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The Changing Culture in The Hospitality Industry with Steve Palmer

Episode Summary

The hospitality industry is historically and notoriously been known for late nights and hard partying. The drug and booze filled nights were famously chronicled by Anthony Bourdain in Kitchen Confidential. But over the past several years there seems to be a cultural shift happening in the industry and many chefs and restaurateurs are speaking out about and championing their sobriety. In fact some food festivals and consumer events are even embracing the alcohol free events. Our guest today knows a thing or two about sobriety and restaurant culture. Steve Palmer is the managing partner of Indigo Road with 20+ restaurants and over 900 employees across the American South. Steve has been sober for over 17 years, started a non-profit called Ben’s Friends and has a new book out called Say Grace. Super excited to have Steve here to chat about how we can support sobriety and wellness in restaurant culture.

Episode Notes

The hospitality industry is historically and notoriously been known for late nights and hard partying. The drug and booze filled nights were famously chronicled by Anthony Bourdain in Kitchen Confidential. But over the past several years there seems to be a cultural shift happening in the industry and many chefs and restaurateurs are speaking out about and championing their sobriety. In fact some food festivals and consumer events are even embracing the alcohol free events.

Our guest today knows a thing or two about sobriety and restaurant culture. Steve Palmer is the managing partner of Indigo Road with 20+ restaurants and over 900 employees across the American South. Steve has been sober for over 17 years, started a non-profit called Ben’s Friends and has a new book out called Say Grace. Super excited to have Steve here to chat about how we can support sobriety and wellness in restaurant culture.

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