Restaurant Misfits is a podcast dedicated to all things related to restaurant marketing, management, and everything else in between growing a restaurant business. The podcast is brought to you by Misfit Media in collaboration with Total Food Service. Each episode is hosted by Brett Linkletter, CEO & CoFounder of Misfit Media, and can be found on Spotify, or played below.
In this episode of the Restaurant Misfits podcast, Brett interviews Stephen Yen, the executive chef of TAO Downtown in New York City. Stephen has been with TAO for about a year now and has been a killer addition to their team. As for his experience, Stephen was on the opening team for Fatty ‘Cue in Williamsburg where he worked with Zak Pelacchio. Stephen then worked with chef Eddie Huang after that, followed by a stint with Hung Huynh at Catch. For those who don’t know Chef Huynh, he was a Top Chef Season 3 winner and proved to be not only a great Chef to learn from for Stephen but also a stepping stone.
As a nicer, sit-down concept, TAO has had to make some major adjustments to their business model in order to stay competitive and thrive during this year. In this episode we will address those changes on what they have done as a business overall but also the specifics on what Stephen Yen has done as the Executive Chef, in collaboration with the brand and marketing team, to help TAO succeed!
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About the Host: Brett Linkletter is the CEO & CoFounder of Misfit Media. He has an aggressive willingness to take on new challenges and a strong understanding of scaling a business from scratch. His vision is to disrupt the restaurant marketing space by empowering business owners with predictable, scalable marketing strategies so they can grow their business based on insights and data, versus guesswork and course correction. Brett’s specialty lies in creative content creation, brand messaging, social media growth hacking, and business development. His biggest role model and lifetime hero is his great grandfather, Art Linkletter, who was a famous TV personality and business man and a huge inspiration for Brett to get on camera more and begin a podcast. As the host of Restaurant Misfits, Brett seeks to interview the biggest and the best in the restaurant space to provide both an entertaining and education experience for listeners on every episode.