Served by SHFM – Your Foodservice Hospitality Podcast

The Served by SHFM podcast explores insights and perspectives from industry professionals that will both educate and inspire. Join host and SHFM Rising Star, Michael Moore, as he sits down with special SHFM guests. Please keep in mind, the views and opinions expressed on the podcast are not necessarily those of SHFM or its members.

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  • Creating a roadMAPP to Advance: The Power of Mentorship & Advocacy (Episode 15)

    Special guest Joanna James, Filmmaker, CEO and Founder of Zoel Productions and MAPP 501C3, joins our host Michael Moore. Joanna shares her drive for storytelling from a young age, through her multi-award-winning filmmaking career to the launch of MAPP. MAPP helps women advance in their careers through 1-on-1 mentorship, advocacy for gender and racial equities and policies that support working families, sponsoring pandemic relief grants, and creating opportunities for representation where women and people of color are sorely missed. She provides a glimpse into MAPP, their impact and expansion for the future.

  • UpRoot Colorado: Hunger Games Charitable Partner (Episode 14)

    Special guests Rita Mary Hennigan and David Laskarzewski, Co-Directors at UpRoot Colorado, join our host Michael Moore. Based in Colorado, UpRoot strives to increase the nutrition security of Coloradans by harvesting and redistributing surplus, nutrient-dense foods while supporting the resilience of farmers. Step into the work-boots-on-the-ground efforts to establish a new status quo—one that includes food equity and nutrition security for all Coloradans—with our charitable partner for the 2022 SHFM National Conference Hunger Games!

  • Portrait of a Modern Chef (Episode 13)

    Take a journey through the back of the house with Chef Chris Aquilino, Chief Culinary & Vision Officer at Further Culinary Group, and our host Michael Moore. Chef Chris shares where his interest in cooking began and how his culinary career has evolved over the years. Chef Chris discusses his outlook for the future of foodservice trends, overcoming challenges and a new approach to food.

  • The Story Behind the Ingredients We Love (Episode 12)

    What’s the history behind the ingredients we love? Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder/Chair of Nourishing Africa, joins our host Michael Moore to discuss the origins and evolution of the food products we use every day. Ndidi shares her passion for retelling the story of African food and steps we can take to change the narrative.

  • Across the Table - Negotiating Successful Partnerships (Episode 11)

    Special guest, Michael Craig, Co-founder and Chief Customer Officer of Nutrislice, joins our host Michael Moore. How can you add value to long term partnerships through impactful negotiation? Michael Craig discusses negotiation strategy, silos and opportunity for creative collaboration.

  • The Power of Intentional Decision-Making: Part 1 and 2 (Episodes 9 & 10)

    Selena shares what influenced and motivated her career path in entrepreneurship as well as food and beverage. She also discusses the importance of leaders opening doorways and advocating for those in their community and globally. They discuss how the decisions made at the corporate level can impact the community around them. The choice to be intentional in those decisions can have a profound impact as well as address inequalities in the community. How can your decisions effect change?

  • The Fear of Not Failing: Lessons from a Startup (Episode 8)

    Hosts, Michael Moore and Danielle Pedersen, are joined by Alexander Olesen, CEO/Co-Founder, Babylon Micro-Farms Inc. Alexander takes us through his journey of creating a startup. He shares his “aha moment” when he knew his start up concept of sustainable hydroponic farming was coming to life. He is careful to point out that being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. It requires you to embrace risk and be comfortable with the uncomfortable. What lessons will you take away from Alexander’s entrepreneurial spirit?

  • Served By SHFM Video Podcast - Leaning IN with the SHFM Foundation (Episode 7)

    Special guest, Jeanine Cosgrove-Albert, Vice President, At Your Service Staffing, joins our hosts Michael Moore and Danielle Pedersen. Jeanine provides a glimpse into her career path and how it led her to join SHFM. Within SHFM, she quickly found that the SHFM Foundation was a natural place for her to “lean in” and make a difference in the foodservice and hospitality industry. As the current Foundation Chair, she shares how the Foundation is purposefully making an impact now - and for years to come.

  • Served By SHFM Video Podcast - Making Wellness a Priority (Episode 6)

    Special guest, Shauna McQueen, Global Wellbeing Lead, ISS, joins hosts, Michael Moore and Danielle Pedersen. How do YOU define wellness? Shauna defines wellness as finding regular opportunities for joy in your life. She shares ideas on how to more effectively rollout wellness in the workplace and how this can strengthen us as individuals, employees and businesses.

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