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Episode 65

The Importance of Authenticity

Identifying new foodservice trends can be tricky. Deciding which trends to jump on while staying true to your foodservice vision can be even harder. Chef Chris Follari, director of food excellence east region at Guckenheimer, joins the show to explain how he guides operations that are trying to walk that line.


Be sure to follow Chef Rich and Justin on Twitter at @ChefRrupp and @jupehr.

Episode Notes

0:46 – This is a lot of fun 

2:28 – Trends are tricky 

9:17 – Chef Chris Follari joins the show

9:50 – Chef Chris’ culinary journey 

15:38 – A passion for foodservice 

24:41 – Staying connected to the industry 

25:50 – Evaluating trends and the importance of authenticity 

28:25 – Selecting the right equipment 

30:19 – Being aware of skillsets 

31:25 – Acceptance across geographical areas 

32:59 – Shifts in packaging expectations 

41:50 – Knowing how long to stick with a trend 

44:52 – Potential labor savings 

47:21 – Meeting standards 

54:02 – Chef Chris’ inspirational quote 

55:50 – Nate’s Notes 

57:44 – Outro

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