Testifying–what to do, and what not to do

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 18:47 — 8.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MorePresident & CEO Stan Harris and Director of Government & Public Affairs Will DuBos start the intimidating conversation of what to do if a restaurant operator has to testify infront of aContinue reading “Testifying–what to do, and what not to do”

Advocacy and protection, the best investment you can make

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:20 — 6.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreWhen you become a member of the Louisiana Restaurant Association, it is more than our workers’ compensation program. With the LRA, you’re investing in a network of expert professionals whose mission itContinue reading “Advocacy and protection, the best investment you can make”

The Ins-and-Outs of Louisiana’s Legislative Sessions

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:23 — 7.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreOur CEO Stan Harris and Director of Public & Governmental Affairs Will DuBos chat on this week’s Capitol Connection about how a bill becomes a law, fiscal sessions vs. regular sessions andContinue reading “The Ins-and-Outs of Louisiana’s Legislative Sessions”

The Century Old Cocktail We’re Drinking Now

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:06 — 6.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreBill Deturk is a cocktail enthusiast, host of WWOZ’s New Orleans Music Show and Liquor Manager at Rouses’s on Tchoupitoulas. This week, he teaches us about the official, unofficial cocktail of theContinue reading “The Century Old Cocktail We’re Drinking Now”

Keeping the Legacy Alive

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:51 — 6.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreZoe Chase is the great granddaughter of the legendary “Queen of Creole Cuisine” – the late Leah Chase. In this episode, we hear her story as a graduate of the New OrleansContinue reading “Keeping the Legacy Alive”

Where is she now…LRAEF Scholar Cierra Varnado?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:20 — 3.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreCierra Varnado is living her dream career as the Director of Research, Development and Quality Assurance at BEC Co-packers in Slidell. She attributes her success in part to her time at NOCCA,Continue reading “Where is she now…LRAEF Scholar Cierra Varnado?”

Why You Must Become an Employer of Choice

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:19 — 18.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreThe pandemic shocked the hospitality industry and caused a shortage of employees during a critical time in recovery. Restaurants are extremely short-staffed, which means restaurant owners are spending all their time workingContinue reading “Why You Must Become an Employer of Choice”

Supply Chain Solutions & Creative Ways to Improve Operations

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 17:07 — 7.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreHear from Wendie Huffman, New Business Development Manager for Sysco as she discusses a topic that is all too relevant in today’s climate – supply chain solutions.

The 411 on the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:15 — 16.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreEligible restaurants can now access ERTC for 2020 and 2021 for eligible employee wages as long as these specific payroll wages and/or group benefits were not directly paid with Paycheck Protection ProgramContinue reading “The 411 on the Employee Retention Tax Credit”

What to do BEFORE You Increase Menu Prices

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 44:16 — 20.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreMenu engineering is absolutely awesome. You can reduce your food costs by three to seven points when done correctly the first time you use it. Right now, that probably seems like exactlyContinue reading “What to do BEFORE You Increase Menu Prices”

Digitizing Your Back Office Does More Than Clear Your Desk

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:41 — 9.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreAdopting technology should not only give your team time back but provide real-time data to empower your business. Now, more than ever, having an in-the-moment view of your finances and operations allowsContinue reading “Digitizing Your Back Office Does More Than Clear Your Desk”

RYRA: Take Advantage of Grants that Fund Training Wages & Apprentice Education

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 22:54 — 10.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreDid you know there are programs in Louisiana right now that can assist in offsetting the cost of training your new and existing team members? Hear from New Orleans Job 1 CenterContinue reading “RYRA: Take Advantage of Grants that Fund Training Wages & Apprentice Education”

Restaurant Youth Registered Apprenticeships: The Win/Win for Restaurant Managers and Staff

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:02 — 16.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreHear from Darren Darby of Creole Bagelry and Greg Reggio of Taste Buds Management to learn how restaurant manager and line look apprenticeships create a pipeline of qualified team members.

Building a Culture That Attracts & Retains Talent

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:26 — 14.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreHear from Bobby Fradella, Vice President of Training at Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, as he discusses how to build a people-first culture that lasts – focusing on clarity of brand purpose, visionContinue reading “Building a Culture That Attracts & Retains Talent”

Capitol Connection 2021 – Episode 1

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:12 — 14.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreIn this episode, Stan Harris discusses the $28.6 billion SBA-administered Restaurant Revitalization Fund which opens May 3; the third week of the Louisiana Legislature; and local industry issues in New Orleans andContinue reading “Capitol Connection 2021 – Episode 1”

Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 22

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:56 — 10.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | MoreLRA President and CEO Stan Harris discusses the National Restaurant Association’s recent letter to Congress that recapped the recent COVID-19 impact survey. For months, Congress has been trapped in a political tug-of-warContinue reading “Conversations in the COVID Crisis- Episode 22”