset, the new Workforce Development Director at HospitalityMaine, recently took the reins of a multi-year workforce development plan. His top priority is building momentum by creating self-filling pools of hospitality workers across the state.
Episode 65 – Peer-to-Peer Digital PresenceDecember 8, 2021
Recorded live during a group session at the HospitalityMaine Summit in Rockland, Maine; this episode will help break down barriers between you and the digital marketing efforts your business could and should pursue.
Episode 64 – Press Record AlreadyOctober 25, 2021
In this episode, we’re discussing how restaurants can easily start creating video for powerful, personalized marketing content. Get ready to take notes, there’s a wealth of wisdom piled into this pod!
Episode 63 – In House DeliveryFebruary 25, 2021
In this episode of the Dennis Knows Food podcast we’re talking about delivery – getting food from point a to point b, from your kitchen to your customers.
Episode 62 – The Foam Ban is Coming!December 3, 2020
Maine’s statewide ban on disposable polystyrene containers takes effect on January 1st, 2021. Joining me to share his thoughts and some insight on the new law is Greg Dugal, Director of Government Affairs for Hospitality Maine.
Episode 61 – Grow Your Foodservice Business with Content MarketingNovember 19, 2020
This episode explores the best way to be found, to be followed and to grow your foodservice business using the internet. That’s content creation, and it’s as important to your digital presence as the food you serve is to your dining room.
Episode 60 – Peer to Peer with Paul SavalSeptember 17, 2020
If you work in the food industry, provide distribution services, conduct sales calls or are at all curious about the chaotic world and persevering positivity of an independent businesses over the past several months, this episode is a can’t miss.
Episode 59 – A Full Comp CrossoverAugust 3, 2020
This episode brings timeless and relatable wisdom to the forefront of foodservice in a back and forth conversation between two podcast hosts reflecting on the ideas and advice shared by past guests.
Episode 58 – Marketing to the ChecklistJune 8, 2020
The idea at hand… What if foodservice operations used restaurant reopening checklists as a guide for marketing their businesses?
Episode 57 – Video Marketing During the CovidApril 18, 2020
In this special video and audio dual-edition of the Dennis Knows Food podcast, host Luke LaBree interviews Sal Marotta of SM Media Group on the creation and use of video in the foodservice industry.
Special Episode – Making the Most of DowntimeApril 1, 2020
Podcast host Luke LaBree, and 4 other foodservice professionals share ideas and advice to help restaurant owners and operators make the most of their unexpected downtime.
Special Episode – The Takeout TransitionMarch 30, 2020
A group discussion of 5 important topics for foodservice operations to consider during the coronavirus outbreak.
Episode 56 – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work, with Chef TimNovember 26, 2019
In this episode Chef Tim shares one of the very first lessons he learned in foodservice. A story about teamwork from the unteachable point of view of a dish-pit newbie.
Episode 55 – Everyone Leaves Happy, Restaurateur Joshua KopelSeptember 16, 2019
Hospitality has always been where his heart is, but it hasn’t always been easy or fun. In this episode Joshua shares his thoughts on growth, overcoming challenges, management and leadership, sustainability and the importance of culture in foodservice.
Episode 54 – The Secret Social SauceJuly 19, 2019
Social media has exponentially increased the opportunity for people to develop an emotional connection with your brand. The Secret Social Sauce is a strategy that will help you identify your brand’s unique marketable attributes for digital content and social media…
Episode 53 – The Great Pepperoni DebateJuly 10, 2019
Pepperonis with edges that curl and crisp when cooked, leaving delectable pools of grease at the center, have several names but are most commonly referred to as cup-and-char. These grease-chalices have been making a big comeback…
Episode 52 – Dennis Invests in Foodservice & Tina Talks DoughNovember 12, 2018
Our team has been working downright diligently over the past few months to bring the Dennis Difference to more customers, in more places. Part of those pursuits includes the addition of new employees; team members who will help support our mission and our customer’s businesses. We’ll share a few updates on our recent efforts in this episode. Also in this episode, Tina Parker of The Dough Co. joins us to talk pizza dough, and about a big change they’ve made!
Episode 51 – A “Hospitality” Convo with Steve HewinsOctober 1, 2018
Steve Hewins, President & CEO of the Maine Restaurant Association and the Maine Inn Keepers Association has some big news. In this episode we’re getting details on the merger of these two organizations; a big focus at the Maine Hospitality Summit on October, 29th in Bangor, Maine. Listen in as Steve shares his thoughts on […]
Episode 50 – Looking Like a Pro on Camera, with Brad LaBreeSeptember 10, 2018
If you get nervous even thinking about talking on camera this episode is for you! Video and cameras are an increasing part of our daily lives, and a great tool for getting in front of customers. But, what happens when you clam up on camera, and the words just won’t come out? The future of marketing is video, and the power to compete is in the palm of your hand. So, let’s get over the nerves and get you recording with a few tips and strategies for foodservice operators looking to do more with video.