In this extremely authentic and raw episode, Joel talks with Ryan Bond, Chief People Officer at Thrive Restaurant Group, a company with 103 restaurants and over 5000 team members. Ryan discusses the failure of the traditional Human Resources model and the fundamental distrust that too many companies have in their people, how experiences shape our beliefs, the practical ways Thrive cares for their employees, and much more. You DO NOT want to miss this first part of a two-part series with Ryan.
In our inaugural episode for 2023, Joel chats with Said Elkhodary, SVP of Professional Dining at Elior North America, one of the world’s leading operators in contract catering and support services. Said reveals the pivot he made from mechanical engineering to the service industry at the beginning of his career, he reflects on the biggest challenges in corporate dining now, the generational differences in the workforce, what he loves most about his job, and much more.