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This is the humans of hospitality podcast. It’s about the awesome humans, from bakers to chefs, to entrepreneurs, to brewers, to farmers, to musicians and so many more who make our world just a little bit more wonderful. It’s a place to share our stories and our adventures and celebrate our incredible industry. But I’m nervous, I’m worried about the big corporate brands with big corporate budgets. The world is not meant to be formulaic and dull but these Goliaths are trying to take over our industry, with boring repetitive concepts on every street corner swallowing up incredible independent spaces and products and people Where we spend our money and the businesses we support have an impact on the kind of world we are all going to live in. Let’s at least make it interesting.

This is the humans of hospitality podcast. It’s about the awesome humans, from bakers to chefs, to entrepreneurs, to brewers, to farmers, to musicians and so many more who make our world just a little bit more wonderful. It’s a place to share our stories and our adventures and celebrate our incredible industry. But I’m nervous, I’m worried about the big corporate brands with big corporate budgets. The world is not meant to be formulaic and dull but these Goliaths are trying to take over our industry, with boring repetitive concepts on every street corner swallowing up incredible independent spaces and products and people Where we spend our money and the businesses we support have an impact on the kind of world we are all going to live in. Let’s at least make it interesting.
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United Kingdom

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This is the humans of hospitality podcast. It’s about the awesome humans, from bakers to chefs, to entrepreneurs, to brewers, to farmers, to musicians and so many more who make our world just a little bit more wonderful. It’s a place to share our stories and our adventures and celebrate our incredible industry. But I’m nervous, I’m worried about the big corporate brands with big corporate budgets. The world is not meant to be formulaic and dull but these Goliaths are trying to take over our industry, with boring repetitive concepts on every street corner swallowing up incredible independent spaces and products and people Where we spend our money and the businesses we support have an impact on the kind of world we are all going to live in. Let’s at least make it interesting.

Twitter:

@markcribb

Language:

English

Contact:

+44 (0)7977 582579


Episodes

#007 Jimmy Cregan - Jimmy's Iced Coffee

3/17/2019
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Find out why looking at a builder’s backside was the catalyst that led to Jimmy's version of iced coffee, now stocked in pretty much every UK supermarket… and with its sights set much further afield, including Ireland, Sweden and Dubai. Hear the crazy things Jimmy does to spread the word about his drink, including talking to audiences of 300, dressed as a carton… and orchestrating what’s known as a ‘massive activation’ at a mainline railway station. (Sounds like a security alert, but...

Duration:01:02:23

#006 Helen Browning - Soil Association

3/9/2019
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This week I talk to Helen Browning, OBE: Chief Executive of the Soil Association, visionary organic farmer and, with her partner Tim, owner of The Royal Oak and Chop House. An uplifting, thought-provoking conversation exploring Helen’s journey. As you’ll learn, being ahead of the curve is not always an easy place to be. We also try to put the world to rights, so we can solve the problem of feeding 10 billion humans and keeping the planet intact. I LOVED this conversation. Enjoy x

Duration:01:10:56

#005 Andy Lennox - Zim Braai

2/28/2019
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Andy Lennox started his career as a ‘KP’, a kitchen porter, peeling potatoes. When he was 21, he teamed up with two friends to create Koh Thai, a restaurant in Dorset, offering authentic Thai cooking with a South of France style of service. As Andy put it, they ‘knew nothing and learned on the trot’ – only realising 6 months in that they needed tills, rather than paper to relay orders to the kitchen and the bar. Soon the pace picked up to a gallop, as the Koh Thai concept took off and 11...

Duration:01:09:05

#004 Rupert Holloway - Conker Gin

2/24/2019
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Rupert Holloway, founder of Conker Gin was a successful (and miserable) chartered surveyor who wanted to change direction, dramatically. Luckily he had Emily, his understanding girlfriend, now wife. Find out how a series of weird texts helped to create an enticing brand for their gin, which is now served at Marco Pierre White’s establishments, among many other places!

Duration:01:07:34

#003 Joe Lovett - Bad Hand Coffee

2/12/2019
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In this episode we chat to Joe Lovett from Bad Hand coffee roasters in Bournemouth, Dorset. The conversation is very much in two halves, initially regaling Joe's journey and story and how an abandoned stable, brothel and crack den became his perfect home. We touch on plant powered diets, low commitment dining and confusing roasts with Sunday lunch! The 2nd half is more industry specific as Joe nails the reason for this podcasts existence and emphasises the financial challenges of hospitality...

Duration:01:14:15

#000 Humans of Hospitality Trailer

2/4/2019
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In this trailer Mark Cribb, your host, introduces the concept of Humans of Hospitality, why he's set it up, a few sample clips from guests, what he's hoping to achieve from these conversations and even why a pineapple is in the logo. It's a great place to start before diving into an episode.

Duration:00:06:36

#002 David Sax - Maison Sax

2/2/2019
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David Sax left his safe career in finance to invest in his first venture, The Cow. It was an overnight success, later winning the highest pub accolade (think Oscar/Olympic Gold Medal rolled into one), National Pub of the Year. Then he had the likes of Guy Ritchie, Madonna and Jeremy Clarkson as his customers, when he took over another amazing pub, The Museum Inn. Eventually David had to sell both, because up-to-18-hour days were taking their toll on his bank balance and his family. So why,...

Duration:01:16:10

#001 Steve Farrell - Eight Arch Brewery

1/13/2019
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In this episode we chat to Steve Farrell from Eight arch brewery in Wimborne, Dorset. We talk a little about the beer making process but more about about big brands, small brands and how Steve went from terrible home-brew all the way to his award winning beers available across the County and Country. Enjoy the conversation.

Duration:00:53:20