Podcast: Chef Charlie Palmer on the New Era of Fine Dining and Events (Episode 131)

The acclaimed chef and restaurateur discusses how the restaurant, hotel, and event businesses have changed in the last three decades.

January 29, 2019, 7:30 AM EST

Photo: Courtesy of Charlie Palmer

Hosts: David Adler, Beth Kormanik
Guest: Charlie Palmer

In this episode of GatherGeeks, David Adler, C.E.O. of BizBash, and Beth Kormanik, editor in chief of BizBash, sit down with celebrity chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer to discuss how the event world has evolved since he got his start in the 1980s. He shares insights from his coast to coast empire, including what people are looking for with food and catering today, why he's embracing the group-dining business, his number-one rule when it comes to service, how celebrity chef culture has changed the industry, and more.

Sponsored by Hilton Meetings & Events.
Running time 52:03.

Show Notes

Roundtable Discussion: how different cities approach food differently; what he wants people to feel when they experience his properties; how the wildfires in Northern California affected his business; behind the scenes of his annual Pigs & Pinot event; the importance of giving back to the community; how he feels about California's ban on foie gras

Further Reading

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