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Episode 69 – QR Codes Are FREE

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.

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Episode 68 – Scent Marketing

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.

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Episode 66 – Workforce Development with Derek Fassett

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 Presence

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.

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Episode 64 – Press Record Already

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!

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Episode 63 – In House Delivery

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.

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Episode 62 – The Foam Ban is Coming!

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.

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Episode 60 – Peer to Peer with Paul Saval

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.

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Episode 59 – A Full Comp Crossover

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.

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Episode 54 – The Secret Social Sauce

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…

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Episode 53 – The Great Pepperoni Debate

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…

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Episode 52 – Dennis Invests in Foodservice & Tina Talks Dough

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!

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Episode 51 – A “Hospitality” Convo with Steve Hewins

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 […]

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Episode 50 – Looking Like a Pro on Camera, with Brad LaBree

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.

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Episode 48 – News from the IFDA & Tips for a Smooth-Running Kitchen

In this week’s episode we’re sharing some stats from a new report published by the IFDA and we’ve got a few tips to help keep your kitchen running smooth. Plus, your business with Dennis supports other Maine and New England companies. You’ll hear more about how the foodservice industry contributes to our economy in this episode!