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Episode #3: Opening a Restaurant Part 3 with Meghann Ward of Tapestry

For the last installment of this series, we talked with one half of the leadership team behind Tapestry, a restaurant outside Boston’s Fenway Park. Meghann Ward (a former healthcare employee!), who worked her way up from a kitchen apprenticeship to owning a restaurant with her husband, shares her secrets to staff training and avoiding food waste on her menus. Read More

Episode #2: Opening a Restaurant Part 2 – Bella Luna and The Milky Way

Ever wonder where all the cash comes from to open a restaurant? Carol Downs and Megan Mainzer tell us how they crowd-sourced the money for their dream and opened a community gathering place that has been a mainstay in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood for the past 25 years.  Read More
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Episode #1: Opening a Restaurant Part 1 with Kristin Canty of Woods Hill Table

Welcome to our very first episode of the Restaurant Insider podcast. In the spirit of new beginnings, today we’ll be kicking off a three-part series about the good, the bad and the down right dirty aspects of opening a new restaurant. We chatted with Kristin Canty, a prominent restaurant owner/operator from Boston, Massachusetts, about everything from sourcing local farm-raised ingredients to putting out a literal dumpster fire on the opening night of one of her restaurants. Take a listen!                           Read More